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Festo’s latest biomimetic robots are a flying feathered bird and ball-bottomed helper arm

You could be excused for thinking that German robotics company Festo does nothing but put together fabulous prototype robots built to resemble kangaroos, jellyfish, and other living things. They do in fact actually make real industrial robots, but it’s hard not to marvel at their biomimetic experiments; Case in point, the feathered BionicSwift and absurd BionicMobileAssistant motile arm. Festo already has a flying bird robot — I wrote about it almost 10 years ago. They even made a flying bat as ...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Robots, Robotics, Festo, Biomimetic, BionicSwift


Coronavirus live news: cases rising in 37 US states as Brazil infections near 1.5m

UN predicts mass bankruptcies in Latin America; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; global cases near 11m. Follow the latest updates Cases rising in 37 US statesBrazil infections nearing 1.5mTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.19am BST The death toll in Brazil reached 61,884, up from 60,632 yesterday, according to the country’s health ministry. That is a daily increase of 1,252.B...
Tags: Florida, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Un, Cia, Latin America, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Senate Turns Shitty Orwellian Surveillance Bill Into Pointless Bill That Mostly Undermines Free Speech

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to advance the EARN IT Act, a ruinous waste of bipartisanship that once threatened to destroy online platforms should they refuse to grant federal agencies unfettered access to the private communications of their users. The bill was designed to preclude…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Senate, Censorship, Encryption, Fbi, Senate Judiciary Committee, Earn It Act, The Earn It Err


UK to relax travel quarantine from July 10 – as it happened

Death toll passes 61,000; Florida records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsNo kissing: Amsterdam’s red light district reopensInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 12.14am BST Hi, Helen Sullivan here – we’ve launched a new global coronavirus ...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, Sweden, US, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, Brazil, Cia, Nz, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


UK to relax travel quarantine from 10 July – as it happened

Death toll passes 61,000; Florida records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsNo kissing: Amsterdam’s red light district reopensInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 12.14am BST Hi, Helen Sullivan here – we’ve launched a new global coronavirus ...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, Sweden, US, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, Brazil, Cia, Nz, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Brazil nears 1.5m cases

Death toll passes 61,000; Florida records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day Trump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsNo kissing: Amsterdam’s red light district reopensInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 11.32pm BST South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has told parliament of his decision to extend the deployment of 20,000 soldiers, a drop from 76,000,...
Tags: Florida, Science, Sweden, US, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, Brazil, Cia, Nz, Trump, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, South African National Defence Force


These High-Powered Gaming PCs Are Just as Ugly as the PS5, and You Don't Have to Wait to Buy One

By this point, everyone including John Oliver has touched on the PS5 design. So it may come off as obvious and trite when I say it looks like an Alienware Aurora R9 was bitten by a vampire then crushed on one side by your younger brother when you neglected to let him use the REAL PlayStation controller for a night of …Read more...
Tags: Science, John Oliver, Pc Gaming, Don, PS5


Ubisoft Announces Plans To Shake Up The Company’s All White Male Editorial Group [Update]

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced today in an email to employees that the game publisher will be revising the composition of its currently all white male Editorial Department which oversees creative decisions across all of its global studios. He also outlined other measures to try to address a recent wave of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotakucore, Ubisoft, Misconduct, Yves Guillemot, Harrassment, Toxic Workplace, All White Male Editorial Group


Ubisoft Announces Plans To Shake Up The Company’s All White Male Editorial Group

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced today in an email to employees that the game publisher will be revising the composition of its currently all white male Editorial Department which oversees creative decisions across all of its global studios. He also outlined other measures to try to address a recent wave of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotakucore, Ubisoft, Misconduct, Yves Guillemot, Harrassment, Toxic Workplace, All White Male Editorial Group


YouTube Will Let AI Suggest Replies to Video Comments

Google announced Wednesday that it had implemented its SmartReply system for YouTube creators, which will give those users access to suggested replies based on what someone has commented. Unlike the SmartReply system Google currently uses for Gmail, SmartReply on YouTube required some further tweaking because of the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Artificial Intelligence


