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First Robots Conquer Soccer Then the World? Matrix/Terminator Rises (M/T+1=43%)

Posted June 30th, 2013 RoboCup Soccer hopes to defeat World Cup winners with robots by 2050 RoboCup 2013 has six competitions: 2D simulation, 3D simulation, small size, middle size, standard platform and humanoid. By Lance Tillson (National Monitor) RoboCup Soccer wants Read More >

PayPal Looks to Pioneer Outer Space Commerce; Star Trek Gains (ST+1=88%)

Posted June 27th, 2013 PayPal eyeing space travel commerce (Newsday) PayPal wants to explore space — or at least begin to figure out how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth’s realm once space travel and tourism take off. PayPal, which is eBay Read More >

Machine Manipulates Cockroach, Are Humans Next? Matrix/Terminator Rises (M/T+1=42%)

Posted June 25th, 2013 Researchers Use Kinect to Remotely Control Cockroaches Researchers at North Carolina State University have taken the first step toward creating an army of unstoppable cyborg cockroaches . By Andy Chalk (The Escapist) Scientists seeking a way to Read More >

NASA’s Plan to Capture Asteroid ‘Could Advance Human-Exploration Capabilities’; Armageddon/Waterworld Dips, Star Trek Gains (A/W-1=88%, ST+1=87%)

Posted June 21st, 2013 NASA Emphasizes Planetary Protection For Asteroid Capture By Frank Morring, Jr. (Aviation Week & Space Technology) Faced with congressional recalcitrance over its plan to capture a small asteroid and nudge it into lunar orbit for hands-on Read More >

U.S. President Seeks to Slash Nuclear Arsenals by One-Third; Armageddon/Waterworld Falls, Star Trek Rises (A/W-1=89%, ST+1=86%)

Posted June 19th, 2013 Obama to call for joint U.S.-Russia nuclear arms reduction President Barack Obama walks with German President Joachim Gauck at the Schloss Bellevue in Berlin, Germany. It’s Obama’s first trip to Germany as president. (Jewel Samad, Read More >

MERS Death Toll Rises Again; Twelve Monkeys Gains (TM+1=66%)

Posted June 17th, 2013 UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia says MERS coronavirus kills four more (Updates WHO’s worldwide death toll, adds details) (Reuters) – Four more people have died and three more have fallen ill in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus Read More >

China Advances ‘Space Presence’; Star Trek Gains (ST+1=85%)

Posted June 13th, 2013 Shenzhou-10 Update: Chinese Astronauts Arrived at Tiangong-1 Space Station Onboard the spacecraft were three Chinese astronauts Zhang Xiaoguang, Wang Yaping, and Nie Haisheng. (Photo : Reuters) By Julie S. (Headlines & Global News) Shenzhou-10 Read More >

Easy Access to Morning-After Pill Could Combat Overpopulation Problem and Slow Depletion of Natural Resources; Armageddon/Waterworld, Road Warrior and Soylent Green Fall (A/W-1=90%, RW-1=76%, SG-1=86%)

Posted June 11th, 2013 Obama administration says it will allow all girls to have morning-after pill access   ( The Obama administration announced Monday it will end age restrictions on emergency contraception, allowing girls and women of all ages to Read More >

At Least Four People Dead and Thousands Displaced as Flood Waters Rise Across Central Europe; Armageddon/Waterworld Gains (A/W+1=91%)

Posted June 3rd, 2013 Thousands flee as central Europe flood waters rise Thousands of people have fled their homes across central Europe as deadly flood waters continue to rise. (BBC News) Emergency operations are under way in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic to Read More >

MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) Death Toll Rises; Twelve Monkeys Climbs (TM+1=65%)

Posted June 2nd, 2013 Saudi Arabia Says 3 More Die From New Virus (ABC News/AP) Saudi Arabia has reported that three more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 24. The Ministry of Health said Read More >