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Northrop Grumman has released a photo of the Series Hybrid Electric Propulsion AiRcraft Demonstration (SHEPARD) XRQ-73 stealth drone X-plane that it has built for DARPA and is expected to fly by the end of the year.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: DARPA, Northrop Grumman, drones, Stealth, Aircraft
Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov introduced the ‘Three Laws of Robotics’ in his 1942 short story, Runaround. The laws, paraphrased, are as follows. First Law: A robot may not harm a human or, through inaction, allow a human to be harmed. Second Law: A robot must obey the orders of a human except where the orders violate the First Law. Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long a
An amphibian has lived up to its name, swapping out its usual green coloring for bright blue, in the first-ever record of a magnificent tree frog with this appearance. It's stunned scientists, who know they're unlikely to see this again.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Amphibious, Frogs, Color, Evolution, Genetics
the joysticks control the front wheel, and they’re connected so the pilot can technically steer with just one hand. The post three-wheel electric vehicle TWIKE 5 uses pedals and ‘joysticks’ to drive around appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The first commercial spacewalk mission looks to be back on schedule with Polaris Dawn saying that it will launch no earlier than July 31, 2024. The Dragon spacecraft is slated to carry the four-person crew farther from Earth than any mission in over 50 years.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: SpaceX, Commercial, Dragon, Falcon
the hills are alive with the sound of electric... join designboom on a grand tour to the austrian alps in the all-electric lotus emeya hyper-GT. The post design drive: all-electric lotus emeya hyper grand tour from munich to austria appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Biocomputing is one of the most bizarre frontiers in emerging technology, made possible by the fact that our neurons perceive the world and act on it speaking the same language as computers do – electrical signals. Human brain cells, grown in large numbers onto silicon chips, can receive electrical signals from a computer, try to make sense of them, and talk back.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotic
EDG Architecture + Engineering and Nate Berkus were among the team that restored a historic building for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City. Read more
An ambitious underwater road and rail tunnel is currently under construction in Europe that will link Germany and Denmark. Named the Fehmarnbelt tunnel, it will cross an 18-km (roughly 11.2-mile) stretch of the Baltic Sea.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Tunnel, World's Largest
An existing drug has shown it can significantly improve the quality of sleep for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), so much so that many trial participants were able to hang up their CPAP machines. It could be the first therapeutic to effectively treat the condition that affects an estimated 936 million people worldwide.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Sleep, Obesi is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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