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Watson's Apple Kebab Colin Lecher You've probably heard of Watson, IBM's super-intelligent supercomputer that dominated on Jeopardy! not too long ago. Turns out he's not a bad cook, either. At South By Southwest, IBM has set up a food truck staffed with chefs from the Institute of Culinary Education, who are whipping up (strange, uncanny, surprisingly tasty) daily recipes dreamed up by the machine. Here's the background. For about two years, IBM has been working on a way to harness […]
Otter Eats An Alligator Uh, so everything you thought about otters being the cuddliest animal ever is probably torn apart after seeing this image. Crocodiles, beware: you might be next. Geoff Walsh via Facebook
Dummy Target Drone From World War I This old target drone is a predecessor to the kind of drone that North Korea copied just last year. Dera Farnborough via Wikimedia Commons Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft. Pentagon Reveals North Korean Drone In a report by the Department of Defense on the North Korean military, there's a little eye-catching nugget: North Korea […]
So you want to keep bingeing on Netflix, but you need to wake up early tomorrow. What’s the worst that could happen? Click here to read more about the science of sleep. This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of Popular Science.
Chaotic Moon Studios, a startup making, uh, about anything you can think of, invited me to their Austin offices today during South By Southwest to check out a live demonstration of a stun gun-loaded drone. Obviously, I came. The gentleman here is an intern named Jackson, who is the most fearless person I have ever encountered. He got stunned like a pro. The drone, Chaotic Moon says, could be used to incapacitate criminals. It's menacing enough already, but maybe we could put a […]
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