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  • NASA’s Robonaut Gets Its Legs; Could a Moonwalk Be In Its Future?
    By on November 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    MarkWhittington writes “Project M was a proposal at NASA’s Johnson Spaceflight Center that would have put together a mission to deliver a bipedal robot to the lunar surface within a thousand days. The idea never got out of the conception stage, but two major components, a new type of lunar lander, now called Morpheus, and a robonaut continued on as separate projects. Morpheus is getting ready to conduct a second attempt at free flight tests at the (more…)

  • PadMapper Gets C&D From Craigslist Over Apartment Listing Maps
    By on June 23, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter Autumnmist writes “Craigslist has

    sent a Cease and Desist to PadMapper, a site that does a mashup of Craigslist (as well as Rent.com, Apartments.com) apartment listings and Google Maps. Craigslist is great, but apartment hunting through Craigslist has always been a needle in a haystack proposition, because all apartments for an entire city area are shown in a giant list. PadMapper made Craigslist better (more…)

  • Smithsonian Gets Tiny Robots
    By on April 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    CWmike writes “The Smithsonian Museum of American History on Tuesday added a number of robotic technologies to its collection, including what may have been one of the smallest robots in the world. The robot known as Marv, short for Mini Autonomous Robot Vehicle, is just one cubic inch in size. It was developed in 1996 and 1997 at the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Lab. Its footprint is not much larger than a penny, and it was cobbled together (more…)

  • Hockey Player Gets Owned
    By on March 22, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks, evades Cal Clutterbuck’s incoming check and sends him careening over the wall and into the stands in a bravado of pure embarrassment. Complete with trash talk.


  • 9 Year Old Girl Dying of Cancer, Gets Wish To Heckle David Wright
    By on January 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    9 year old girl Allison Pencey doesn’t have much to live for, but that won’t stop The Wish Zone from making her last dream come true. To heckle the balls off of David Wright. Thankfully, she was able to do just that, before security removed her.


  • Kilogram Gets Controversial; Why Not Split the Difference?
    By on January 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    gbrumfiel writes “As Slashdot has noted, the kilogram has a problem. The SI unit is officially defined as the weight of a 130-year-old platinum-iridium cylinder in France. But the physical object appears to be getting lighter. Scientists want to replace the cylinder with a new standard based on Planck’s constant, but two experiments designed to facilitate the switch keep coming up with different results. Now one researcher is proposing a solution: (more…)

  • Facebook Post Juror Gets Fined, Removed, Assigned Homework
    By on September 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    eldavojohn writes “A Michigan judge removed a juror after a Facebook comment and also fined her $250 and required her to write a five-page paper about the constitutional right to a fair trial. The juror was ‘very sorry’ and the judge chastised her, saying, ‘You violated your oath. You had decided she was already guilty without hearing the other side.’”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Starcraft II Gets a Jumbo Jet [Pic]
    By on June 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Even World of Warcraft didn’t get this kind of amazing treatment. Starcraft II has it’s own Jumbo Jet.


  • Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues
    By on June 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “The Toronto Star reports that a Utah woman is suing Google for more than $100,000 in damages, claiming its maps function gave her walking directions that led her onto a major highway, where she was struck by a car. Lauren Rosenberg sought directions between two addresses in Utah about 3 kilometers apart and the top result suggested that she follow a busy rural highway for several hundred meters. The highway did not have sidewalks (more…)

  • G4 Review: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) – Gets a 5/5!
    By on May 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the culmination of over 20 years of Mario gaming into one fantastically-designed and creative platformer. It’s also one of 2010′s absolutely best games.