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  • newHow AI Is Teaching Gliders to Soar
    An adult albatross can spend days without ever touching the ground. Long wings that lock into place provide enormous amounts of lift. And a keen sense for thermals and air currents lets the birds soar with little energy expenditure. Sleeping, eatin…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 4:17pm -
  • newWatch This Creepy Robo-Skin Turn a Stuffed Animal Into a Robot
    via GIPHYEvery single episode of MacGyver would have been ruined had he gotten his hands on a few patches of a new robotic skin developed by researchers at Yale University.A diversion to distract cartel enforcers? Wrap a stick of dynamite in robo…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 2:30pm -
  • In the Face of High Costs, DIYers Hope to Brew Their Own Insulin
    Soon after Federick Banting discovered that insulin could be used to treat diabetes in 1921, he sold the patent to the University of Toronto for about a dollar. Banting received the Nobel prize because his discovery meant a life-saving drug could bec…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 5:52pm -
  • 'Robat' The Robot Explores Using Echolocation
    Bats can fly nimbly at night in large part because echolocation helps them "see" in the dark. Now researchers say they have created the first robot to use echolocation like a bat to help it explore its surroundings fully autonomously.Bats echolocat…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 5:53pm -
  • These Plants Can Quickly Filter Toxins From Water
    Want cleaner drinking water, free of toxins and contaminants? Mother Nature’s here to help. A number of studies have come out over the past year looking at the role different plants could play in remediation, i.e. the removal of dangerous substan…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • These Robot Claws Are Made From Paper
    Robots made of ... paper? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute have developed a pretty neat way to bring plain old paper to life.The team used an inexpensive 3D printer to apply a thin layer of conducting thermopl…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 10:47am -
  • Humans Beat Robots, Hands Down
    Like it or not, we’re surrounded by robots. Thousands of Americans ride to work these days in cars that pretty much drive themselves. Vacuum cleaners scoot around our living rooms on their own. Quadcopter drones automatically zip over farm fields,…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 5:00pm -
  • How Do We Get Four Billion People Online?
    Despite the name, the World Wide Web … isn’t. Some 52 percent of the world — roughly 4 billion people, mostly women — don’t have access to the open web.This has sparked something like a new space race, featuring satellites, high altitude…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Aug 18, 10:30am -
  • Want Your Kids to Read More? Get 'Em a Robot
    Back in the day, if parents wanted to encourage their kids to read without, you know, actually reading with them, educational TV programs like Reading Rainbow were the way to go. Now, robots might do the trick, according to a new paper in Science Rob…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 6:03pm -
  • This Element's Weird Behavior Could Lead to Faster Electronics
    You’ve never seen bismuth like this before. Element 83 on the periodic table, bismuth is a hard, pinkish-white metal that can grow in stunning geometric crystals. Recently, researchers have been taking a closer look at bismuth, down to the atom…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 7:41pm -

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  • newRed Dead Online Beta Launches in November

    Red Dead Online Beta Launches in November

    We’re not too far from Red Dead Redemption 2‘s October 26 release date. Based on everything we’ve seen so far, it looks like another hit from Rockstar Games. Like its predecessor and Grand […]The post Red Dead Online Beta Launches in Novembe…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • newRyan Coogler Refresher: Get to Know Black Panther’s Director

    Ryan Coogler Refresher: Get to Know Black Panther’s Director

    Coogler’s past movies give us hope for his vision of Wakanda.The post Ryan Coogler Refresher: Get to Know Black Panther’s Director appeared first on Geek.com.
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:30pm -
  • newThis Might Be Attack on Titan’s Goriest Moment of the Series so Far

    This Might Be Attack on Titan’s Goriest Moment of the Series so Far

    Somehow, Attack on Titan continues to top itself over and over again. First, it shocked viewers with its premise and the terrible Titans when it first debuted. Then, it doubled down on the […]The post This Might Be Attack on Titan’s Goriest Mome…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • newGEEK PICK: Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition HD

