Two years ago Mattel announced “Hello Barbie” a doll that would listen to what your child said and respond. The toy connected to the Internet and used software to hold a conversation. Thing was, the microphone never shut off. Parental groups were concerned that the toy would spy on children and secretly advertise to them (which was probably true). After much public arguing, Mattel canceled the toy. But that was before smart TV’s with microphones and Amazon’s Alexa were in many people’s homes. Now comes this latest nightmare…
Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Why is it not being built here!?! Hopefully someday we will invest more into fusion research.
Countries around the world are pouring billions of dollars into France’s revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor
More on the Em Drive
NASA’s Physics-Defying EM Drive Passes Peer Review
Aliens? The “megastructure” hypothesis still lives.
Scientists Are Now Even More Confused By Potential “Alien Superstructure”
This piece references so much good stuff. I’m a huge fan of Babylon 5, and I was into Gerard K. O’Neil’s ideas when he first proposed them. Jeff Bezos may be an awful boss, but he’s right on the money with his space ideas.
This is a great Youtube channel. engineerguy
I really like this car. Mazda’s new Miata RF has a pretty cool retractable hardtop.
Human ingenuity may have come through again. Could this solve global warming?
As mentioned in Science Club today. Fun and relatively inexpensive science toys on Amazon.
It is free to download and play.
Happy 25th Linux!
Wow! What an effect.
Battlebots is back! If you love machine mayhem, this is the show for you. On Thursdays on ABC at 7 pm EDT.
Still not convinced?
Finalist of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2016
Whaaat? Fear not the Internet has it figured out…
But definitely cool. Be warned, this young man is no amateur. He has degrees in Chemistry and Math and experience working in a research lab. But still…
This is cool. I’ve read about this object for years.
One of my Science Club members William has mad a short survey for NRHS students about interest in Computer Programming classes. If you are a student at NRHS and have an interest in computers and how to make programs (apps) for them, please take a minute and answer these nine questions…
I’ve posted this one before, but it’s pretty cool.
Well, really ball bearings.
Solar energy, including photovoltaic cells, are probably the best bet of the alternative energy options. They continue to improve and seem to have the least residual impact on the environment. Germany (possibly the cloudiest country in the world) now generates almost 25% of its power through solar cells.