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Robot flying taxi takes its first autonomous flight

An air mule by any other name<p>Nine years ago, the Air Mule was an almost-believable concept: a flying robot taxi that could get people out of dangerous battlefields without endangering a pilot or crew. It was the exact sort of gizmo one expects from <i>Popular Science</i>: an amazing machine of the future, …

Unmanned Aircraft

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Fourth brain-eating amoeba case of the year being treated

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unidentified patient in Florida is being treated after being infected with a brain-eating amoeba last week, according to the Florida Department of Health. It is the fourth known case this year of infection by the parasite Naegleria fowleri.<p>"We believe that the individual contracted the …

Reefer Madness! Medical Marijuana Is Already Saving $165M Per Year For Medicare

This news will give anti-marijuana crusaders fits.<p>A new study in the journal <i>Health Affairs</i> looked in great detail at prescription drug usage in U.S. states that have legalized medical marijuana. Researchers Ashley Bradford and David Bradford collected Medicare data for the period 2010-2013 to …

Cannabis

Zombie Mammoths to the Rescue

A bizarre plan to save humanity<p>Scientists have a fix for one of the greatest threats facing our climate. It’s big, it’s hairy, and it’s been dead 10,000 years.<p>In a madcap scheme to slow the melt of arctic permafrost, researchers are trying to resurrect the woolly mammoth.<p>How to Grow a …

Mammoths

The top 10 emerging technologies of 2016 | Cosmos

<b>The World Economic Forum published this diverse list of breakthrough</b> technologies which could soon play a role in tackling the world’s most pressing …

Top 10

LEDs Could Replace Your Wi-Fi

The future of wireless communication is bright<p>Whenever you use Wi-Fi to text or download a <i>Serial</i> podcast, the data travels over radio waves. The trouble is that these waves occupy such a narrow pathway along the electromagnetic spectrum, which limits the available bandwidth for smartphones and …

Wi-Fi

Boston Dynamics' New Robot Is A Tiny Friendly Dog With An Extra Limb

Cute and alien<p>Robots are not like us. They may inhabit the same spaces, and they may mimic life in their movements, but the kinds of bodies that lend themselves to metal and springs are not the same as those built from flesh and bone. No one knows this better than Boston Dynamics, the formerly …

Robotics

The Navy Is Going To Test A Big Laser Soon

150 kilowatts of directed energy, pointed at an unknown date on a calendar.<p>Damage done by laser weapons is a function of power and time. The longer a laser can stay on a target, like a drone or an incoming missile, the more damage it can do. The more powerful that laser is, the less time it needs …

Military

Unmanned Boat Fires Torpedo In Apparent First

The hunt for bot October<p>A robotic ship fired a torpedo into the ocean without any humans aboard. Naval battles, for so long the domain of sailors fighting each other and the elements all at once, can now be in part delegated to machines. The vessel responsible is the Seagull Unmanned Surface …

Military

A.I. Downs Expert Human Fighter Pilot In Dogfight Simulation

Superhuman reflexes<p>In the military world, fighter pilots have long been described as the best of the best. As Tom Wolfe famously wrote, only those with the "right stuff" can handle the job. Now, it seems, the right stuff may no longer be the sole purview of human pilots.<p>A pilot A.I. developed by a …

Artificial Intelligence

Real Jurassic Park? Woolly mammoth genes spliced into elephant DNA

Harvard scientists are using a process called “de-extinction” to bring species that were once extinct back from the dead, starting with the woolly …

We're playing into ISIS' hands

<b>(CNN) —</b> "We cannot kill our way out of this war," State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said on Tuesday. "We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs ..." Since then, Harf has been attacked by …

Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia

When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, …

Say Hello to China's New 11-Barrel Hypersonic Missile Killer

The future of naval warfare will likely include lasers, auto-cannons, and hypersonic missiles launched from the other side of the horizon. But while …

‘Destiny’: Yes, You Can Still ‘Cheese’ Your Way Through Crota’s End

When Bungie released an update to <i>Destiny</i> earlier this week, it was meant to remove various exploits (aka “cheese”) that made it easy for PlayStation …

Multi-tools

Conquer Destiny’s most rewarding raid with our Vault of Glass guide [updated 1/14/2015]

<i>Note: This guide has been updated to reflect changes to certain rules, as applied by patches and hotfixes. We’ve noted on each individual page if an</i> …

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close

What percentage of terror attacks in the United States and Europe are committed by Muslims? Guess. Nope. Guess again. And again...<p>“Not all Muslims …

Living Drones

Throughout human history, the honeybee has emerged as a machine of agriculture and of war.<p>Winter has descended upon the beehives. The drones have been killed. It's time for the workers and the queen to gather up, hunker down, and rely on body heat to weather the cold. The old will die, the young …

Insects

25 Most Expensive Yachts Ever Built

A True Story of Mummies and European Ghouls - Epic Science #106

Reinventing Jeb Bush

How America misremembers the family’s true conservative.<p>Jeb Bush. Not conservative enough. Try as I might, it remains impossible to see these two concepts as even remotely related. John Ellis Bush, the second son of George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush, who during his first run for Florida …

Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During a Performance Art Project

Back in February, Shia LaBeouf staged his #IAmSorry performance art exhibit in a Los Angeles gallery where people were able to enter a room alone …

Desert Tech MDR update: SBR models, extended barrels to come

The MDR-C bullpup SBR with a 10.5-inch barrel. <i>(Photo: Desert Tech)</i><p>The Micro Dynamic Rifle is one of the most highly-anticipated rifles in development …

Clone a Woolly Mammoth? Scientists Are In It for the Long Haul

Don't expect to see woolly mammoths walk the earth again anytime soon, but don't write off the mammoth revival project as a Pleistocene pipe dream, either: That's the message from a new TV documentary about efforts to re-create the long-extinct species with genetic trickery.<p>"It's all very much up …

China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Bubba Kush Cannabis Strain Information

Favorite <br>Favorite <br>Favorite<p>Bubba Kush is an indica strain that has gained notoriety in the U.S. and beyond for its heavy tranquilizing effects. Sweet …

Cannabis

Comet photos awaken wonder at space exploration

It took a set of retro-looking images to reawaken the world's sense of wonder about space exploration.<p>The black-and-white pictures of a rocky surface …