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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Eeek! A Writhing Robot Snake

3 days ago - Pop Sci
This slithering, contortionist robot is named the “Series II - X125 system.” The robot snake-arm is over 7 feet long, and can carry over 13 pounds. It has a flexible tip,… by Kelsey D. Atherton

How Microsoft's Machine Learning Is Breaking The Global Language Barrier

3 days ago - Pop Sci
Earlier this week, roughly 50,000 Skype users woke up to a new way of communicating over the Web-based phone- and video-calling platform, a feature that could’ve been pulled… by Clay Dillow

Video Gives Astronaut’s-Eye View Inside NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

3 days ago - NASA
New video recorded during the return of NASA’s Orion through Earth’s atmosphere this month provides a taste of the intense conditions the spacecraft and the astronauts it carries will endure when they return from deep space destinations on the journey to Mars

Lawsuit About Mayonnaise Dropped

3 days ago - Pop Sci
In the old days, the battle between condiments was fought by Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip. That was mostly a debate about taste rather than substance. Nowadays,… by Sarah Fecht

Meet South America's Infamous Electric Eel

3 days ago - Pop Sci
Meet the electric eel, the only other animal that knows how it feels to walk across a carpet and zap somebody you don't like by Maki Naro

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

3 days ago - Pop Sci
Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean… by Kelsey D. Atherton

Found: The World's Newest Deepest-Dwelling Fish

3 days ago - Pop Sci
All hail the world's deepest dwelling fish. This mysterious, wispy creature was recently spotted in the darkness of the Mariana Trench by a team of researchers. Living at… by Lindsey Kratochwill

SpaceX Completes First Milestone for Commercial Crew Transportation System

3 days ago - NASA
NASA has approved the completion of SpaceX’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil under a Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract with the agency

Will Silicon Valley Transform Farming?

3 days ago - Pop Sci
At this point, Silicon Valley’s promise to Change the World or Make the World a Better Place or any other iteration is more of a punch line than a catchphrase, especially… by Brooke Borel

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