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China's making major progress with its aircraft carrier tech

Say hello to China's first catapult-equipped carrier.<p>Though China launched its much-ballyhooed Type 001A aircraft carrier just a few months ago, the People's Liberation Army Navy is hardly resting on its laurels, instead making steady progress on technology for its second home-built carrier, the …

NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane

Planes and helicopters have their strengths and weaknesses. Planes are fast and can carry a lot of stuff a long way, while helicopters are slow but …

TED

"Claim your adulthood. Don't be defined by what you didn't know or didn't do. You're deciding your life right now."

Oculus Mobile SDK Goes Live For VR Developers

Oculus VR has been working with Samsung to make mobile virtual reality a reality, and just today Samsung detailed launch information for the Gear VR Innovator Edition for its Galaxy Note 4 handset. The Gear VR set is power by Oculus Mobile software, and so Oculus is launching the official Mobile …

DJI Inspire 1: A Sleek Drone That Brings Easy 4K Aerial Imagery to the Masses

DJI has officially announced its latest camera drone. Called the Inspire 1, the new remote-controlled quadcopter brings 4K aerial video and 12MP …

The rise of personal robots

Cynthia Breazeal wonders: Why can we use robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms? The key, she says, is in training robots to interact with …

Robotics

MIT Study Shows People Would Rather Take Orders From A Robot Than Their Boss

Not only do human participants prefer taking robo-orders when it comes to tackling a manufacturing task, but the robot ended up leading the team in a more productive manner than the humans could. From MIT:<p>The fully-autonomous condition proved to be not only the most effective for the task, but also …

Discarded car batteries could become low-cost solar cells

It's great that manufacturers recover lead from discarded car batteries to use in new ones, since lead production from ores yields toxic residues. The problem is, when we shift from lead-acid to lithium-ion and other types of batteries (and we're starting to), over 200 million old batteries could …

This mob of swarming robots can make you a star - but not a doughnut

Here comes the swarm. Scientists at Harvard University have created the first 1,000-strong swarm of robots that can assemble themselves into different shapes upon command.<p>Using 1,024 three-legged robots roughly the size of a ping-pong ball, the robo-swarm could form all kinds of shapes – a K, a …

Without this equation there would have been no internet

It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible<p>This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could …

Film Your Life Like a First-Person Shooter With This Camera Drone

Many gamers have fantasized about seeing the first-person, top-down view shown in many video games in real-life. Now a new autonomous camera drone …

Take A Tour Of Meta, The Company That Wants The World To Be Like An 'Iron Man' Movie

They're hoping to accomplish this feat by creating a pair of augmented-reality glasses that bring to life technology that seems to be taken straight out of the "Iron Man" movies.<p>Physical objects are rendered virtually, and those objects — be it a game or a document or even a keyboard — are all …

Nikola Tesla's Wireless Electric Automobile Explained | Free Energy

<b>Story Views</b><p>Compiled by Zach Royer 5-5-2012<p>It is safe to say that there isn’t and will never be an energy crisis, under the premise of new or free …

Deciphering The Economics Of Venture Capital

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Oguz is managing director of Palo Alto Venture Science.</i><p>When Nassim Nicholas Taleb developed his popular theory to explore way-out-of-the-norm surprising events, he outlined three characteristics of a black swan event:<p>The event has a huge impact<br>• The event is very hard to explain …

A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission.<p>Not all wind turbines are alike. While the great majority are large steel towers fixed to the ground, a few are shaped like gliders, kites, and blimps, and move around …

Optical brain scanner goes where other brain scanners can't

Although DOT technology now is used in research settings, it has the potential to be helpful in many medical scenarios as a surrogate for functional …

The Norwegian Army is using the Oculus Rift to drive tanks

It's hard to see when you're driving a tank, particularly when the hatch is closed for combat, but the Norwegian Armed Forces have hacked together a cool new solution using the Oculus Rift. By mounting cameras on the outside of the tank, soldiers were able to create a 360-degree VR feed for the …

What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

We all know the story, or think we do.<p>Let me tell it the old way, then the new way. See which worries you most.<p>First version: Easter Island is a small 63-square-mile patch of land — more than a thousand miles from the next inhabited spot in the Pacific Ocean. In A.D. 1200 (or thereabouts), a small …