    GEEK PICK: Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition HD

    Final Fantasy XV is such a ridiculous thing, both the game itself and everything outside of it. Originally announced in 2006(!) as Final Fantasy Versus XIII(!) the game’s torturous development process came to an […]The post GEEK PICK: Final Fan…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • newAmerican Vandal Season Two Is a Vital Ode to Non-Judgment

    American Vandal Season Two Is a Vital Ode to Non-Judgment

    During college, a frequent object of ridicule for my friends and me was the notion of “Performance Studies” as an academic pursuit. We understood the practical professional value of studying performance as it […]The post American Vandal Season…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:10pm -
  • newGeek Daily Deals: Playstation Classic is Preorderable, Discount on LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar and More

    Geek Daily Deals: Playstation Classic is Preorderable, Discount on LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar and More

    Sony Playstation Classic is Now Preorderable In terms of supply and demand, could this end up to be another SNES or NES frenzy? Maybe or maybe not, but why take your chances? The […]The post Geek Daily Deals: Playstation Classic is Preorderable, D…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:03pm -
  • newAdamTots Presents: By Your Powers Combined

    AdamTots Presents: By Your Powers Combined


    - 9 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 2:00pm -
  • newBuy This Comic: CRIMINY

    Buy This Comic: CRIMINY

    “Daggum Criminy’s peaceful life is suddenly interrupted as pirates invade his island, casting Criminy’s family out as refugees into the wild unknown in search of a new home. Soon, the Criminy’s find themselves […]The post Buy This Comic: C…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • newHubble Telescope Uncovers Unusual Environment of Neutron Star

    Hubble Telescope Uncovers Unusual Environment of Neutron Star

    NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope uncovered never-before-seen features around a neutron star. An unusual infrared light emission from the nearby orb could indicate a dusty disk, or an energetic wind coming off the object […]The post Hubble Telescope…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 12:00pm -
  • newThe PlayStation Classic is Sony’s Answer to the NES Mini

    The PlayStation Classic is Sony’s Answer to the NES Mini

    Not to be outdone by Nintendo’s insanely popular NES and SNES Classic Edition retro consoles, Sony has announced the PlayStation Classic. Like the NES mini, this diminutive device comes with 20 pre-installed titles. […]The post The PlayStation C…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:00am -

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  • Can failure actually improve innovation?
    Innovators rarely travel a straight path to arrive at a new idea. Failure — lots of failure — often paves the way. At least eight out of every 10 new consumer products that enter the market will fail, according to one estimate. That can be frus…
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:17pm -
  • Trove of fossils from a long-lost human ancestor is greatest find in decades
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Researchers announced a fossil discovery today that some consider one of the greatest in the last 50 years, and one that could provide an important link in the family tree for all humans.Jeffrey Brown has…
    - 10 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Dwarf planet Ceres seen in mesmerizing new detail
    This image taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDANew images of dwarf planet Ceres show oddly shaped mountains, collapsed crater wa…
    - 10 Sep 15, 3:51pm -
  • Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa
    Skeleton of the newly discovered Homo naledi. Courtesy of eLife 2015;4:e09560.Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 fossils buried 100 feet u…
    - 10 Sep 15, 11:40am -
  • Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox buys National Geographic media
    James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox Inc., pauses during a panel session at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes, France, on June 25, 2015. 21st Century Fox and National Geographic announced it would expand its partnersh…
    - 9 Sep 15, 4:04pm -
  • Can Alzheimer’s proteins be spread via medical procedures?
    This computer artwork shows the brain’s neural network represented by lines and flashes. A new study indicates Alzheimer’s markers in the brain may have been spread via a protein. Photo by Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library and Getty ImagesFro…
    - 9 Sep 15, 1:26pm -
  • Can Denmark make energy demand follow renewable supply?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The nation of Denmark has been a pioneer in wind energy production. Last year, nearly 40 percent of its electricity came from wind power, and, by 2050, it’s set an ambitious goal of having renewable e…
    - 7 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Sea turtles deliver record nesting seasons in Southeast U.S.
    A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. This summer’s hatching season has hit new records alongside the Southeast United States coast. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region.Sea turtles have delivered a nesting season for the record b…
    - 7 Sep 15, 4:57pm -
  • Why humanity is essential to the future of artificial intelligence
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now another new addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. Tonight’s focus is the brave new world of artificial intelligence. Jeffrey Brown has that. JEFFREY BROWN: Is it man against or with machine? Do m…
    - 4 Sep 15, 6:20pm -
  • Did wolves help restore trees to Yellowstone?
    Photo by Arthur Middleton/University of Wyoming/Via U.S. Geological SurveyTwenty years on from their reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park, wolves are still howling. But does their presence spell good or bad tidings for other wildlife?“Si…
    - 4 Sep 15, 3:30pm -

