Self-Driving Cars Will Impact Your Daily Life

Self-Driving Cars Will Impact Your Daily Life

Several major auto makers (and at least one search giant) now have working prototypes of self-driving cars being tested on our roads every day.  While previous efforts relied on specially designed roads, these futuristic vehicles are smart enough to safely navigate our current transportation landscape.  In the near future, self-driving cars are certain to have a significant impact on your daily life.  Public transportation, productivity during...

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Real Life Cyclops and Other Animal Oddities

Real Life Cyclops and Other Animal Oddities

Most people think the cyclops is just a mythical one-eyed character from ancient stories, but cyclopia is a real condition that still exists today.  Although rare, there are several documented cases of cyclopia in animals and even humans.  Are you ready to dive into the jaw-dropping and slightly disturbing world of real animal oddities? National Geographic Confims One-Eyed Albino Shark - A quick article with some amazing pictures.  Also see...

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Mouse Trap Powered Car

Mouse Trap Powered Car

Did you know you can power a car using only a single mousetrap? OK, so it needs to be a small car that you build at home, but it can be done! This is a cheap and easy project that is a lot of fun to show off. The typical mousetrap powered car has a string coiled around the car’s axle and then attached to the bar of the trap. When the trap goes off, the bar moves much more slowly then usual because it is transferring its energy to propel...

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Designer Children

Designer Children

Given the choice, would you rather have been born with a different eye color, hair color or skin tone? Maybe you would have chosen to be taller, thinner or more muscular. Of course, you didn’t have these options. The physical and personal traits a person winds up with are just one big roll of the dice, with only the biological parents’ genes to draw from. However, within a few decades, there’s a good chance that biotechnology...

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Bomb Sniffing Bees

Bomb Sniffing Bees

Scientists have found a way to train honeybees to sniff out bombs.  With a sense of smell that can detect pollen on molecular levels, the usefulness of the bees challenges that of bomb-sniffing dogs, especially in war zones like Iraq.  The bees can also be strapped with radio transmitters and released outside, where they will search the area and swarm on any bombs they find. Bomb Sniffing Bees Strapped In – An article from the Seattle...

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Llamas Help Detect Biological Weapons

Llamas Help Detect Biological Weapons

A llama, one of the goofiest looking animals on earth, has a natural antibody that is amazingly strong (much stronger than the human version).  Scientists have found a way to extract this antibody and turn it into a sensor that can be used to detect biological weapons.  It seems llamas deserve a little more respect than we think. HowStuffWorks Article – A brief, easy-to-read article on the topic with some great info. LiveScience Article...

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Tesla Roadster

A car company called “Tesla” has developed a completely electric sports car that goes 0-60 miles per hour in four seconds, blowing away the world’s current view of electric cars.  The Tesla Roadster’s stylish body and $100,000 price tag (cheap for an all-electric car) might be just what we need to start making the move to electric cars. TeslaMotors.com – Official Tesla website with interactive features and official...

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