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Springy Swan Necks Inspire Drone Cameras


Whooper Swan Gidzy/Flickr CC by 2.0 Swans are lean, mean fighting machines. They are also excellent at flying and keeping a level head as they bob through the air— literally.

'Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time' Redone With Unreal Engine 4 Looks Fantastic


Zelda + Unreal Engine 4 The Unreal Engine 4 has been taken to Hyrule. And the results are impressive.

Termites Engineer Solar-Powered Ventilation Into Their Mounds


Termite Mound motazabdelazeem/Flickr CC by 2.0 Termites get a bad reputation in the housing business.

Scientists Add Ingredient To Make Ice Cream Melt Slower


Mellltttttinnnnggggggg Cherry Darlin' via Flickr, CC by SA 2.0 Those days of slurping up the sides of your rapidly melting ice cream cone may soon be over; researchers have discovered a naturally occurring protein that could be added to everyone’s favorite summertime snack to keep it solid for longer, according to a press release from the University of Edinburg in Scotland.

Remember When a Soviet Spacecraft Landed in Wisconsin?


Korabl-Sputnik 1, called Sputnik 4 in the West, wasn’t one of the Soviet Union’s greatest triumphs of the early space age.

In ‘Concussion,' Will Smith Plays Pioneering Doctor Who Challenged The NFL


Will Smith plays Bennet Omalu in Concussion. Concussion trailer In 2005, a forensic pathologist named Bennet Omalu published a paper about a disease he had just discovered called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA


PowerUp 3.0 Paper Plane TailorToys Is a paper airplane a drone? For the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for regulating America’s skies, this is no longer an idle question.

Obama Renames North America's Highest Peak, Denali


Denali Nic McPhee/Flcikr CC by SA 2.0 Mount McKinley is dead. Long live Denali. On Sunday President Obama announced that the highest peak in North America would cease to be known as Mount McKinley, and would be known from now on as Denali.

Watch Two Real People Pass A Torch In A Virtual Reality World


Screenshot of the torch pass in virtual reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur4KQakkmA8 Virtual reality just took its first step into a larger world: Player two has successfully entered the game.

Google's Self-Driving Cars In Austin Have Removed Humans Entirely


Google's retro-fitted Lexus Google Google has modified consumer cars to run on their own Our first glimpse of Google’s driverless cars came in 2012.

The Month In Plagues: NYC Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak, Vomiting Robots, And More


The vomiting machine was designed to scale the human stomach, esophagus geometry, and vomiting pressures.

Does Using The AC Make It Hotter Outside?


Jason Schneider In 1975 Texas Monthly published an article that tried to explain why Houston had become “The Hottest Place in the Whole USA.” It read: “One heat-producing machine is the very device designed to eliminate heat--the good old air conditioner.” An AC unit transfers warmth from inside buildings to the air outside, and it guzzles electricity, which generates waste-heat that must be vented too.

The Month In Plagues: NYC Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak, Vomiting Robots, And More


The vomiting machine was designed to scale the human stomach, esophagus geometry, and vomiting pressures.

The Race To Prove 'Spooky' Quantum Connection May Have a Winner


Illustration of an atom Kevin Dooley via Flickr CC by 2.0 Particles don’t obey the same rules as people.

Can This Game Turn You Vegan?


That Cow Game nomand and Ludum Dare A provocative game where you're a cow who slaughters people. The gaming world’s depiction of human violence is usually characterized as “glorifying,” however the internet definitely has an exception to that rule now with “That Cow Game”--a minimalist slaughterhouse simulator where you play the cow.

Concept Video: Your Next Plane Could Take Off Vertically


TriFan600 Concept Art XTI Aircraft The ideal airplane doesn’t need a runway. Since Kitty Hawk, the standard design of a fixed-wing airplane assumes the plane will build momentum and lift by accelerating along an open stretch of land (or sometimes sea), and will need to land by decelerating along a similar smooth path.

In BMW Electric Car, Software 'Coding' Unlocks Hidden Features Owners Want


2015 BMW i3 REx - Driven, Portland OR, April 2015 The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission electric car even though it has a range-extending engine.

DARPA Wants Friendly Gremlin Drones


Gremlins Concept Art DARPA It’s no secret that modern military aircraft are really, really expensive.

Synthetic Heart Tissue Sticks Like Velcro


Tissue-Velcro, magnified Zhang et al, Science Advances, 2015 A team of researchers has developed a material that beats like a heart in the body but from which layers can be stacked or peeled away, according to a study published today in Science Advances.

NASA: Sea Level Rise Is Going To Get Much Worse


Flooded Streets David Shankbone/Flickr New York City streets after Hurricane Sandy hit the city in 2012.


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