Layoff Anxiety Is Top Risk To Space Shuttle
From Arrested Development:
Narrator: "Before firing his employees, George Sr. would be sure to clear the office of its valuables. [...] The employees never saw it coming, although their first task was to unload their equipment from a truck."
Google Testing an Airborne Camera Drone
It sees you when you're sleeping, it knows when you're awake, it knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.
Artificial Life Forms Evolve Basic Memory, Strategy
The study also found that the artificial fans of the losing team started to riot on their own.
Why NASA's New Video Game Misses the Point
The game doesn't let you skip through the budget hearings. And, when they're finally over, your mission gets cancelled.
Astronauts To Repair Cooling System On ISS
From the article: "[...] the Russian module of the system could take control for a period of time until repairs could be made."
Take control?... Open the pod bay doors!!!
Nuclear Power Could See a Revival
Mr. Burns: I can't believe we've overlooked this week's winner for so very, very long. We simply could not function without his tireless efforts. So, a round of applause for...this inanimate carbon rod!
"Serious Games" Industry Gains Traction
Games have always had serious real world applications. Pitfall! for the Atari 2600 was used by the Boy Scouts of America to demonstrate survival tactics in the wild. Throughout the United States, Super Mario Bros. is still considered essential training for elite plumbers. In recent years, Call of Duty has saved the military millions of dollars in automated weapons costs by relying solely on long range knife throws.
Do Children's E-Books Ruin Reading?
Next thing you know, they'll start making movies out of these books. Gasp!
"Wet" Asteroids Could Supply Space Gas Stations
... it seems like a more suitable source of gas would be Uranus.
The State of Robotic Surgery
These robot doctors are very professional, except for their entrance into the operating room:
3D Video Game Collaboration Used To Solve Crimes
No, by shooting someone in real life you get to be in a video game!
Bomb-Proof Wallpaper Developed
The wallpaper doesn't let my video projector display Battlefield Earth.
Robbery Suspect Cleared By Facebook Alibi
I could have been cleared, but I posted as an Anonymous Coward.
Bing Gets Porn Domain To Filter Explicit Content
What are the odds the explicit site is mirrored on Steve Ballmer's personal computer?
Defining an Interactive Physical MMO For the iPhone
They could incorporate the phone feature into the game and make it so you have to talk to other people and build relationships. As you advance further along in the game, you must choose a career path. You will randomly get calls from your boss asking you to come in early or on your day off. If you choose not to follow the path, you end up 30 years old living in your mom's basement and have to put up with her constant nagging about how you never help out around the house or pay for your share of the phone bill.
That's crazy. I totally help out around the house. Who do you think set up the home network?
Administration Wants To Scale Back Real ID Law
I just went into the DMV to renew my license and it was expensive and rigorous.
ESRB Eyeballing Ratings For iPhone Games
Apple has been known to take a long time to review many apps. If they were to have games rated through the ESRB, how much longer the process would take? On the same note, how much longer would it take to resubmit your app for approval if there is a rating dispute?
Intel Eyes Smartphone Chip Market
I hope the Intel employees don't get too distracted by random visits from USB co-inventor Ajay Bhatt.
Why Natal Is a Big Deal
They could release an adult version of Project Natal that tracks 49 joints. That would make for a VERY interactive experience.
Using Mobile Phones To Write Messages In Air
The best part is you can flip the device over when you make a mistake and pretend to pour Wite-Out®.
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