Scientists in South Korea have developed a robot that, despite using cutting-edge technology, bases its design off of a creature that has been extinct for over 70 million years. However, the design has allowed the robot to achieve great speeds, and has led to it being dubbed “the Raptor.” Last year in 2014, scientists at […]Read more "South Korea’s Raptor Robot"
It’s no secret that in their efforts to outdo the other, both the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in some strange research in order to gain the upper hand. The one project that often stands out amongst the others however has become renowned because of its goal to train spies with psychic abilities, […]Read more "Project STAR GATE Revisited"
Isaac Asimov, possibly one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time and a very intelligent individual himself, wrote stories about numerous futuristic topics ranging from the colonization of space to the concept of “psychohistory” to the introduction of robots into human society. Robots in particular were a subject written about heavily by Asimov, […]Read more "Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics"
D-Wave, the self-proclaimed “Quantum Computing Company,” has developed a computer referred to as D-Wave Two, which according to the company, has the capability to revolutionize science and mathematics, although very few truly understand how it works. The D-Wave Two utilizes “qubits” rather than “bits,” which are the basic units of information when communicating or computing […]Read more "D-Wave Two, The Quantum Computer"
Mechs, or giant, pilot-able robots are not particularly widespread in the West, although they are very popular in Japan. So much so that a certain individual decided to spend roughly eleven years building a giant, rhinoceros beetle-shaped mech just because it was his dream. Hitoshi Takahashi, an engineer and machine shop owner who resides in […]Read more "The KABUTOM RX-03 Mech"
While mechs, or robotic suits that are controlled by human pilots are growing in popularity due to science-fiction series such as Titanfall, Gundam or Pacific Rim, an individual in Japan decided to make such a concept a reality. Kogoro Kurata, an artist who was inspired by science fiction as a child, felt that modern robots […]Read more "The Japanese KURATAS Mech"
There’s plenty of unexplained phenomena occurring in the skies around the world; from the extremely loud “skyquakes” to seemingly random booms with no apparent source. Such instances have been reported on the news and taken the Internet by storm, but one type of anomaly that has also been heard around the world can’t actually be […]Read more "The Hum Heard Around The World"