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Meet the Pentagon’s secret space drone

For almost two years, an unmanned space plane bearing a remarkable resemblance to NASA’s space shuttle has circled the Earth, performing a top-secret mission. It’s called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle — but that’s pretty much all we know for certain. 1,054 more words

Science

TechShop

This adventure is less about learning the tools for how to do woodworking (the whole reason for going), and more about the shop where I’m taking the lesson.  857 more words

Adventures

What is the Pentagon’s secret space drone doing?

For almost two years, an unmanned space plane bearing a remarkable resemblance to NASA’s space shuttle has circled the Earth, performing a top-secret mission. It’s called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle — but that’s pretty much all we know for certain. 251 more words

Government

Ellie, the AI-psychologist

Big Brother is feeling you: The global impact of AI-driven mental healthcare

Big Brother is feeling you—literally. A few months back, I wrote about Ellie, the world’s first AI-psychologist. 114 more words

Virtual Reality

DARPA developing new implants for 'healing superpowers'' - Mark of the Beast? Probably, but it doesn't matter because you're already marked

Source: Catholic Online

The U.S. government, working through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), says it plans to develop tiny implants that will help soldiers and possibly ordinary citizens heal after injuries. 216 more words

DARPA

Suiting Up For The Future

Imagine if there was a technology that could help a soldier in battle or allow a stroke patient to walk again, that is what researchers at Harvard University are developing. 394 more words