A car that flies like 007’s autogyro

UNUSUAL aircraft are a regular sight at the Farnborough air show, which opened in Britain this week. But the particular unusualness of the Liberty is not so much that it is a flying car, but that flies as an autogyro. Although the Liberty remained firmly on the ground during the show, it is described by its makers, PAL-V, a Dutch firm, as a “production More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Mars Buried Body of Water Found, Raising Possibility of Life

Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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An excavation in the Middle East shows that baking predates farming

ABSENCE of evidence is not evidence of absence. The value of that aphorism has just been shown by a discovery made at Qa’ Shubayqa, in north-eastern Jordan. Amaia Arranz-Otaegui of the University of Copenhagen More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Astronomers have found a lake on Mars

THERE is no shortage of water on Mars. Astronomers reckon there is at least 5m cubic kilometres of ice locked up beneath the planet’s dusty regolith. Whether any of it is liquid is a trickier question. In More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Mars Underground Lake Found, Raising Possibility of Life

Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Pentagon Creating 'Neural Interface,' Linking Humans to Machines

The Pentagon is researching the ability to use the human mind to control machines and weapons, according to a Defense One report. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is reportedly working on "neural More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Angry Indonesian Mob Slaughters 292 Crocodiles After Villager Killed

People in a small town in Indonesia slaughtered close to 300 crocodiles after a villager was killed by one, the Jakarta Post reports. Sugito was a factory worker who was looking for grass to feed his cattle when More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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A mummy’s final meal adds to an ancient mystery

HOW to prepare for a trip to the mountains concerned hikers five millennia ago as much as it does today. That is the conclusion of the latest study of the mummy dubbed “Ötzi the Iceman”, who perished More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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The way people walk can be used for ID and health checks

LISTEN carefully to the footsteps in the family home, especially if it has wooden floors unmuffled by carpets, and you can probably work out who it is that is walking about. The features most commonly used to identify More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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The rise of the robochef

CREATOR, a new hamburger joint in San Francisco, claims to deliver a burger worth $ 18 for $ 6—in other words, to provide the quality associated with posh restaurants at a fast-food price. The substance More...