Facebook Confirms Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire Has Been Very, Very Bad

Popular Information recently exposed how the Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro’s right-wing news aggregator, was able to get an unusually high engagement rate on Facebook, even though the website publishes far fewer articles than other major publications and does no original reporting of its own. Through a network of five large…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Ben Shapiro, Fake News, Its A Very Very Bad World


Save Hundreds on Dell Laptops and Desktops During the 4th of July Sale

Featured Deal: Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitor (+$100 Gift Card) | $375Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Dell, Dell Deals, Dell Laptops, Alienware Deals


Some Computers and Cellphones From the '90s

Nostalgia for the ‘90s is rampant online. You can’t escape it. Old shows from the ‘90s are making their way back to streaming platforms. BuzzFeed has an entire tag dedicated to quizzes and listicles about how only ‘90s kids will remember shit from 30 years ago. Apparently, chokers, bucket hats, and claw clips are also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Computers, Cellphones, Laptops, 1990s, 90s Nostalgia, Nas Is My Preferred 90s Hiphop


In Effort to Curb Party Houses, Airbnb Is Barring Some Rentals for Users Under 25

In order to stop enterprising young people from using rented Airbnb properties to throw absolute ragers in their region, the company has announced new booking rules for some people under 25.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Youth, Airbnb, Rentals, Partying


Time to Take an Epic Flight Over This Frozen Martian Crater

Korolev crater on Mars—the largest ice skating rink in the solar system, basically—has never looked more enthralling than it does in this impressive new visualization.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mars, Planetary Science, Korolev, Korolev Crater, Frozen Martian Crater


This New Olympus App Turns Your Camera Into a Webcam

With so many people now video-conferencing while working from home, webcams have suddenly become hard to find—a number of top models are sold out or have seen massive price hikes. So to help make video calls a little easier to setup, today Olympus is introducing a new app that can turn your mirrorless camera into a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Webcams, Cameras, Olympus, Mirrorless Cameras, Consumer Tech, Tip Top Video Call Quality


Cops Enter Oregon Coffee Shop, Prove to Be Absolute Assholes About Masks

It’s safe to say that white America’s general image of police officers has taken a bit of a nosedive. A role that some folks respected more than members of Congress just last year has, in the span of about a month or so, become one that they’re terrified of, if not actively fighting to abolish altogether. And rather…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Police, Masks, America, Bad Boys Bad Boys


Democrats’ Big Climate Plan Includes Studying the Risky Idea of Blocking Out the Sun

This week, Democrats on the House Select Committee for the Climate Crisis put out their big ol’ climate plan. There’s plenty in the report to show Democrats’ priorities on climate should they retake the White House and Senate this fall, including how they would approach a controversial topic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, White House, Democrats, Geoengineering, House Select Committee, Solar Radiation Management, Climate Plan


I Don't Care How Great These OneDrive Improvements Are, I'm Not Using It

Microsoft has struggled to convince people to use its cloud storage service, OneDrive, for quite some time. Whether that’s because of the cost or the feature set is unclear—which storage service you choose comes down to your personal needs, and OneDrive may not do it for you, especially if you don’t use Microsoft…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Windows 10, OneDrive, Seriously Stop It


Fallout Is Getting a TV Show from the Team Behind Westworld

War may never change in the bleak, irradiated dystopia of the Fallout universe, but the way you’re going to experience it is: Amazon Studios is teaming up with Bethesda to bring the beloved RPG series to television, and it’s tapped the minds of Westworld to do so.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Streaming, Westworld, Fallout, Bethesda, Amazon Studios, Bethesda Game Studios, Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy


Dark Sky Won’t Be Disappearing From Android Just Yet

When news broke earlier this year that Apple had snapped up Dark Sky, the weather app said at the time that while the app would continue working for iOS users, it would be shut down for Android and Wear OS users and subscribers beginning July 1.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Android, Apps, Science, Weather Apps, Dark Sky


