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The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport

There is a massive square-city-block building in West Oakland called American Steel. It used to be a repair shop for huge cargo ships. But as the industry left Oakland, the giant, rusted hull of a building took on a new purpose, housing artists, tinkerers and makers who need space to build big …


Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons

Over 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers have signed an open letter warning of a “military artificial intelligence arms race” and calling for a ban on “offensive autonomous weapons”.

The letter, presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial …


Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …


Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study

Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …


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Hallmark Easter LPR1628 Squakin' Egg Droppin' Hen

• •Press the button on Mama Hen s wing to see her bob up and down to a parody of "Whoopm!
• •There s an egg over here, an egg over there - as she bobs, …

This Outlet Adapter Lets You Run All Your Gadgets On Solar Power

Now you can power your iPhone from the sun, even if you can't afford solar panels.

Thanks to steeply falling prices, solar power keeps breaking records for new installations. But it still makes up less than 1% of total energy production in the U.S. The chances are good that you probably don't yet …

Renewable Energy

A Cheap Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot That Works Like a Burner Phone

Laptop coffee shop loiterers, rejoice!

Before becoming a full-time editor at Popular Mechanics, I wrote about tech for a bunch of different places. That meant publishing web stories or sending text to editors from home (not always as awesome as it sounds) or on the road. Coffee shops, even in the …


Z E1: a connected high-quality camera with interchangeable lenses

Small cameras are convenient, but they are often very limited. A new Kickstarter project aims to change this standard by offering a product that is …


Beyond Graphene, a Zoo of New 2-D Materials

By Andy Berger | July 17, 2015 10:00 am

Two alternately stacked layers of hexagonal boron nitride.

Nine years ago, Joshua Robinson was approached by …


Microwaves Could Power Tomorrow's Space Shuttles - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | July 22, 2015 4:20 pm

A rendering of Escape Dynamics’ microwave-powered space-plane. (Screen grab from YouTube/Escape Dynamics)

The …


A New Record Linked to Climate Change Was Just Set in Greenland. It May Seem Esoteric, But It's Really Important. - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | July 18, 2015 9:04 pm

The animation above shows changes in the amount of sunlight reflected by snow on the Greenland Ice Sheet …


The Eye-Popping Astonishment of Pluto - Out There

By Corey S. Powell | July 19, 2015 9:34 am

Alan Stern reacts to the early images of Pluto and Charon coming in from New Horizons. No further …


Gallery: from nets to lasers, there’s a lot of new ways to take down drones

MBDAMBDA Deutschland, a European missile manufacturer, announced its laser-based drone countermeasure in June 2015.8 more images in galleryAs drones …


The CIA built a secret and groundbreaking mobile text messaging system in the late 1970s

One of the most significant US intelligence operations in modern history took place in the heart of Soviet Moscow, during an especially dangerous period of the Cold War.

From 1979 to 1985 — a span that includes President Ronald Reagan's "evil empire" speech, the 1983 US-Soviet war scare, the deaths …


A Meth Lab Exploded Inside a Government Building

Police discovered signs of a meth lab in a government building on Saturday after an explosion injured a federal security officer and threw a blast …


Bill Cosby’s 1970s anti-drug album for kids: ‘Say no to pills’

“Hi, this is Bill Cosby. I’d like you to pay close attention to this album because it’s very important. We’re going to talk about amphetamines, cocaine, depressants, barbiturates, opiates, alcohol, tobacco, hallucinogens.”

That was the introduction to Cosby’s 1971 album “Bill Cosby Talks to Kids …

Bill Cosby

Panasonic gives factory workers superhuman strength using an exoskeleton

Robots have quickly replaced humans in factories around the world because they are more efficient, cost less in the long term, and they never argue, …

Assembly Lines

12,450-year-old frozen puppy undergoes autopsy

Published on June 30th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks


Experts spent the past four years analysing the body – which included not just bones but also its …


5,500-year-old fingerprint found on ceramic vessel

Published on July 16th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks


Danish archaeologists doing a survey ahead of the construction of the Femern Belt link scheme, an …


Apple ditches Nest for HomeKit-compatible Ecobee

If you have plans this weekend to saunter into your local Apple Store and pick up a Nest thermostat for your increasingly connected home, we have bad news for you: The company is no longer offering the device for sale in either its retail or online stores.

But could Apple interest you in an …

Tony Fadell

Leaked iPhone 6s front panel looks awfully familiar

The iPhone 6s is likely to be revealed within the next two months, which means the leaks are starting to flow out of the supply chain like toxic fumes pouring out of Foxconn factories. We got our first look at a purported iPhone 6s rear shell last week, and now a new set of pictures of an alleged …


Minion-like Apple Watch stand is so cute it’s creepy

We hope that the designer of this cute Apple Watch stand doesn’t get an adorable little cease-and-desist letter in the mail.

The WatchMe stand bears an uncanny resemblance to the stars of some despicable memes scattered across the Internet like salt, but it isn’t a complete rip-off. They don’t have …

Apple Watch

Watch the F-35 test its onboard cannon for the 1st time

The F-35 has successfully tested its onboard cannon for the first time.

On June 9, an F-35A shot its first salvos from its four-barrel GAU-22/A Gatling gun. The gun fires 25-millimeter rounds that can be used to target enemies in both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.

Jeremy …


Get a Canon Pixma all-in-one printer for $19.99

Say what? It's true: This compact multifunction inkjet can print, scan and copy. It even comes bundled with photo-album software.

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Woman Tweets for Weed, PBC Sheriff Responds

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is experiencing some unexpected internet fame after replying to a woman who tweeted Thursday that she wanted …

Palm Beach County

Why you should hold off ordering that ‘MagSafe for iPhone’ adapter

Were you interested in Znaps, MagSafe adapter for Lightning connectors that we posted yesterday? You might want to hold off on ordering them. There’s a big possibility that patent issues could derail them from being delivered as promised.

Nothing against my wonderful and very intelligent colleague …


Boeing Has A Plan To Make Force Fields Reality

Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a …


The Race to Build the Perfect Camera

The last century has witnessed endless innovation in camera technology. Here, courtesy of Clifton Cameras, is a timeline to help you sort out who did what and when, from SLRs to the iPhone.


Nasa may have found the most Earth-like planet to date

UPDATE: Nasa has now announced its findings. Read all about it here.

Nasa may have just found the closest thing to an Earth-like planet in the Universe.

The US space agency is holding a press conference tomorrow, 23 July, to reveal the latest discoveries of its exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space …