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  • Churches help to preserve bird biodiversity

    Churches help to preserve bird biodiversity

    Coming home to roostCHRISTIANITY and conservation have not always gone hand in hand. Yet the structures raised by Christians to exercise their faith offer tangible sanctuary to some of God’s smaller creatures. Bats, famously, roost in belfries.…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 10:54am -
  • Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces

    Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces

    OF ALL the plastic produced since the 1950s, less than 10% has been recycled. The vast majority ends up being dumped, most of it in landfill. Some is left to litter the natural environment, where it can get into rivers and wash out into the sea (s…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 10:54am -
  • European countries demand that publicly funded research be free

    European countries demand that publicly funded research be free

    MANY scientists have championed the idea that publicly funded research should be available to all and not locked away in pricey journals. Although this “open access” ethos has become more popular in recent years, most researchers’ work remai…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 10:54am -
  • A teenager’s plan to trawl for plastic in the Pacific becomes reality

    A teenager’s plan to trawl for plastic in the Pacific becomes reality

    FEW things exercise green sensibilities more these days than marine plastic litter. The detritus looks unsightly when it washes up on beaches, and cruel when it chokes photogenic sea creatures. Scientists estimate that perhaps 8m tonnes of plastic…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Sep 18, 9:22am -
  • The fight against illicit fishing of the oceans is moving into space

    The fight against illicit fishing of the oceans is moving into space

    ILLEGAL, unreported and unregulated. The business of off-the-books ocean fishing, abbreviated to IUU by acronym-loving international organisations, is a big one, worth many billions of dollars a year. Estimates of the annual catch landed beyond th…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 10:48am -
  • Optical fibre made in orbit should be better than the terrestrial sort

    Optical fibre made in orbit should be better than the terrestrial sort

    IN THE 1970s, when those behind America’s manned space programme were trying to keep it alive as people got bored of moon landings, one fantasy was that there were products which might be made easily in space that were hard to create on Earth—…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 10:48am -
  • How a shampoo bottle is saving young lives

    How a shampoo bottle is saving young lives

    ON HIS first night as a trainee paediatrician in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Mohamad Chisti (pictured above) watched three children die of pneumonia. Oxygen was being delivered to them, through a face mask or via tubes placed near their nostrils, using wh…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 10:48am -
  • Deer antlers are a dual-use technology

    Deer antlers are a dual-use technology

    Don’t even think about it...IN MARCH 2015, braving the bitter cold of a Yellowstone winter to report on research being carried out there on wolves, your correspondent chanced upon a wolf pack as it attacked and killed a deer of the species know…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 10:33am -
  • A sense of curiosity is helpful for artificial intelligence

    A sense of curiosity is helpful for artificial intelligence

    SOFTWARE that can learn is changing the world, but it needs supervision. Humans provide such oversight in two ways. The first is to show machine-learning algorithms large sets of data that describe the task at hand. Labelled pictures of cats and d…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 10:15am -
  • A new type of motorboat takes to the water in disguise

    A new type of motorboat takes to the water in disguise

    Can’t catch usA STRANGE craft has been seen darting around Britain’s south coast recently. It has been causing something of a sensation among local seafarers, not least because it is painted in “dazzle” camouflage. This is composed of a s…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 10:15am -

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