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Star Wars Toy Converted Into Working Speeder Bike Drone

Look out for Ewoks!<p>Ever wanted to see the world through the eyes of a Scout Trooper chasing Luke Skywalker through the forest of Endor? Thanks to hobbyist Adam Woodsworth, you can now do so vicariously. Like the work of Olivier C before him, whose quadcopter conversions gave us a drone Millenium …

Drones

THE PRINCESS BRIDE Meets GAME OF THRONES in Hilarious New Mashup

Ubuntu's answer to Android is finally here, but it still needs work

At long last, the first Ubuntu phones are here. It's been more than two years since Canonical first showed off its Linux-based mobile platform, and fans have been clamoring for consumer devices ever since. The Ubuntu Edge never made its ambitious $32 million crowdfunding target, and the first …

Ubuntu

What Does Shipwrecked 170-Year-Old Beer Taste Like?

Bottles found under the sea sampled<p>Yo ho ho and a bottle of beer. Scientists in Finland have analyzed two different beers recovered from an 1840's shipwreck in the Baltic Sea to see if they could figure out how the beers were made.<p>Unlike some notable examples of booze that were stored in ideal …

Wine Cellars

Hilarious Letter of Rejection (From Harvard, Apparently) is Driving Twitter Crazy

We have no idea if this letter of rejection, apparently from Harvard, is real or fake, but we're still weak with laughter after reading it. Ladies …

Harvard

Anderson Silva Reportedly Recorded 2nd Failed Drug Test for UFC 183

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's denial of performance-enhancing drug use just took another hit. Silva, according to a report by MMA Junkie, recorded a second positive test related to his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz.<p>The report did not indicate whether the test was PED-related or …

Colorado’s Pot Revenue Goes Up in Smoke

Experts predicted the state’s newly legal recreational marijuana market would yield more than $70 million in taxes, fueling a huge tax rebate for …

Samsung Teases Galaxy S6 Camera As Reports Of Two All-Metal Models Emerge

Samsung’s next flagship device is going to be revealed in just a few short weeks ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, and the head of the company’s camera division is already teasing us about its photo capabilities. In an official blog post, Samsung SVP DongHoon Jang provided a survey of the …

Dinosaurs Likely Ate Fungus Linked (Distantly) To LSD

Part of a balanced Cretaceous breakfast<p>What do the Salem witch trials, LSD, and dinosaurs have in common? They all have some connection to ergot, a fungus known to cause hallucinations, poisoning, and other terrible symptoms both in humans and animals. The ergot fungus grows on grains and grasses …

Dinosaurs

97% of Flu Shots in the U.K. Don’t Work

The British flu vaccine is only 3 percent effective this year, giving anti-vaxxers a shiny new talking point.<p>The British just announced that thus …

Watch Google’s New Small Dog Robot Take A Kicking And Keep On Ticking

Google purchased Boston Dynamics last year, which means it now owns the company’s ongoing robotics projects, including BigDog. Today, the Google subsidiary posted videos of a smaller dog-like robot, aptly named Spot, which weighs around 160 lbs, has an electric powerhouse and can operate both …

Robotics

Camera and souvenirs from Apollo 11 moon landing go on display

More than four decades after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth bag full of souvenirs brought back to Earth by astronaut Neil Armstrong has come to light.<p>Among the trove is a 16mm film camera from inside the spacecraft, which filmed its descent to the moon and Armstrong’s first steps on the lunar …

A PSA On How Not To Fly Drones

Lessons from the guy who crashed a drone on live TV<p>Yep, that's me crashing a quadcoptor on live national television last week. Hovering one moment, careening into an innocent cameraman the next.<p>At <i>Popular Science</i> we talk, read, and write a lot about drones. We put them on our magazine covers and a …

Drones

The first Ubuntu phone arrives next week, but there's a catch

It's been a long time coming, but finally Canonical is ready to release its first Ubuntu phone. After teaming up with Meizu and BQ almost a year ago, we're getting a (sort of) new handset from the latter; it's actually a repurposed version of its Aquaris E4.5, a mid-range smartphone that normally …

