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Blast from the Past: Atlas

Atlas is a bipedal humanoid robot primarily developed by the American robotics company Boston Dynamics, with funding and oversight from the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). 139 more words


Normal, by Warren Ellis

(Normal, by Warren Ellis. Farrar, Straus and Giraux, 2016, 148 pp., $13.00)

reviewed by Zeke Teflon

Whether Normal is science fiction is questionable. It is however, very much concerned with the future and those who predict it, futurists. 505 more words

Science Fiction

A building’s skin and bones—literally? The coming world of engineered living materials

When lightning strikes, a tree can often repair the damage by generating another layer of bark to cover the gash. But if that same bolt from above lashes a wood-frame house instead, call the remodelers. 1,232 more words


DARPA radio transmitter to revolutionize battlefield communications

Military engineers are looking to revolutionize battlefield communications by introducing a new project that seeks to bridge gaps in current military communications capabilities. The program, by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is called A Mechanically Based Antenna, or AMEBA for short. 691 more words

Articles From The World

Cybersecurity and Hacking Concerns for Today’s Cars and Tomorrow’s Driverless Vehicles

By Activist Post

In the next few decades, driving your car to work may be a thing of the past. Partly and completely autonomous vehicles are projected to take over the market, reduce automobile accidents, save us precious time, and keep us even more connected. 208 more words


Vaccinating Against Terrorism [Yes, You Read That Correctly]

Although the video featured in the article referenced below is a few years old, the argument still stands, and is quite a disturbing prospect indeed. 655 more words


DARPA seeks gamers input for AI military drones

According to a recent press release from DARPA they seek gamers input in various military situations involving drones, which ties in nicely with DARPA’s AI research and may soon lead to AI warfare. 365 more words