Laser Weapon Stops Truck in Its Tracks — from a Mile Away
ATHENA Laser Weapon
March 6th, 2015
A laser weapon made by Lockheed Martin can stop a small truck dead in its tracks from more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away, the company announced this week.
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'Chappie': How Realistic Is the Film's Artificial Intelligence?
Chappie and maker
March 5th, 2015
The new film "Chappie" features an artificially intelligent robot that becomes sentient and must learn to navigate the competing forces of kindness and corruption in a human world.
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Cyborg Roaches Could Be Used to Find Disaster Survivors
Cyborg cockroach
March 3rd, 2015
Fleets of cyborg cockroaches could someday roam into damaged nuclear power plants or collapsed mines to carry out reconnaissance or locate survivors.
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Fitness Trackers May Boost Weight Loss
A woman exercises while holding her smartphone.
March 6th, 2015
Fitness trackers may help some people get more out of a weight loss app, a new survey suggests.
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These 3 Student Inventions May Make Life Easier
Dual-flush toilet kit
March 5th, 2015
If you've ever wished for an invention that could make life a little bit easier, take heart. Some of those dreams might become reality, thanks to a few engineering students at The Cooper Union in New York City, who, as part of a college competition, came
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Wow! Watch a Drone Fly Through the World's Largest Atom Smasher
LHCb detector at CERN
March 4th, 2015
The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful atom smasher, juxtaposes the big and the small. In a new video, a drone flies above and through the LHC, showing all the different size levels of the device.
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Secret Service Will Test-Fly Drones Over US Capital
Washington, D.C.
March 2nd, 2015
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's … a drone flying over the U.S. capital! The U.S. Secret Service has announced it will soon begin flying unmanned aerial vehicles over Washington, D.C.
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