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Sony's New Drone Is A Helicopter In A Plane's Body

Wait, Sony made a drone?<p>For decades, aircraft design has focused on a central compromise: if an aerial vehicle wants to fly fast, it needs a plane-like body that cuts through the air and generates lift, but if it wants to take off and land vertically, it needs rotors and a much slower body. …

Drones

Why no job is safe from the rise of the robots

Hollywood got it wrong. The highly intelligent machines that will be unleashed in the near future won’t be coming for our lives. They’ll be coming …

Who Will Get Charles Manson’s Body? A Legal Battle Is Underway

Charles Manson, the wild-eyed leader of a murderous gang responsible for one of the most infamous killing sprees of the 20th century, is proving no easier to deal with in death than he was in life.<p>A battle is brewing on many fronts in California over who will get the notorious killer’s remains and …

FCC Killed Net Neutrality, Blue States Can Save It

The Trump administration cleared the way for internet providers to throttle speeds of websites they don’t like. That’s not the end of the fight, …

Self-Healing Robot Muscles Are Stronger, Faster and More Flexible Than People—and They Only Cost 10 Cents to Make

<i>Updated</i> | Scientists have created nimble robotic muscles as strong as an elephant and as bendy as an octopus. These soft but powerful new artificial …

Nationwide, police shot and killed nearly 1,000 people in 2017

By John Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>Zane Anthony<p>Julie Tate<p>, Researcher<p>Jennifer Jenkins<p>For the third year in a row, police nationwide shot and killed nearly 1,000 people, a grim annual tally that has persisted despite widespread public scrutiny of officers’ use of fatal force.<p>Police fatally shot 987 people …

Law Enforcement

Unlocking the secrets of the brain

From autism and schizophrenia to Alzheimer’s, lab-grown mini-brains could be the key to solving the biggest mysteries about human development and …

Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

36 apps that posed as tools to keep users safe from attacks were actually installing malware on their devices.<p><i>Video: In battle against malware,</i> …

Nintendo Switch Is the Fastest-Selling U.S. Console of All-Time

The Nintendo Switch has smashed the record for the fastest-selling U.S. console of all-time, moving 4.8 million units in its first 10 months. The …

‘Call Of Duty’ And Other Video Games Hack The Brain’s Ability To Process Emotion, Says New Study

Repeatedly playing violent video games could lower your ability to feel empathy for other human beings.<p><i>Call of Duty</i> and other violent video games can …

Research