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Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Pentagon Wants Artificial Intelligence In Future Fighters

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Advanced Navy Strike Fighter Concept Art Boeing The Department of Defense wants future generations of fighter aircraft to come with copilots already installed. According to the U.S. Naval Institute, both the Navy and the Air Force want their next generation air superiority fighter to have Artificial Intelligence. From USNI: “AI is... by Kelsey D. Atherton

A Google Glass App That Detects People's Emotions

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Readout From an Emotion-Reading Google Glass App © Fraunhofer IIS/Jens Garbas Sometimes people are hard to read. Why not leave all that work to a computer? Perhaps you could use this experimental app that works in Google Glass. Aim Glass's camera at a person's face and the app reads the human's facial expression and tells you to wha... by Francie Diep

Engineered Bacteria Excrete Propane Fuel

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Propane Tank Jessie Eastland aka Robert DeMeo Propane, the gas that fuels your barbecue (and perhaps one day your car), may soon have a new, renewable source. Researchers in Finland and England developed a genetic process that puts E. coli bacteria to work producing the flammable compound. They altered the bacterium’s metabolism so... by Rafi Letzter

Opportunity Rover's Memory To Undergo Reformat

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Opportunity's Past Route, As Of July 27, 2014 The rover is heading to Marathon Valley. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/NMMNHS Nearly a decade after it landed on Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover is about to get a fresh start. Opportunity's engineers plan to reformat its flash memory, which is good news, as the rover's mission has been renewed for another... by Francie Diep

NASA Invites Public to Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule

Yesterday - NASA
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft launching to an asteroid in 2016

NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next Orbital Sciences Space Station Resupply Launch

Yesterday - NASA
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the third NASA contracted cargo resupply flight from Virginia to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Virginia

NASA Astronaut Butch Wilmore Available for Interviews Before His Space Station Mission

Yesterday - NASA
NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who is making final preparations for his launch this month to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 8

Three Projects That Make LEGO Toys Into High-Tech Tools

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Book Digitizer Via Dexter Industries © 2014 BrickPi — All Rights Reserved Hand a kid some LEGOs, and you’ll get anything from a sword to a starship. The same adaptability that makes the bricks amazing playthings also endears them to makers, who use the simple toys to create complex machines—at a fraction of their usual cost. Braille Print... by Allie Wilkinson

Gut Microbes Take Over Your Body When You Die

2 days ago - Pop Sci
Catching Killers With Gut Microbes Via Scottsdale Community College You have around 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut — and that’s a good thing. Known as gut flora or the gut microbiome, these microorganisms help your body digest certain foods, aid the immune system, and maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract, all in exchange for a... by Loren Grush

Flying Foxes, Rococo Toads, And Other Creatures Of Darkness

2 days ago - Pop Sci
After sundown, a completely different world comes to life.  Photographer Traer Scott writes that her journey into darkness started with moths, "the mysterious, moonlit cousins of the perky, sunny butterfly--flitting wildly and ever frantically near our porch lights but never coming quite close enough to be truly illuminated." Then she got to thin... by Sarah Fecht

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