Robert Secrist

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For Good or Bad, Intelligent, Swarming Nanobots Are the Next Frontier of Drones

"Could be anything from delivering medicine to delivering munition."<p>Image: oogoody2000/Flickr<p>In the ongoing quest to shrink drones, engineers have built a flying robot so small it can sit in the palm of your hand. But don’t let its size fool you—these intelligent nanoquadrotors are far smarter than …

Back to Earth

As he prepares for his fifth and likely final Olympic Games, U.S. skier Bode Miller wonders whether anyone will ever understand him.<p><b>THE DAY BEFORE</b> …

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Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

Luge Olympian Matt Mortensen Takes GoPro On His Run And It's Awesome (VIDEO)

Matt Mortensen represents the United States of Men's Doubles luge, and he has shown us what it's like to be him on the track.<p>In a video he uploaded personally onto YouTube, the olympic athlete brought along a GoPro camera for one of his rides in Sochi.<p>During the run, you can get a good idea of how …

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

Shirley Temple’s Life in Pictures

Imagno / Getty Images<p>Shirley Temple was the biggest movie star of the Great Depression, known for having 56 perfect golden ringlets. This 1933 photo …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

Black and White Photography of India

Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner brought from his many trips all around the world, a series of Indian landscapes’ photos in black and white. The …

Colorful snail poop could be used to manufacture flooring

When garden snails (<i>Helix aspersa</i>) eat colored paper, they poop colored feces, which designer Lieske Schreuder is hoping to use as the material for …

The Top Five Vitamins You Should Not Take

I used to take vitamin supplements almost every day. Taking vitamins seemed like a good idea: after all, we know that vitamins are essential for life, and vitamin deficiencies can definitely hurt you. I always thought that vitamins were an inexpensive way to get a little bit healthier.<p>Millions of …

'Terminator'-style cube robots swarm and self-assemble

If you look down and see a series of colorful cubes crawling toward you, don't panic. It's not Tetris come to real life, but rather the creation of robotics researchers at MIT. The M-Blocks robots are cube-shaped modular bots with no external moving parts. Nonetheless, they can move, crawl over …

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Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

The NSA's Hugely Expensive Utah Data Center Has Major Electrical Problems And Basically Isn't Working

Well, this is good news for those with privacy concerns about the NSA and terrible news for those concerned about government spending. The National Security Agency’s new billion-dollar-plus data center in Bluffdale, Utah was supposed to go online in September, but the Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan …

Madonna Launches "secretprojectrevolution" Film and Flipboard Magazine

Madonna Launches “secretprojectrevolution” Film and Flipboard Magazine<p>Inside Flipboard / September 25, 2013<p>Yesterday, Madonna unveiled Art For …

North Korea's luxury ski resort opens for business

The secretary general of North Korea's ski association views the sprawling alpine landscape before him with unabashed pride. Facing a strong, cold wind, he points to a dip in the rugged, tree-covered mountains and says the sunrise is a sight of unmatched beauty, worthy of the nation's supreme …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

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Thom Yorke: Spotify is “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”

Earlier this year, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich pulled many of their own records from Spotify, including Yorke’s solo album, <i>The Eraser</i>, …