Technology

Grab the RAID! Check out US military’s creepy swarm of deadly flying drones.

First we had giant rail guns, then killer robots, and now creepy deadly swarms of automated drones – all for the purpose of protecting the United States and giving little kids nightmares. What is a Perdix drone? The Perdix drone, or more accurately, micro-drone, was designed by the geniuses at MIT in 2013. Each drone has a wingspan of only 12 inches with tiny 2 ½ inch propellers. They are fast, nimble, and can fly for about 30 minutes on a single charge. What they do Perdix drones fly in swarms – large groups of tiny drones flying close together. The drones communicate with other drones in the swarm. This lets them act like a collective organism, similar to a swarm of bees or flock…
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Technology

Join the movement – stop the abuse of robot dogs!

Regular visitors to Reeko’s Mad Scientist Lab know Reeko loves robots. In fact, he’s pretty much fanatical about Boston Robotics’ four-legged dog robots (fanatical enough that some of us are beginning to worry). Check out the amazing video below which features a public service announcement call-to-action to stop the abuse of robot dogs.  Join the movement! #stoprobotdogabuse   Funny video–stop robot dog abuse   Weighing in at 160 pounds, these wonderful robot dogs are able to run, climb stairs, jog next to its owner, and even recover its balance after being kicked! The robotic dog uses cameras and sensors to help it navigate over rough, uneven terrain. It can recognize humans and other robotic dogs and we think, but are not totally sure, that it…
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Chemistry

Stop peeing in the pool – it’s creating a deadly, dangerous chemical weapon!!

Scientists with too much time on their hands have just finished a study that found peeing in the pool, which contains chlorinated water, is creating a deadly combination of chemicals. The chemical that results is trichloramine and cyanogen chloride which scientists know causes lung problems and can hurt your heart and nervous system. In fact, cyanogen chloride is known to the military as “CK” and is considered a chemical warfare weapon. So yeah, your pee in the pool is mixing with the chlorine and making a chemical weapon – how cool is that!!! The scientists said that they were not as worried about the dangerous pee in the pool as they were worried about kids drinking a bunch of soft drinks and trying to start…
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