As long ago as 1966, Batman knew how to correctly dispose of a explosive device without endangering the public or property. To think that all the shenanigans of the last two decades or so were completely unnecessary.
According to a new scientific paper from Nature Materials titled, "Nitroaromatic detection and infrared communication from wild-type plants using plant nanobionics" — living spinach plants (Spinacia oleracea) can be engineered to serve as self-powered pre-concentrators and autosamplers of analytes in ambient groundwater and as infrared communication platforms that can send information to a smartphone. Yahoo!… READ THE REST
Tired: a plague of locusts Wired: a legion of cybernetically-enhanced locusts trained by the US military to sniff bombs That's the new goal, according to Stars & Stripes magazine: Navy-funded researchers have discovered that a locust's sensitive "horns" can distinguish between the scents of TNT and other explosives — a development that one day could… READ THE REST
I know a guy who works at Boston Dynamics. He spends all day fussing over how to get a robot leg to bend the right way. It's kind of boring, but he likes tinkering with things. And hey, it's a job. When he sees people freaking out about whatever new robot they've unleashed unto the… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Commuting is kind of the pits. There's no good way to sit in traffic or on an unsafe bus (and helicopters are out of the option, even if you're filthy rich.) If only there… READ THE REST
It can feel unbearable to go outside when it's cold unless you have the proper gear to withstand chilly temperatures. Your average coat might not cut it unless you're willing to shell out hundreds for a down feather piece. Alternatively, a heated jacket can use electricity to keep you toasty, and all you need is a power… READ THE REST