Just when you thought that robots were still unable to do basic tasks, one robot is rising – and for that matter –walking above our humanoid expectations.
Enter Atlas, a bipedal machine that can open doors, walk on all terrain, pick up boxes, and lift itself up after falling. At least it hasn't mastered time travel and shotguns, am I right?
Anyway, the folks at Boston Dynamics posted a video to YouTube on Tuesday showcasing Atlas' many physical talents, which brings us one step closer to robot apocalypse. more >>
NASA has reportedly awarded five more International Space Station cargo missions to SpaceX in a contract estimated to have a value of around $700 million.
In a NASA contract awarded in late December, SpaceX has clinched five additional missions to resupply the International Space Station. SpaceX now has 20 missions under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, which was first closed in 2008, according to Space News.
Orbital ATK, which also performs CRS missions for NASA, was only given 10 flights. NASA spokesperson Cheryl M. Warner did not confirm if the contracts were competed. The agency also did not explain why more contracts were awarded to SpaceX compared with its rival, The Verge reports. more >>
The Apollo 10 astronauts allegedly heard a weird "outer space" music playing on their headsets while they were on the far side of the moon in May 1969, based on declassified NASA audio recording.
The recently released NASA audio recording of the Apollo 10 mission was featured in a Science Channel episode titled "NASA's Unexplained Files." Based on the recording, all the astronauts aboard the space craft heard the music, which was described as some sort of a whistling sound, Tech Insider reports.
Apollo 10 astronauts Eugene Cernan, John Young, and Thomas Stafford were practicing how to separate and dock the Moon lander and orbiter when the discussion turned to the weird sounds, Wired details. more >>
Some of you may remember the movie from years ago called "The Horse Whisperer." Others may remember Homer Simpson literally whispering to a horse to tell them to run really fast when the race begins.
Whatever the cultural reference, I bet you never thought that they can exist in real life. Well guess, what? They can exist in real life.
Enter David Lichman, who is able to train horses without the usual brit and bridle, having them go about the beach at Pt. Reyes, California at his command. more >>
Advances in genetics may lead to eradicating schizophrenia. Or future schizophrenics.
A recent headline in the Washington Post proclaimed "Scientists open the 'black box' of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery."
While the headline may be a little hyped, what actually happened has the potential to be, as the saying goes, a "game changer" — only not in the way the article would have us believe. more >>
A Christian group is demanding apology from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the agency's alleged ban on the word "Jesus" from its newsletter.
The Johnson Space Center (JSC) Praise and Worship Club's president Mike Fitzpatrick has reportedly told CBN News that they want NASA to apologize for banning the name of "Jesus" from its daily newsletter. The group also wants the space agency to restore their religious freedom.
NASA's JSC Today is an electronically distributed newsletter that includes announcements of various Space Center events and activities. more >>