News Index

Teleportation Achieved

Photon entanglement from Earth to space

Wed, July 12th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

The MIT Technology Review reports that China has successfully created the first Earth-to-space quantum network, which will allow scientists to start experimenting with entanglement, cryptography,…


“An unfolding 'Cambrian Explosion' in robotics.”

Machines are learning to see the world they live in

Tue, July 11th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Calling it a "Cambrian Explosion" in robotics, the ability for machines to see is opening up a whole new world of applications. And while the…


"SEP systems, in other words, could become the cargo ship of deep-space missions."

Technological breakthroughs may soon change space propulsion

Mon, July 10th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Seeker, we might be on the cusp of technological breakthroughs on how we fly through space. Reportedly, new technology will allow humans to…


Flippy the Burger Flipper

Miso Robotics shows off the first of a series of robots to automate the kitchen

Sun, July 9th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

California-based startup Miso Robotics shows off Flippy, a kitchen robot capable of managing a grill, cooking each burger consistently perfect — the ramifications to human…


Everything the Internet Knows About You

The internet is broken now that it has become a well-oiled tool for advertising, but you can push back a little

Sat, July 8th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

If you're curious as to much how information a website can gather about you simply by visiting it, take a look at either webkay or…


"Not because people are environmentally conscious, but simply because it will make more economic sense."

Solar to become ridiculously cheap in three years

Fri, July 7th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

With France planning to ban all petrol vehicles by 2040, the CEO of Europe's biggest solar company argues that we are just one cheap battery…


A Self-Driving Truck that Completely Lacks the Whole Cab

The trucks from Logan are here

Thu, July 6th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

The Verge compares the recent offering of cab-less self-driving trucks by Swedish startup Einride to the trucks seen in the movie Logan and as a…


"Today’s announcement shows how quickly the market is shifting."

Volvo begins to phase out the combustion engine

Wed, July 5th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Automotive News, car maker Volvo has announced its plans to phase out internal combustion engines from its line-up and switch to full-electric, plug-in…


How Big Bird Works

In case you have ever wondered

Tue, July 4th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Neatorama brings to attention this clip from the documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story, explaining how the giant bird worked. Big Bird…


"Every defunct satellite left in orbit is a risk."

Future satellites will include independent thrusters and destroy themselves in the atmosphere

Mon, July 3rd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

With the growing problem of space junk (sparking some interesting solutions) Italian startup D-Orbit has developed a "decommissioning system for satellites." They are currently planning…



Short sci-fi movie directed by Neil Blomkamp

Sun, July 2nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Set during the Vietnam war, this short sci-fi movie directed by Neill Blomkamp — you may have seen District 9 and Chappie — titled Firebase…


Music History Using Daft Punk

Using Get Lucky as the point of reference, how music has changed over centuries

Sat, July 1st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Les covers de Persiflette covers Get Lucky using a range of methods from famous composers like Bach, Bethoven, and many more.


"The work that went into bringing the 911 system to life."

A brief history of 911

Fri, June 30th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Here's something that I never thought about: the history of 911. If you are curious like me, on Tedium, Ernie Smith looks at 911's arduous…


"What we are building is basically a perfect scenario for collapse."

Everything is getting connected to the internet, creating one big weak link

Thu, June 29th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

By connecting everything to the internet, Raph Koster argues that the world is putting all its eggs in one basket. The issue is that by…


"I made a self driving potato."

Goes by the name of Pontus

Wed, June 28th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

By popular demand, Marek Baczynski gives a full explanation of how he put together Pontus, a self-driving potato. I made a self driving potato. And…


How to Build a 4 Barrelled Rocket Launcher

Totally safe

Tue, June 27th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Solely for the purpose of scientific edification, The Q shows how to build a powerful four-barrelled rocket launcher using Coke bottles as rockets and other…


"The world has lost its last shot at staving off dangerous global warming."

Enjoy the good weather while it lasts

Mon, June 26th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic interviews Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer, who laments the consequence of Trump's decision to abandon the Paris Agreement. Oppenheimer, who also…


"They don't want to believe that their own intelligence is deterministic."

We are genetically predisposed to be mediocre

Sun, June 25th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

In this article, grey enlightenment explains how high-IQs will play an important role for anyone to survive the "post-2008 hyper-efficient, hyper-competitive economy," now that low…


Schools Monitoring Students' Social Media Feeds

Ethical questions abound

Sat, June 24th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

In this PBS NewsHour clip, Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on how universities are screening prospective students by watching their social media behaviour. As…


WannaCry is Childsplay Compared to This

How the stolen NSA cyberweapons are being used for nefarious tasks

Fri, June 23rd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

The New York Times has this fascinating piece on how the stolen NSA hacking tools were used by unknowns to penetrate IDT Corporation and steal…