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NASA's Valkyrie robot is a 6-foot 'superhero' designed to save you from disasters

NASA has created a robot for DARPA's upcoming Robotics Challenge Trials. The Valkyrie is a 6-foot-2-inch humanoid machine with detachable arms, sonar sensors, mounted cameras, and a glowing Tony Stark-esque circle in the middle of its chest. The space agency says it's mobile and dexterous enough to …

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that can handle ice and snow, the 29 mile-per-hour …

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Her Is the Smartest Movie About Artificial Intelligence In Years

Either Spike Jonze is intentionally coy, or he really doesn’t care, one way or another, about science fiction cliches. That his new movie <i>Her</i> is the smartest, most thoughtful on-screen exploration of artificial intelligence (AI) in years appears to be a happy accident. Jonze didn’t consult with …

Why Robots Are Better Than Humans At Testing Human User Experiences

Device-testing robots type, draw and play games on the gadgets they’re testing.<p>Who would you want to test your touchscreen device? Maybe an older adult, to ensure it’s intuitive even to someone who isn’t a digital native? Maybe a kid, who’s got high expectations for modern tech? Well, Intel doesn’t …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

Meet the eight astounding finalists of DARPA's Robotics Challenge

This past weekend, eight robots distinguished themselves from the rest at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, earning them a place at the 2014 Grand …

Silk Road: Will cybercrime evolve in wake of takedown?

<b>Silk Road, the infamous online marketplace for drugs and other illegal goods, was closed down by the FBI earlier this month. Since then its alleged founder, Ross Ulbricht - who denies being the site's operator known as Dread Pirate Roberts - has been taken into custody, and police forces around the</b> …

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Scientists Recreate The Sense Of Touch With Direct-To-Brain Electrical Signals

These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.<p>We've seen some very cool prosthetic arms recently, including ones people are able to control—just as they control biological arms—with their thoughts. So what's one of the next great frontiers for …

A Chinese perspective on autumn

Autumn is connected in Chinese thought with the direction west, considered to be the direction of dreams and visions.<p>In the Chinese tradition, the …

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Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula

A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>RSA, the security arm of the storage company EMC, sent an email to customers telling them that the …

New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes …

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The NSA Review Panel Is An Even Bigger Joke Than We Previously Thought

Today the AP reported that President Barack Obama’s promised NSA review panel is channeling the entity that it is supposed to inspect, hiding behind layers of government bureaucracy and obfuscating its work.<p>The AP states that the review panel is lodged in offices provided by the Director of …

AppSeed turns your sketches into functioning app prototypes

<b>Kickstarter project AppSeed allows you to photograph your sketches on paper or a whiteboard and turn them into a functioning prototype of your app.</b><p>In …

How to Whistle With Your Fingers | The Art of Manliness

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What It's Like to Take a Punch | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Billy Coffey.</i><p>Four years ago…<p>It started the way most good stories do, over lunch with a friend. This …

How to Survive a Plane Crash: 10 Tips That Could Save Your Life | The Art of Manliness

We often think that plane crashes are catastrophic and unsurvivable events. Thanks to movies and 24/7 news channels, the enduring image of a plane …

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

A Timeless Tradition: A Man's Treasure Box | The Art of Manliness

“We used to wait in the library in the evening until we could hear his key rattling in the latch of the front hall, and then rush out to greet him; …

How to Throw a Tomahawk | The Art of Manliness

“It was the ambition of the boys to be able to throw a tomahawk with the skill and accuracy of our pioneer forebears, and the ability soon acquired …

Swamp Crotch Prevention: 10 Products "Scientifically" Tested | The Art of Manliness

It’s a problem that has plagued men ever since Western society decided the male of our species had to wear pants instead of breezy togas or kilts.<p>I’m …

Arousal and Performance: How Stress and Fear Affect Tactical Performance | The Art of Manliness

Think back to the last time you experienced a high amount of psychological stress. For example, after you were in a fender bender or before you had …

What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity – Part IV: The Power of Moral Reminders | The Art of Manliness

In the first post in this series we discussed the concept of the “Pyramid of Choice,” and the way in which taking an initial dishonest step can …

How to Decorate a Man Room | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jayson Franklin and Morgan Gagne of Manly Vintage.</i><p>There’s a good chance the first interior decorator was a …

Things All Scouts Should Know: 16 Camping and Life Hacks from 1911 | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: In 1911, the first edition of</i> Boys’ Life <i>magazine was published. The first several issues included a short-lived section called “Things</i> …

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

Pocket Notebooks: A Brief History | The Art of Manliness

<i>Images from Field Notes</i><p>The idea of carrying around a pocket notebook has become quite popular these last few years, revived by the introduction of …