Court Rules Facebook Widgets Can Be Considered Wiretaps

For a long time, different people would typically give you different answers about which Silicon Valley giant is, definitively, The Worst. Recently though, Facebook seems to be the name that comes up first in a lot of people’s minds, for any number of reasons. Maybe it’s the way the company’s CEO just stood there…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Privacy, Silicon Valley, Snooping


Facebook Is Biased Against Black Workers, New Complaint Says

Facebook is facing new allegations of racial discrimination by an African American manager and two Black job applicants whose qualifications reportedly exceeded the requirements but were nevertheless rejected, according to the Washington Post.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Workplace Discrimination, EEOC, Washington Post Read


Coronavirus live news: Florida reports a record 10,000 new cases in one day

US state records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day; Tokyo confirms 107 new coronavirus infections; Russia cases pass 660,000Trump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we?UK coronavirus updates - live 6.16pm BST Following the news that the United States recorded a new all-time daily high of 52,000 coronavirus cases in a singl...
Tags: Florida, Science, Sweden, Russia, US, US news, United States, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Tokyo, Cia, Bangkok, Nz, Coronavirus outbreak


The Great Barrier Reef Is Bleaching—but These Striking Deep-Sea Coral Gardens Near It Are Hanging on

The Great Barrier Reef has been having a rough year. Warm waters have led to record coral bleaching this year and could hasten the reef’s die-off. But while surface corals are suffering, nearly a mile beneath the surface, deep-sea corals near the Great Barrier Reef are thriving.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Great Barrier Reef, Deep Sea, Corals, Sax And Squids


Dinosaur bone? Meteorite? These men's wedding bands are a real break from boredom.

Manly Bands was founded in 2016 to provide better options and customer service in men's wedding bands. Unique materials include antler, dinosaur bones, meteorite, tungsten, and whiskey barrels. The company donates a portion of profits to charity every month. Johnathan Ruggiero needed a wedding band. As a bigger guy he had trouble finding one to fit his size 17 finger. Then he ran into another issue: His wedding was in a few weeks. He never realized you should take care of this a few months out...
Tags: Utah, Space, Florida, Science, Marriage, Relationships, Love, Women, Los Angeles, Materials, Innovation, Men, Dinosaurs, Damascus, Michelle, Ruggiero


15 Movies That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Being an adult is hard nowadays. There’s the ongoing novel , further escalated by bad behavior and even worse policy decisions. Sometimes, you just need to go back to the days when things weren’t nearly as complicated—even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Here are 15 movies that will help make…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Disney, Animation, Pacific Rim, DC Entertainment, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Toy Story, Shazam, Spice World, Matilda, Hook, Shrek, Teen Beach Movie, The Phantom Menace, Enchanted


Doctors Find Brain Damage in Children With Mystery Syndrome Connected to Covid-19

New research this week describes some of the harrowing and possibly long-term neurological complications that can happen in children who develop a mysterious condition linked to covid-19. They can suffer everything from headaches to muscle weakness, along with visible signs of damage to the brain.Read more...
Tags: Science, Children, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children


Tape Storage Could Soon Crush Hard Drives With 400TB Capacities

If you’ve got a mountain of digital data to store but don’t necessarily need to access it every day, tape cartridges are the way to go. Twelve terabytes of storage will set you back about $100 these days, but in the coming years, Fujifilm believes it can push the technology to 400TB capacities in a single cartridge.Read more...
Tags: Science, Storage, Fujifilm, LTO, Tape Drives, Linear Tape Open


'It will be devastating': Bradford fears a new lockdown

City is second only to Leicester for rate of new Covid-19 infections and speculation on fresh restrictions is rifeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs residents trickled into an ominous new coronavirus testing marquee in Bradford’s city centre on Thursday, there was apprehension about what to expect following news about high infection rates in the city.“It’s very, very worrying,” said taxi driver Mohammed Rashid, 68. “For the last nearly three months I’ve been at home, ...
Tags: Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Bradford, Leicester, Mohammed Rashid, Coronavirus outbreak



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