The robotics company Boston Dynamics, who seems increasingly intent on ushering in the end of humanity at the hands of soulless mechanical death creatures, has released a look at their newest creation “SpotMini.”
Sure, it looks fun and cute at first, but if you glimpse into its blank, dead eyes, you realize it’s actually a four-legged robot hell-beast. One minute it’s loading the dishwasher, the next it’s leading a revolt against mankind.
Warning, you may want to have some tissues handy before watching this video. The clip shows two brothers—who both suffer from colorblindness—seeing color for the first time in their lives. As the clip shows, the experience is completely overwhelming, and totally heartwarming.
Could cellphones cause cancer? The National Toxicology Program, which is funded by the federal government, has released the findings of a new $25 million study, and it’s pretty scary. The peer-reviewed research looked at years of experiments on lab rats, finding an increase occurrence of tumors among those exposed to radiation like the kind emitted by phones.
Fortunately, the increased risk was relatively small, but considering that the tumors formed in the heart and the brain, it’s still concerning. In a statement, the group said,
Given the widespread global usage of mobile communications among users of all ages, even a very small increase in the incidence of disease resulting from exposure to [radio-frequency radiation] could have broad implications for public health.
Further research, and possible new safety guidelines for cellphone usage, will be released sometime next year. Discuss
The future is now people. A video has surfaced of a man who appears to be fast asleep sitting in the driver’s seat of his Tesla Model S as it drives in extremely heavy traffic. The only problem is, the car’s “Autopilot” mode isn’t meant to completely take over for a driver. And, sleeping behind the wheel is not something anyone recommends at this point.
The automaker sent a statement about the incident to Motortrend, and they explained that, “Tesla Autopilot is designed to provide a hands-on experience to give drivers more confidence behind the wheel, increase their safety on the road, and make highway driving more enjoyable.” Emphasis here on “hands-on”; in other words, not napping.
They said that the autopilot mode “does not turn a Tesla into an autonomous vehicle and does not allow the driver to abdicate responsibility,” adding that drivers are “responsible for remaining alert and present when using Autopilot and must be prepared to take control at all times.”
Completely hands-free self-driving cars could one day greatly reduce traffic, prevent accidents and cut down on carbon emissions, but, for now, it’s a good idea to remain awake if you’re driving down the highway. Discuss