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First Autopilot Car Death Casts Doubt on Driverless Future

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US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation into the first fatal car crash involving a Tesla autopilot Model S. The automaker said in a statement on Tuesday that NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into the performance of autopilot during the crash that may influence the future of the driverless cars. The accident that killed Tesla driver Joshua Brown... 

New NASA find suggests Mars resembles Earth more than previously thought

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High levels of manganese oxides discovered by NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars may indicate that oxygen was once abundant there. With last year’s discovery that the red planet may have been home to ancient lakes, it now seems more akin to our blue one. “The only ways on Earth that we know how to make these manganese materials involve atmospheric oxygen or microbes,” said Nina Lanza, a planetary... 

Texas Scientists Discover the Source of Earth's Primordial Oceans

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Evolutionist researchers at the Southwest Research Institutes may have discovered a solution for a scientific paradox related to the origins of life on Earth. The study, published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters journal, deals with the so called ‘faint young Sun paradox’ – an apparent contradiction between findings suggesting the presence of liquid water on Earth during the planet’s... 

Robots Civil Rights? EU Prepares Law for "Electronic Persons" Walking Among Humans

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“The Laws of Robotics” may sound like a scientific paper, detailing technological findings in the creation of artificial intelligence; the reality however, is far more “sci-fi.” Luxembourg MEP, Mady Delvaux, has produced a draft report with the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs which could lead to robots being given specific rights as “electronic... 

Building Iron Man, The Future Soldier or Pentagon's Latest Project

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US Special Operation Command is one step closer to its dream of creating a next-generation Iron Man-like suit to improve the warrior’s fighting capabilities and resilience. US Special Operation Command (SOCOM) is pushing ahead with its secretive Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) program aimed at creating an Iron Man-like suit to provide special operatives, such as the Navy SEALs and... 

Half-Life 2 Combine drone becomes reality in Russia

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An accurate model of the City Scanner drone from legendary game Half-Life 2 computer game has been created by an enthusiast from Russia. Watch RT’s video of the fully-operational model’s first test flight. The video shows the drone slowly drifting inside an abandoned building with the direction and the altitude of the flight being changed. Valentin Demchenko from Russia’s Saratov region, who... 

Microsoft, Facebook to lay giant cable under Atlantic

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Tech giants Microsoft and Facebook say they will build the “highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic,” connecting the US and Europe to address heightened demand for global cloud services. The “MAREA” cable will “help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services” for the two companies, Microsoft said... 

Autism linked to overdose of folate, vitamin B12 during pregnancy

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Medics have long told pregnant women to get enough of the nutrient folate to ensure proper brain development in their babies. But a new research suggests that there can be too much of a good thing. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say women who have too much folic acid and vitamin B-12 may increase their baby’s risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, a condition marked by difficulties... 

Russia's new Hypersonic Weapon YU-71 will Outdo any Missile Defense System

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Mike Billington of the Executive Intelligence Review said that Vladimir Putin was strategically one step ahead of his US counterpart Barack Obama, because the Russians have a hypersonic weapon capable of overcoming any US missile defense system. According to the military expert, it was not a bright move for the United States to deploy missile defenses in Europe. According to Billington, the policy... 

Details of First Human Head Transplant Revealed

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Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero and his Chinese colleague Dr. Xiaoping Ren are set to perform a two-part human head transplant procedure he dubbes HEAVEN (“head anastomosis venture”) and GEMINI (the subsequent spinal cord fusion). “Scientists everywhere now have hard proof of the viability of the Gemini Heaven protocol and I am sure that Russian surgeons will be interested in joining their... 

Ted Cruz, John Kasich Campaign Phone Apps Spying on Users, Tracking Data

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The official Ted Cruz and John Kasich smartphone apps are tracking their users, according to Symantec. The Kasich 2016 app may expose the user’s location and every app installed on the device, Symantec warned, while the Cruz Crew app may expose the user’s smartphone details and identification. “Remember, before you download that presidential primary app, apps may gather a lot of information... 

Russia to Build Plastic Roads

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State Duma deputy from the LDPR faction, Alexander Starovoytov, appealed to the Federal Road Agency of the Russian Federation with a proposal to study the experience of the Netherlands in building plastic roads. In the Netherlands, there is a pilot project for the construction of roads from plastic materials. The project saves a lot of money as it stipulates a whole different technology for building... 

Dubai plans world’s tallest skyscraper

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Dubai property developer Emaar intends to construct the tallest building in the world, according to Chairman Mohamed Alabbar. The new skyscraper simply called ‘The Tower’ will be taller than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world’s tallest building constructed in 2010. The project, inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon, will be presented to the city as a gift before 2020,... 

US Scientist Confirms Russian Fears Of New Planet, Warns Will Affect Earth Soon

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A new appendix added earlier today to the massive Aerospace Defence Forces (ADF) report relating to the mysterious new planet confirmed to be the outer reaches of our solar system says that an American scientist has confirmed many of its findings and further stated that our Earth is now under direct threat as this celestial body could begin to harm our Earth this month. As we had previously reported... 

Scorching Hot Exoplanet Makes Scientists Scratch Heads

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An international team of astronomers has managed to compile the first temperature map of 55 Cancri e, a rocky ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet thought to have twice the diameter of Earth, according to NASA. The first thermal map of the exoplanet 55 Cancri e has been compiled by researchers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope; the map reveals extreme temperature swings from one side of the... 
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