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First FAA Approved Drone Delivery in the United States Is A Success

By Kim Bussing on August 4, 2015
First FAA Approved Drone Delivery in the United States Is A Success

In December 2013, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon made headlines when he announced the company's intention to use unmanned aerial vehicles or drones to make deliveries. However, while Amazon is still trying to convince the Federal Aviation Authority, Australian start-up Flirtey has already made history by completing the first-ever FAA-approved drone delivery in the USA.

Video Of The Week - Social Experiment Tests The Kindness Of Londoners

By Meera Dolasia on August 3, 2015
Video Of The Week - Social Experiment Tests The Kindness Of Londoners

How do Londoners react when they see a stranger in distress? Do they ignore the person's plight or rush to help? That is what the folks at Action Productions, a newly established ethically driven creative agency recently tested on the streets of the bustling city.

Microscopic Images Reveal The Beauty Of Human Tears

By Kimberly Solis on August 1, 2015
Microscopic Images Reveal The Beauty Of Human Tears

Our eyes tear up for various reasons. The most common, known as basal, are involuntary tears that are continuously being released to keep the cornea moist. Then there are reflex tears that are shed when eyes are exposed to irritants like dust or onion vapor. And finally, emotional or psychic tears that pour out when one is experiencing extreme happiness or grief.

Tiny Origami Robot Runs, Climbs, Lifts Loads, And Even "Self-Destructs" Once Job Is Done

By Allegra Staples on July 28, 2015
Tiny Origami Robot Runs, Climbs, Lifts Loads, And Even "Self-Destructs" Once Job Is Done

Often the most incredible innovations come in the tiniest packages. That is certainly true for the origami robots created by some Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers. The microbots that made their debut earlier this summer at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle, WA, are not just adorable. They also possess skills that may come in handy to combat human ailments.

Historic Flyby Of Pluto Reveals Fascinating Details About The Dwarf Planet

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on July 25, 2015
Historic Flyby Of Pluto Reveals Fascinating Details About The Dwarf Planet

Cheers erupted at "Plutopalooza" parties all across the United States as the New Horizons spacecraft soared past the dwarf planet at 7:49 am EDT on Tuesday, July 14th. The historic encounter that brought the spacecraft within 7,800 miles of Pluto, successfully ended the three billion mile journey that began almost a decade ago.

Rare "Sea Serpent" Oarfish Wash Ashore On New Zealand And California Beaches

By Kendall Costello on July 23, 2015
Rare "Sea Serpent" Oarfish Wash Ashore On New Zealand And California Beaches

In late April and early June, two giant eel-like fish washed ashore on the beaches of Aramoana, New Zealand and Catalina Island, California. Known as oarfish or Regalecus russelii, the colossal deep-sea creatures that measured 10-feet and 17-feet long respectively, are a rare sight. Hence the news of two appearing almost simultaneously caused much excitement and also a little trepidation.

The Incredible (Tree)House That Foster Huntington Calls Home

By Kimberly Solis on July 22, 2015
The Incredible (Tree)House That Foster Huntington Calls Home

After bidding farewell to his job as a designer for Ralph Lauren in 2011, Foster Huntington embarked on a nomadic lifestyle, traveling around the country in a Volkswagen Syncro Camper Van. To make ends meet, he worked as a photographer and blogger and even published a book called Home is Where You Park it, about his unusual lifestyle. But all good things have to come to an end. By 2014, the young man was ready to settle down in a more permanent home.

Will The Third Financial Bailout Be The Charm For Greece?

By Meera Dolasia on July 20, 2015
Will The Third Financial Bailout Be The Charm For Greece?

If you have paid any attention to the news, you have probably heard Greece being mentioned fairly frequently during the past few months. Unfortunately, the Mediterranean country is not in the limelight for its idyllic beaches, towering mountains, or historic sites, but for the financial crisis it has been trying to overcome since 2010.

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