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(Video) Flying Machines of the Future

A swarm of autonomous drones giving a light show in a building during a TED talk is mesmerizing and amazing to watch. It starts at around 8:18. Highly recommended. Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can … Continue reading

A Rare $204,000 Penny

A rare bronze penny sold for $204K recently, below the $1 million+ experts expected. This rare coin is the result of an accident, one of only about 10 to 20 minted in 1943 with copper metal amid US copper shortages that year. The U.S. Mint struck its first 100% copper one-cent coins—then the size of … Continue reading

US Army Seeks Biodegradable Bullets to Sprout Plants

While I’m on a California farm retreat from technology, I’m still scanning the airwaves a few times a week for the super weird stuff that you should know about. Here’s one I couldn’t pass up: bullets that sprout plants… after a few months. Not only are bullets a physical hazard, but they’re an environmental hazard, … Continue reading

Putin: Russia Has Unstoppable Nuclear Powered Missiles

I’ve been trying to ignore world politics, but this post from March 1, 2018 on NPR is a bit too strange to pass up. Putin says Russia has nuclear powered missiles. The US has nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers, but not aircraft or missiles. The idea seems crazy because aren’t properly shielded reactors much … Continue reading

Entire Internet: Real-Time Network Overview

Strange but true, did you know there are web sites where you can see the overall status of the worldwide Internet? If you like the big picture, internettrafficreport.com could be useful for monitoring alien invasions, asteriod strikes, solar flare attacks and other large events that cause outages. Another tool for the overview is by Akamai. … Continue reading

Ballistic Missile Emergency Alert To People In Hawaii, 1/13/2018, 8:08 AM

It is nice to know there would be a warning in a missile attack, but what a doozy of false alarm, if it was that. Perhaps there really was a missile headed for Hawaii and we secretly shot it down? Hawaii residents and visitors received shocking mobile push alerts Saturda morning warning of an approaching … Continue reading

Amazing Dancing Jet, Is It Real? Not Exactly.

In this impressive video you can see that the aerodynamic properties of this jet are irrelevant in hover mode. The wings are not being used to create lift. From this, it is clear that one could have any shape for a jet powered flying object. But is this what it seems? No. The caption for … Continue reading

Once blacked out NSA UFO document revealed + Fast erratic oval missiles

Ever wonder what types of things are blacked out in those UFO related government documents? Here’s a chance to see, in one case. A document previously redacted (link to doc on NSA web site PDF) with a few big black ink blocks by the NSA was just fully disclosed. Jack Brewer posted the released document … Continue reading

How Everyone Alive Now on Earth … is Your Cousin

It is strange but verifiably true from our DNA that everyone alive has a common relative about 3,400 years ago. This makes us all cousins.  Think about it. With everyone alive being about 100th cousins, there are some shocking things you can claim that are completely true. A few examples: You and I are related … Continue reading