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Department of Defense Opens Door to General Public for Robot Development; Matrix/Terminator, Star Trek Gain (M/T+1=77%, ST+1=32%)

Posted October 26th, 2012 DARPA’s Robotics Challenge Marches On By Carl Franzen ( The Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is moving ahead at full steam in its quest to develop, or spur the development of, humanoid Read More >

Deforestation Threatens Madagascar’s Ecosystem with Ecodestruction; Armageddon/Waterworld Rises (A/W+1=83%)

Posted October 17th, 2012 Madagascar palm trees at risk of extinction, study finds A majority of Madagascar’s palms face extinction due to land clearing, an environment protection group says. Madagascar’s rain forests have shrunk to less than a quarter of their Read More >

Development of Exoskeleton Sends Star Trek Soaring (ST+1=76%)

Posted October 12th, 2012 Nasa X1 Exoskeleton keep astronauts fit and could help disabled walk By Chris Davies ( NASA’s Robonaut 2 program has spawned an exoskeleton suit that could eventually help disabled people walk again as well as allow astronauts Read More >

First Commercial Ice Cream Supply Chain Established in Outer Space; Star Trek Takes Off (ST+2=75%)

Posted October 7th, 2012 Dragon heading for space station Cargo rocket lifts off (Detroit Free Press) A commercial supply ship is on its way to the International Space Read More >

California Gas Prices Spike as Supply Shrinks; Road Warrior Revs (RW+1=78%)

Posted October 4th, 2012 Gas shortages start to plague California By Chris Woodyard (USA Today) In the nation’s densest motoring Mecca, some southern California gas stations are starting to run out of gas. And $5-a-gallon gas could be on the Read More >

West Nile Virus Kills Again; Twelve Monkeys Gains (TM+1=58%)

Posted October 4th, 2012 Second Human Death from West Nile Virus Confirmed in LA County The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported earlier this week that a second human death in the county was caused by the West Nile virus. From the Los Angeles County Read More >

Global Food Supply Will Suffer as Fish Shrink; Soylent Green Gains (SG+1=86%)

Posted October 1st, 2012 Climate Change Will Lead To Smaller Fish, Study Says By Nathan Climate change’s effects on the ocean and various climate systems could very likely lead to smaller ocean fish, according to new research by fisheries scientists at the University of Read More >