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Plan to Destroy Earth-Bound Asteroids Could Be Implemented ‘In About a Year’; Armageddon/Waterworld Dips (A/W-1=90%)

Posted May 30th, 2013 Best plan to save Earth from a killer asteroid? Nukes! Like a scene out of Armageddon, scientist plans for 2 spacecraft to deliver nukes By Sharon Gaudin (Computerworld) To protect the Earth from a devastating collision with a large asteroid, one Read More >

Robot Learns and Adapts to Human Behavior; Matrix/Terminator, Star Trek Rise (M/T+1=41%, ST+1=84%)

Posted May 29th, 2013 Robot predicts your actions – so it can help (or pour you a beer) By Devin Coldewey (NBC New) It’s a sci-fi trope that’s been used in dozens of movies and books: The robot with the high-precision eyes, blazing-fast silicon brain, Read More >

Deadly Virus Drug Resistant with Some Patients; Twelve Monkeys Climbs (TM+1=64%)

Posted May 28th, 2013 Drug Resistance Confirmed in H7N9 Flu Cases By Michael Smith, (MedPage Today) Chinese researchers reported, for the first time, clinical evidence of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) resistance in patients infected with the novel avian H7N9 flu. In a small Read More >

3D-Printable Pizza (with Crickets!) Could One Day Replace the Frozen Pepperoni Kind; Soylent Green Dips, Star Trek Gains (SG-1=87%, ST+1=83%)

Posted May 21st, 2013 NASA Awards $125,000 Grant for 3D Printed Food on Long-Term Space Travels Items on the menu include cricket pizza By Tiffany Kaiser (Daily Tech) Imagine exchanging recipes in the form of a piece of software instead of typed instructions on a Read More >

North Korea Conducts Missile Test ‘Despite International Calls for Restraint’; Armageddon/Waterworld Rises, Star Trek Falls (A/W+1=91%, ST-1=82%)

Posted May 19th, 2013 North Korea Test-Fires 4th Short-Range Missile (Voice of America) North Korea fired its fourth short-range missile in the past two days into waters off its east coast on Sunday, despite calls for restraint from South Korea and other countries in Read More >

3D-Printable Handguns No Longer the Stuff of Science Fiction; Star Trek Gains (ST+1=83%)

Posted May 4th, 2013 World’s first 3D-printed handgun is here; Congressman fights to extend ban on plastic firearms Photo credit: Michael Thad Carter for Forbes How will law enforcement deal with guns that can’t be detected by metal detectors? By Lance Read More >

Russian Space Agency Raises Rates on Flights to International Space Station; Star Trek Drops (ST-1=82%)

Posted May 1st, 2013 Russia Hikes Price for Space Rides to $70 Million By Irene Klotz (Discovery News) Unsure when U.S. companies will be ready to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has signed up for six more rides with the Russian space agency, at Read More >