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Robopocalypse #24: Shivers, Shuttles and Sneaks

Shark feeding/gathering outside Destin East Pass. from Cory on Vimeo. Drones:A drone filmed a very large shiver (aka school) of sharks (see video above). The FAA is under pressure to increase enforcement of regulation of consumer drones. Show More Summary

Fighting apatosaur art #4: #MikeTaylorAwesomeDinoArt

I mentioned last time that, as I sat next to Bob Nicholls in an SVPCA session, I started sketching an apatosaur combat in the hope that my horrible drawing would provoke Bob to do a good one. That worked admirably, which means there is no good reason for me to subject you to my own sketch. […]

Born This Day (~1889): Winsor McCay

Sept. 26, 1887 – July 26, 1934 McCay was one of the great American artists of the last century. He is best known for his newspaper comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland that ran from 1905 to 1914, and the animated cartoon creation Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). Show More Summary

Born This Day (1944): Victoria Vetri

Victoria turns 65 today. She had a career doing bit parts in 1960’s TV including Batman and Star Trek (Isis the cat), before becoming playmate of the year (1968) for Playboy magazine. This lead to her starring role in When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth.She also had a small role in Rosemary’s Baby under her stage name of Andrea Dorian taken from the ill-fated ship, Andrea Doria.

Born This Day (1922): Bert I. Gordon

Gordon was a movie producer of low, low budget films known for having great posters that sold the film. These films were fodder for many episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. He takes a bow here for “King Dinosaur” /object>

Robopocalypse #23: If Drones Built a Bridge, Would you Walk Over it?

Drones: Drones build a rope bridge (see above for video). Albania has requested its fans NOT fly drones at Oct. 8 European Championship qualifier against Serbia. Last year a fan fly in a drone with an Albanian flag and caused a stink.The potential for armed consumer drones is the industry's latest headache. Show More Summary

US Air Force Special Operations Wants Tube Launched, Expendable Drone for AC-130s Targeting

US Air Force Special Operations Command wants an expendable, tube-launched small unmanned aerial vehicle for its AC-130 “battleplane” for peering beneath cloud cover to direct gunfire and precision-guided munitions.The special forces...Show More Summary

Robopocalypse #22: No One Says the Robopocalypse Can't be CUTE!

a drone fly over of Apple's new campus in Cupertino. Drones:In this day and age of the drone, I am surprised anyone takes UFO's seriously. In Russia, they do. oy.Keystone Agricultural Producers, in Canada, doesn't want the new droneShow More Summary

Happy 101st Birthday to Gertie the Dinosaur!

One hundred and one years ago today, Winsor McCay's animated film, Gertie the Dinosaur, premiered. Gertie is considered by many as the first true animated character to be featured in a film. For this cartoon, McCay (Sept. 26, 1987 – July 26, 1934) hand drew each frame of film. Show More Summary

Robopocalypse Report #19: Mail Delivering Drones! Starfish Killing Robots!?! And Machine Learning to Pick Fashion Models?!?!?!

With a drone, a Brit reinvents the time lapse videos.In Spain, they used drones to monitor tree plantations.And it had to happen, someone went fishing with a drone...and he actually caught something.Drone startup Measure has gotten permission...Show More Summary

I Don't Think You're Ready for These Jellies

I Don't Think You're Ready for These Jellies: Did you know jellyfish don’t have bones, brains, teeth or blood?  Get ready for more fun with Joe! 

Ukraine War Update: ??? ???? ?????????

video of the grenade blast outside of the Rada The only place that suffered through fighting today appears to have been Avdeevka and that was restricted to RPGs and infantry weapons, no mortars, tanks or artillery support. There has been LOTS of movement in the occupied Donbas. Show More Summary

Matt Baker gets suckered by an octopus - Big Blue Live: Episode 2 Preview - BBC One

Matt Baker gets suckered by an octopus - Big Blue Live: Episode 2 Preview - BBC One: We brought in a new enrichment for our Giant Pacific Octopuses: a @BBCOne presenter! :D Matt Baker earns his octopus hickeys while exploring behind the scenes for #BigBlueLive, which premiers on @PBS Monday, August 31.

Premiered This Day (1978): Planet of The Dinosaurs

Directed by James Shea in 1978, this film featured some nicely animated dinosaurs.

Premiered This Day (1975): The People That Time Forgot

Directed by Kevin O’Connor, this 1977 film starring Doug McClure was a sequel to “The Land That Time Forgot” (1975).

Robopocalypse Report #15: 3d Printing the drones to scout for the self driving cars

Welcome to the latest Robopocalypse Report! News has been light this past week and change, so this report has been compiled over time and once it reaches a threshold, will get published. As with most times, we lead with the drones! Duke Energy has started using drones for power line and other inspections. Show More Summary

Dolphins and Drugs – The Shocking Connections

Is Flipper a junkie? Deep Sea News has always provided the fair and balanced approach to dolphins, recognizing their essential role in the oceans’ ecosystems, yet bringing to light their darker side. Of all the heinous acts dolphinsShow More Summary

Car-sized ball of squid eggs filmed off the coast of Turkey

Oh July 9th, 2015 a group of lucky divers happened upon something truly remarkable–A 4-meter-wide clear sphere floating off the coast of a small town in Turkey. The sphere was 22 meters below the sea surface, and even up close, it appears almost invisible. But what exactly is it? The divers didn’t know. Lutfu Tanriover, the videographer, […]

Robopocalypse Report #8: This one Came so Quick!

This is my summation of the news about the robopocalypse: the machines coming to change our lives and radically alter our societies in the same way manufacturing did over the last century and a half in the West. Except, much faster.Show More Summary

Future Military March #1: of Lasers, Pain Rays and Railguns

I had started out writing about military lasers and how they were virtually here and some of the history and implications. Its only about a third done. However, the blogosphere exploded with tons of news on lasers and their status and whatnot. Show More Summary

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