Robot Athletes Got Game [Video] – Scientific American

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For holiday fun I’ve collected videos of humanoids as well as nonhuman-like contraptions that play a real game on a real surface—with a little latitude for “real.” Each video (below) follows a caption explaining it.

via Robot Athletes Got Game [Video] – Scientific American.

via Robot Athletes Got Game [Video] – Scientific American.

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Daily Telegraph, L.A. Times and more

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LONDON — Numerous publications have have their sites hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, causing some visitors to be presented with a popup telling them “you’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.”

via Syrian Electronic Army hacks Daily Telegraph, L.A. Times and more.

via Syrian Electronic Army hacks Daily Telegraph, L.A. Times and more.

Uber suspends operations in Nevada after ruling

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Uber suspended operations in Nevada late Wednesday, after a Washoe County District Court judge granted the state’s request for a court order blocking the ride-sharing service. The judge said Uber’s refusal to comply with state laws regulating commercial motor carriers and passenger transportation services could put the public’s safety at risk.

via Uber suspends operations in Nevada after ruling.

via Uber suspends operations in Nevada after ruling.

Strange thrust: the unproven science that could propel our children into space – Boing Boing

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We tend to think of mass as a fixed quantity, but this is not necessarily so. We certainly know that mass is convertible into energy, as this happens on a daily basis in fission reactors. The general theory of relativity also describes an increase in mass that occurs with velocity, although the effect is negligible in everyday life.

via Strange thrust: the unproven science that could propel our children into space – Boing Boing.

via Strange thrust: the unproven science that could propel our children into space – Boing Boing.

Automakers Aim to Drive Away Car Computer Hackers – ABC News

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hese hackers worked on behalf of the U.S. military, which along with the auto industry is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.

via Automakers Aim to Drive Away Car Computer Hackers – ABC News.

via Automakers Aim to Drive Away Car Computer Hackers – ABC News.

The Doctor Will See Through You Now – Digits – WSJ

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“This is the first time doctors can actually see the anatomy and not just rebuild it in their minds. We enable doctors to view the image floating in the air from a wide angle and to interact with it directly,

via The Doctor Will See Through You Now – Digits – WSJ.

via The Doctor Will See Through You Now – Digits – WSJ.

Video: ‘Beam’ of static electricity raises man’s hair outside Google offices in London – Telegraph

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“Initially it didn’t hurts us, just surprised us. Then it seemed to intensify and my phone started crackling and the video cut. My friend got a strong electric shock from holding my phone up high”, Simon later wrote online

via Video: ‘Beam’ of static electricity raises man’s hair outside Google offices in London – Telegraph.

via Video: ‘Beam’ of static electricity raises man’s hair outside Google offices in London – Telegraph.