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RoboFly is first flying-insect micro-robot to go tetherless

Slightly heavier than a toothpick, RoboFly was designed by a team at the University of Washington – one member of that team, assistant professor …

University of Washington

Hero dog rescues his pal from drowning in pool in viral video

An Arizona family filmed a remarkable video that showed a dog save his buddy who fell into a pool and struggled to get out.<p>Smokey and Remus, the dog buddies, were reportedly getting "rambunctious" earlier this month at their home in Mesa, Ariz. And at some point, Smokey fell into the family …

Pets

AirFly connects your AirPods to anything with a headphone jack

Apple's AirPods are apparently a hit, but they're not perfect. One of the major drawbacks of iPhone's wireless headphones is the fact that they're, well, wireless, and aren't compatible with anything lacking Bluetooth. Twelve South, which has a reputation for making attractive, smart Apple …

Consumer Tech

Please enjoy this wonderful dog frolicking through a homemade ball pit

One man dared dream the impossible and made his pup the happiest dog in the world with a homemade ball pit.<p>When a nearby Toys "R" Us was going out of …

Pets

Can we learn to avoid being bitten by dogs?

Numerous people in the United States and across the world are dog lovers, and no wonder — dogs can be loyal, loving friends, and a source of …

Dogs

Man hilariously catches his rebellious dog with a pair of scissors

We thought we only had to worry about kids running with scissors.<p>Redditor l1zardr0ckets shared a video of his energetic mini-Australian shepherd …

Pets

11 life lessons this world famous fitness coach lives by

Fitness guru behind the viral 'Insanity' craze reveals the 11 life lessons he lives by and how they will turn YOU into a success story too!<p><b>Home</b> …

Self-help

Sick of dogs barking

I LIVE in Sutton Leach and I am sure that like me lots of people enjoy sitting in the garden when the sun shines!<p>But lately, every time the sun’s …

Dogs

Magnet Implants? Welcome to the World of Medical Punk

Louis Anderson, a 16-year-old aspiring biotech entrepreneur, eats dinner with an anarchist, a world-renowned tongue splitter and at least 30 people who have implanted themselves with magnets or radio-frequency identification chips, a.k.a. RFID implants, for fun on a recent Friday night in …

Peter Thiel

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Apps

Walking robot maker prepares to unleash its dog-like machine

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A robotics company known for its widely shared videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is preparing to sell some after more than a quarter century of research.<p>Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert said Friday that his company plans to begin …

Robotics

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

Pets

This senator wants to know why police can track any phone in seconds

For cops, tracking your location through your smartphone has become dead simple.<p>Those smartphones we're always carrying with us? The police have a simple way to turn them into a tracking device without our knowledge.<p>On Thursday, The New York Times revealed that Securus Technologies, a service that …

Surveillance

CRKT Tactical Key

Designed by former U.S. Army officer and martial arts Sensei James Williams, the CRKT Tactical Key is a stealth self-defense tool that hides in plain …

Self Defense

10 things you're doing that are making your dog secretly hate you

Dogs are one of the best things in the world, but owning them comes with a lot of challenges and a big learning curve. A dog is more than just a pet — they're a family member whose life you're responsible for.<p>And no two dogs are exactly the same. They each have likes, dislikes, and fears just like …

Pets

This Sex Position Reliably Gets Women Off

Sex therapists give us all the NSFW details on making the position work.<p>All good things in life could use some improvements, including your go-to bedroom moves.<p>Case in point? The missionary position. You and your partner may count this classic sex position as a favorite because of the intimacy it …

Relationships

The Dogs of War Are in High Demand

War is hell for almost everyone who gets near it. This includes animals—especially the hundreds of dogs the U.S. military has sent to serve alongside …

Project intended to improve working dog breeding

By Greg Cima<p>Posted Oct. 11, 2017<p>Half of dogs that enter training to serve people with disabilities become service dogs.<p>Fewer than half of …

Dogs

Australian dogs trained to sniff out endangered species

SYDNEY: Australian dogs are being trained to sniff out the droppings of endangered animals in a scheme that offers greater understanding of …

Sniffer dogs set to save Syria’s cultural heritage

Dog lovers will not be surprised to learn that there is more to their favourite animals than running for balls and crunching bones. Vets at the Penn …

Cultural Heritage

Your Mac might be storing your ‘deleted’ Signal messages

One of Signal's major draws is the fact that it automatically deletes your messages. But though it may be wiping your conversations, it turns out your Mac probably isn't, <i>Motherboard</i> reports. Security researcher Alec Muffett tweeted about the problem this week and the issue lies with how the …

SQLite

This Artist Managed to Bottle the Scent of a Person

Ani Liu has used emerging technologies to created human-scented perfumes, eyesight-swapping goggles, and microbe-covered casts of her body.<p>Imagine bottling the scent of someone you love, eternalizing them forever, allowing you to dive into a fond memory of that person with just one whiff. Ani Liu …

Google Glass

Science Explains Why the Family Dog Eats Its Own Poop

Your poop-eating pup may have picked up this nasty habit from its wolf ancestors, study suggests.<p>It is a known, but rarely discussed fact that even …

Cognition

Stray Dog Carried Around The Tiniest Bit Of Bread So She Wouldn’t Be Hungry

“She’s an absolute doll, and we want to find her the best home.”<p>The golden retriever had been living on the streets for weeks, and she was hungry. …

San Francisco

A Little Dog’s Pointy Ears Betray Her Clever Hiding Spot Behind a Flowerpot Near the Driveway

In Spring 2017, a reluctant little dog named Tasha who lives in Rossford, Ohio, really didn’t want to come inside when her human repeatedly called …

Pets

Army's new weapon: 'Enemy can’t see we’re targeting him until we pull the trigger'

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Army has figured out how to lift the fog of war, or at least see through it.<p>Soldiers are on the verge of receiving futuristic devices that replace night-vision goggles and allow soldiers to shoot around corners, see through dense vegetation and smoke, plus distinguish friend …

Military

Microsoft and DJI team up to bring smarter drones to the enterprise

At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, Microsoft and Chinese drone manufacturer DJI announced a new partnership that aims to bring more of Microsoft’s machine learning smarts to commercial drones. Given Microsoft’s current focus on bringing intelligence to the edge, this is almost a …

Drones

What Is a Comfort Dog? An Introduction to Crisis Response Dogs

Is there anything more comforting than the reassuring touch of a dog? Scientists have discovered that interacting with animals boosts levels of …

Pets

Humans are the only animals to go through teenage rebellion, but a few species come close

Adolescence is more than a state of mind.<p>Here's how a few members of the animal kingdom handle the transition to adulthood.<p>By the way, we were literally there when teen-hood was born. In a 1941 <i>Popular Science</i> article on young filmmakers, a source quipped, "I never knew 'teen-agers' could be so …

Elasticity

How do you change your mindset to be more positive?

<b>Excellent question!</b><p>There are so many reasons for not having a positive mindset. We fail at something, we don’t achieve what we set out to do, we …

Happiness