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A Cheeky Short That Melds Space Travel, Stanley Kubrick, and One Very Sly Piece of Fruit

A flan-obsessed astronaut named Dave and his new partner, a highly intelligent seedless melon, head to Mars in Black Holes , an irreverent (and mildly NSFW) 3D animated short. Its makers, Noodles Studio, hope to develop the story into an adult animated sitcom via a just-launched Kickstarter . Read more..

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Robotics Researchers Discovered a Better Way For Insects to Walk

A popular approach to designing robots that can navigate a world built for living creatures is to simply copy Mother Nature’s designs . But while trying to improve how a six-legged robot walks, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne actually found a faster way for six-legged creatures to get around.

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Turn Doodles Into Furry Cat Monsters With Machine Learning Algorithm

If you’re a miserable drawer, have no fear—a new website takes your doodles and, using a machine learning algorithm, turns them into cats. Or nightmares

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What Can We Do About Donald Trump’s Unsecured Smartphone?

As recently as yesterday , President Trump sent a tweet using his old, unsecured Android phone . This happened just three days after Congressman Ted Lieu and 14 other House Democrats sent a letter to the Oversight Committee demanding an investigation into this blatantly bad security practice. Everybody agrees that it’s… Read more..

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NASA May Send Astronauts Around The Moon On The First Test Flight Of Its New Spacecraft

NASA is considering launching a living, human crew on the first integrated flight of the new Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft currently scheduled for late 2018.

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Saga’s Lying Cat Is the Official Mascot of 2017

Last year, as everything seemed to catch on fire all around us, it was clear that K.C. Green’s iconic “This is fine” dog was the animal totem of 2016.

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Adolf Hitler’s Telephone Sells At Auction for $243,000

On Sunday afternoon, the telephone of Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler was purchased at auction for $243,000.

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Trump’s FCC Chair Praises Amazon Prime, Possibly Violating Same Ethics Rules as Kellyanne Conway

In what appears to be a violation of the federal ethics rule that prohibits a government employee from using “his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product,” Ajit Pai, the controversial new chair of the FCC,  tweeted and subsequently deleted praise for Amazon’s PrimeNow service. “Needed… Read more...

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New York’s City-Funded Tech Hub Looks Like a Prison Built by Ikea

On Friday, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio released the latest designs for the Union Square Tech Hub, a $250 million project that aims to “create a central convening point for technology training and networking” as the Big Apple tumbles into the increasingly digital future. As evidenced in the designs released by… Read more...

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Watch German Typhoons Intercept A Boeing 777 That Lost Contact With The Airport

I can imagine quite a few horror scenarios onboard an airplane. Looking outside your window and seeing fighter jets is definitely at the very top of that list. That was the reality this week for passengers aboard an Indian Jet Airways flight bound for London that lost contact with air traffic controllers in Cologne,… Read more..

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