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Meet The Army’s New Pocket-Sized Drone

Jennings Brown reports: A recent glimpse at the future of robotic warfare proves tank robots aren’t ready for the battlefield just yet—but soldiers are enthusiastic about tiny drones that can be mistaken for birds. “We need to be making [...]

[VIDEO] Daffy Doc: ‘Going Crazy’, 1938

The Daffy Doc is a 1938 animated short subject directed by Bob Clampett starring Daffy Duck and featuring Porky Pig. Plot: In this short feature by Bob Clampett, the story takes place at the Stitch in Time Hospital where their motto is [...]

Suspect Plotted to Kill Pamela Geller

‘Draw Mohammed’ organizer target of Boston terror plot (CNN) Ray Sanchez, Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz report:  Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston, was [...]

‘Avengers’ Overpowers the Box Office

Sequel ‘Age of Ultron’ pulls in $187.7 million domestically, but falls short of record set by the original film Ben Fritz writes: Only for Marvel could this seem like a less-than-superheroic opening. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opened to a [...]

8 Batmobiles, Ranked

For Popular Mechanics, Andrew Moseman writes: In advance of San Diego Comic Con, DC Comics has declared today to be “Batman Day,” a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight. (Go pick up some discount comics!) We look back [...]

Interactive Panorama Lets You Stand on Mars

From @wiredscience: An interactive panorama lets you stand on Mars with @MarsCuriosity: http://t.co/2KtPRBqkF1pic.twitter.com/tlVb2XOspM — NASA (@NASA) May 2, 2014 Caked in red silt, NASA’s Curiosity rover looks like it’s been trekking [...]

“Black” Aircraft Sighting — The Real Deal?

Bill Sweetman at Aviation Week covers the recent sighting — and photographs — of an unidentified aircraft over north Texas.  You can see the pics here and here. I’ve been a black aircraft enthusiast all my life (and that goes [...]

3D Printed Metal Gun Hitting the Market

Elwood Shelton of Gun Digest writes:  Solid Concepts has been on a meteoric rise when it comes to cutting-edge firearms manufacturing. Around two months ago the multi-state based manufacturer announced it had produced the world’s first 3D [...]

The Closing of the Scientific Mind

This is a dense, maddening, challenging essay, I don’t agree with all of it. But the questions it raises are hard to ignore. Relevant stuff, merits further examination… David Gelernter writes:  The huge cultural authority science has [...]

[VIDEO] NASA Unveils ‘Superhero Robot’

Tim Hornyak writes:  What if NASA’s Robonaut grew legs and indulged in steroids? The result might be close to what NASA has unveiled: Valkyrie is a humanoid machine billed as a “superhero robot.” Developed at the Johnson Space [...]

When Robots Take Over, What Happens to Us?

Paul Waldman interviewed James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, to see what happens when we’re no longer the most intelligent inhabitants of Earth. Artificial intelligence has a [...]

Are Robots Killing The Middle Class?

More wishful thinking on joblessness David Harsanyi writes: A few years back, President Barack Obama claimed that America was experiencing “structural issues with our economy.” It wasn’t simply that inflexible Republicans were standing in [...]