'Braid' creator sacrifices his fortune to build his next game

One of the indie world's first superstar developers made millions from one game. He's spent it all to make his next.<p>Jonathan Blow's beautiful, distinct 2008 platformer <i>Braid</i> is largely regarded as the original indie game -- The Notorious OIG, if you will. Blow spent roughly $200,000 to create <i>Braid</i> …

We Ate and Ranked Every Hot Pocket

By: Andy Kryza<p>Hot Pockets are a lot of things to a lot of people. They're a college food staple, after-school delight, Jim Gaffigan punchline, late-night lifesaver, and sleepover essential. At some point, almost everybody's eaten a Hot Pocket -- even people who currently only eat kale for …

CES 2015: The Wildest Things We Saw 3-D-Printed

And it's not just doodads<p>CES was chock-full of 3-D printers—some big, some small, some for food, and some for prototyping outdoor gear. More exciting to the casual passer-by, the booths were chock-full of printed wares. Take a look at some of our favorites in this gallery.<p>Popular Science <i>is covering</i> …

CES

Bill Gates Raises A Glass To (And Of) Water Made From Poop

In places where fresh water is hard to come by, how do you come up with clean drinking water? Easy — get the water from poop.<p>It's a scientifically sound idea, and Bill Gates has a video to prove it. In the video, released this week, he stands in front of the Janicki Omniprocessor, a giant new …

Naughty Dog talks Uncharted 4 combat, stealth and more

<i>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End</i>'s creative director Neil Druckmann says he want to create a Nathan Drake adventure that thinks big and takes advantage of all the lessons Naughty Dog has learned from working on the series, and on <i>The Last of Us</i>.<p>Interviewed in a Game Informer video released today, …

DJI's Inspire 1 hand-held gimbal brings its flying camera down to earth

DJI is perhaps best known for its drones. The company also makes some pretty sweet photography gear. Often, these two skill sets meet in perfect harmony -- like the 4K camera-toting Inspire 1 video drone. DJI thought it was a shame to keep that new camera limited to aerial photography though, so …

South Korea deports American over positive N. Korea comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean-American woman accused of praising rival North Korea in a recent lecture was deported from South Korea on …

North Korea

Lawyer: George Zimmerman charged after allegedly throwing bottle of wine at girlfriend

After allegedly throwing a bottle of wine at his girlfriend Monday, George Zimmerman spent 14 hours in jail this weekend and now faces aggravated assault charges and must surrender all his firearms, officials said.<p>Zimmerman, 31, was arrested Friday night in Lake Mary where he had been living in a …

We flew over the Nevada desert with Avegant's 'Jellyfish' video glasses

​Avegant's video headsets are like buses. You wait all year for one, and then two suddenly turn up at once. That thing you see above might look a million miles away from the headphone-inspired Glyph, but it is in fact a very close relative. Codenamed "Jellyfish" the video headset/wearable display …

Monster CEO: Beats Electronics 'duped' him

LAS VEGAS — Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre conspired to push aside audio tech firm Monster, which had designed and made Beats By Dr. Dre headphones, to gain complete control of the popular product line, Monster CEO Noel Lee charges in his lawsuit filed Tuesday.<p>Beats Electronics …

HBO sets return date for 'Thrones,' 'Veep,' 'Valley'

PASADENA, Calif.—Mark your calendars: HBO has set returns dates for new seasons of <i>Game of Thrones, Veep</i> and <i>Silicon Valley</i>.<p>All three shows will return Sunday, April 12, the network announced at the Television Critics Association late Thursday.<p><i>Thrones</i>, the highest-rated series in HBO's history, is …

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee jailed for six months in China on drugs charge

Jaycee Chan, the son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, was jailed for six months in China on Friday on a drugs charge, the latest celebrity felled by the government’s aggressive anti-narcotics campaign.<p>The younger Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was formally charged last month with “the …

Dana White says Jon Jones had 'the right to fight' despite positive drug test

Just days after beating Daniel Cormier at UFC 182, Jon Jones checked into a drug treatment facility after he tested positive for cocaine in early December. Now that Jones’ drug test is public knowledge, many fans are asking why UFC executives allowed the fight to go on.<p>Jones’ drug test detected …

Naughty Dog Discusses Uncharted 4's Story and Life After The Last of Us

There he goes again.<p><i>Spoilers for the end of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception follow.</i><p>At the end of Uncharted 3, we saw Nathan and Elena don their …