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Melding Man and Machine

Moving one step closer to the ultimate prosthetic, scientists have unveiled the results of their "Life Hand" experiment...

Robot Expo in Tokyo

Hundreds of robots gathered at the 2009 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, including a table-tennis-playing robot called Topio...

Sea Lions Fight Terrorism

The U.S. Navy has begun using specially trained sea lions in their post-9/11 fight against terrorism. A Californian sea lion named Gremlin recently displayed his underwater minesweeping skills...

Creepy Collectibles

Missing for over a century, two fingers and a tooth extracted from the body of Galileo Galilei have been rediscovered. The relics were part of a larger haul of "souvenirs" taken by fans of the legendary scientist...

Knapp's News 11/15

A number of stories have caught George Knapp's attention in the last few weeks, including stories on the "global oil scam," the mysterious death of a UK nuclear expert, and the dangers of the internet.

DARPA's Balloon Challenge

DARPA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Internet with an unusual 'Network Challenge.' The competition is offering a $40,000 cash prize to the first person who can correctly identify the specific locations of 10 moored, 8-foot weather balloons...

Bread Breaks Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider malfunctioned (again) after a passing bird dropped a piece of bread into the machine, causing it to overheat. The giant particle accelerator, designed to recreate conditions just after the Big Bang, has suffered a series of technical glitches recently. Some physicists have even speculated that the LHC is being sabotaged -- by itself from the future.

Lunar Hoax Material

Dr. Stephen Rorke, has provided a series of images related to the lunar hoax theory...

Knapp's News 10/18/09

A number of articles have caught George Knapp's attention in the last couple of weeks, including photos of a '727' House, a call for military robots to be banned from space, and a video that takes you to the edge of the universe...

Zombie Physics: How to Avoid the Undead

In August, mathematicians grabbed headlines with their model of an outbreak of zombie infection. Then, last month, a paper published in the journal Physical Review E considered how to survive being pursued by "random walkers," such as zombies. The bottom line: you're better off in a complex structure like a mall than stuck in a farmhouse. More at FOXNews.com.

Shroud of Turin Recreation

An Italian professor of organic chemistry, Luigi Garlaschelli, says he reproduced the Shroud of Turin using materials and techniques available in the Middle Ages. This proves that the relic some believe is Christ's burial cloth is actually a medieval fake...

Multimedia: Altering Perceptions

James Nestor's site features two multimedia sections geared to alter perceptions and consciousness. Visual Highs include some fascinating optical illusions (pictured is 'The Cafe Wall')...

NASA Photo Fakery

Dr. Stephen Rorke has provided some materials to accompany his appearance on tonight's show.

Knapp's News Links 9/20

A number of articles have caught George Knapp's attention in the last few weeks, including stories about a Chinese UFO sighting, an exoplanet that defies the laws of physics, and a strange creature found in Panama...

Planck's First Images

The Planck space telescope, launched in May, has returned its first images. The observatory, positioned nearly one million miles from Earth, is surveying the radiation that happened just 380,000 years after the Big Bang...

Cydonia Institute Images

George Haas of the Cydonia Institute has sent us a set of images to accompany his presentation with Bill Saunders...

Solved Mysteries?

For decades, the cause of countless planes and ships disappearing inside the Bermuda Triangle has often been attributed to paranormal factors. However, a new BBC investigation...

Amazing Shuttle Photos

The Mail Online has posted several amazing photos of space shuttle Discovery on approach to a landing strip in California's Mojave Desert Friday. Deteriorating weather on the east coast had prevented the spaceship from landing at its home port in Florida, and extended the crews time in orbit for two additional days. NASA eventually diverted the shuttle to Edwards Air Force Base, where it glided to a safe landing.

Ghost Hunting Death?

A woman plunged three stories to her death while exploring what she may have believed to be a haunted building at the University of Toronto. However, local ghost researchers were puzzled...

New Hubble Images

The Hubble Telescope, now running with its new upgrades, is back taking stunning pictures. 8 new photos were unveiled today, including this image of the 'Butterfly Nebula.'

Dutch 'Moon Rock' Fake

An investigation by the Dutch national museum has revealed that one of its prized possessions, a rock supposedly brought back from the moon, is nothing more than a lump of petrified wood...

Calculating Your Demise

It's the age old moral quandary: if you could know how and when you will die, would you really want to know? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are giving you the opportunity to find out for yourself...

Robot Chefs in China

A new restaurant in Nanning, China offers dishes created by two robot chefs. The restaurant, appropriately named "I Robot," has hundreds of recipes stored in computers that control the robots' movements...

Knapp's News Links 8/16

A number of articles have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week or so, including stories about the Large Hadron Collider, a 'visual time machine,' and a giant meat-eating plant...

Animated Mona Lisa Talks, Waves

Thanks to cutting edge technology Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is now able to speak and interact with visitors at Beijing's Planning Exhibition Hall. The multimedia exhibition also gives voice to the Last Supper and other masterpieces. In related news, a mechanical lion invented by da Vinci to entertain the King of France has been brought back to life. Video reports at BBC News.

Video: Touchable Hologram

Researchers from the University of Tokyo have created a holographic image that can be "felt" with bare hands. The new technology utilizes Nintendo Wii hardware and ultrasonic waves to create the sensation of touch. In one demonstration, holographic rain drops can be seen hitting and bouncing off of an open palm. More info and video available at PhysOrg.com.

New Jetpack

A New Zealand company, Martin Aircraft, has unveiled a jetpack that can transport a passenger at a speed of 62mph for around 31 miles...

Trash Can 2.0

Meet the DustCart: a robotics project in Italy that hopes to create an on-demand garbage collection service...

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