When one hundred years old your negatives get, look as good they will not. I'm not sure if it's a chronicle of heroes, or maniacs. Probably both.
A NASA lab has taken the problem of landing a probe on another world and turned the impact into an advantage. They're already up to phase two development, with the ultimate goal being to bound one across the icy marshes of Titan.
"Unless the reality of Secret Space War phenomena is openly revealed and corroborated with hard evidence in public and admitted by all world governments, this knowledge cannot be yet be received or processed by the masses."
A pharma company has announced plans to 3D print a fully functioning human liver in 2014. Tons of testing is required before such things can be used in humans. In the meantime it and things like it will be invaluable tools for drug research.
8 ball, side pocket.
Personally, I think if you set your criteria wide enough it includes an entire century you'll find people dying in weird ways pretty easily. This article seems to prove that right. I'm not sure it's possible to overestimate just how deadly-dumb people can be.
It's true: You can literally turn a Marine inside-out and they'll just keep coming back for more. Kind of puts the time I broke my toe in perspective, I'll tell ya that.
Using the Ultra Deep Field survey and (what seems like) a few basic sort rules, astronomers have worked out how and when galaxies developed spiral arms. In a nutshell: it took about half the current age of the universe for that to happen.
A new study of a unique plant is providing insights into the evolution of flowers. It seems that about two hundred million years ago a "gene doubling" may have given the common ancestor of all flowering plants an extra tool kit to use for evolutionary experiments.
To tell the truth, I'm not completely sure anyone even uses Pagemaker. Maybe if they did these things wouldn't happen. Then again, being more efficient often means people just screw up faster.
I always figured we'd eventually work out how to make replacement organs. I just didn't count on them being, well, printed. Faster, please.
Scientists have re-visited the iconic site where Neandertals first came to light and have confirmed they did indeed bury their dead. As far as I know, this was widely accepted since the 1950s when Shanidar was excavated, but confirmation is always nice.
A new archeological site in central China has provided tantalizing new clues about the domestication of cats. It seems the little monsters have been peeing on walls, crapping on floors, and puking on furniture for a very long time indeed.
Yes, the new Jeep shares a platform with an Alfa and yes, it seems to be a pretty good truck. But what I want to know is: when the heck did automatic transmissions start having as many gears as a bicycle? I can remember when four speeds in a slushbox was avant-garde, and it stayed that way for years.
Well, in his defense it did take some thirty years to turn these predictions into a collection of howlers. Like: "Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works."
It appears the regency is at an end. It'll be interesting to see if this is just the first of many, or if there is any sort of push-back from the other elder advisers around him. When the going gets tough, the norks get weird.
This just in: our universe is just a holographic projection. I think. Something about a lower-complexity connection to somewhere without gravity. Check, please!
Newly analyzed post-cranial fossils has revealed that Paranthropus boisei was more strongly built than previously thought. Any time you find post-cranial remains of a hominid it's big news, because they are so incredibly rare.
Coming to a TV near you: Dolby labs is set to unveil a new screen technology that promises vastly higher contrast on LCD displays. I think. They may have come out with a new TV instead, or maybe it's only intended for professional editors. But, hey, TOYZ!
On the rare times I get a wrong text I just ignore it. These people? Not so much.
Another year, another German cannibal finding someone willing to climb up on his dinner table. I'm not sure if this is a German thing, or if it's just Germany that's going after these people.
Using brand-new techniques scientists have managed to recover DNA from a hominid fossil 400,000 years old. The results are, as expected, surprising and will likely force a complete re-think of human evolution. Or not. Hey, they have to keep that grant money flowing in somehow!
It's all fun and games until the pig farm explodes. I get that people want bacon quickly, but there are limits.
Stalin to US Navy: All your captured subs are belong to us!
US Navy to Stalin: U no can haz!
Stalin to US Navy: Ur treety, let me show u it!
US Navy to Stalin: Captured subs? What captured subs?
That's pretty much how it went down in 1946, and now someone has found one of the subs in question. These aren't war memorials, but I'll bet their sunk too deep to be considered for salvage or preservation.
In the "not-sure-if-serious" category we have this plan to deliver gifts by drone. By far the biggest hurdle will be regulatory. Several groups have been trying to get permission for drones to fly in US airspace, not the least of which being the US military, but the FAA so far has insisted on a case-by-case approval system that is very slow and expensive. Not to mention the hobbyists who would probably order a bag of pencils and then wait in the front yard with a net gun.
A gadget? To make a Vermeer? It's more likely than you think. I still find it suspicious that, if this technique really was in broad use as the article seems to imply, nobody documented it. It's possible it may be a "making the pyramids" problem--so many people knew how it was done nobody bothered to write it down. It does make for an interested idea. Definitely a documentary to keep an eye out for.