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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Springy Swan Necks Inspire Drone Cameras

Yesterday - Pop Sci
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. Scientists at Stanford recently authored a study showing that Whooper Swans manage to keep their heads steady during flight, even as they power their enor...

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

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Zelda + Unreal Engine 4 The Unreal Engine 4 has been taken to Hyrule. And the results are impressive. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time is lauded as one of the most important titles in video game history. Originally released for then high-tech game console Nintendo 64 in 1998, one of its most famous levels has now been remade in... by Xavier Harding

Scientists Add Ingredient To Make Ice Cream Melt Slower

Yesterday - Pop Sci
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... by Alexandra Ossola

Termites Engineer Solar-Powered Ventilation Into Their Mounds

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Termite Mound motazabdelazeem/Flickr CC by 2.0 Termites get a bad reputation in the housing business. They are often looked at as signs of the domestic apocalypse, causing billions of dollars in damage to houses every year. But when it comes to building their own homes, termites are master engineers. Such is their architectural prow... by Mary Beth Griggs

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

Yesterday - Pop Sci
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). You might have heard of it—CTE causes the brain to break down as a result of repeated head trauma and has been fo... by Alexandra Ossola

Obama Renames North America's Highest Peak, Denali

Yesterday - Pop Sci
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. Often when a place is "renamed," it gets a brand new moniker, but in the case of Denali, it w... by Mary Beth Griggs

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA

Yesterday - Pop Sci
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. The commercial use of drones is currently prohibited in the United States, unless an operator receives an exemption from the FAA that allows them t... by Kelsey D. Atherton

Remember When a Soviet Spacecraft Landed in Wisconsin?

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Korabl-Sputnik 1, called Sputnik 4 in the West, wasn’t one of the Soviet Union’s greatest triumphs of the early space age. Following a successful mission, a flawed retrofire burn kept the spacecraft aloft until its orbit decayed, splrinkling radioactive metallic debris over Wisconsin. Korabl-Spunik 1 was the first in a series of missions desig... by Amy Shira Teitel

Android Wear For iPhone Is Official

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Android Wear Now Plays Nice With iOS Google It's official: Google’s plans to release an Android Wear for iOS app. It's official: Google’s plans to release an Android Wear for iOS app: The search giant announced today that iPhone users will be able to pair use any third-party smartwatches running Android Wear using Blu... by Xavier Harding

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

Yesterday - Pop Sci
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. Since then, Google has confined most of its test-drives of these vehicles to the roads outside its headquarters in Mountain View, California, and recently expanded tests to... by Xavier Harding

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