Again this week the news has been dominated by the continued revelations at News International, so being a good former journalist – I’m leaving that to the Guardian. Instead here’s my run down of the non-telephone hacking related stories that caught my eye this week.
There’s a great story in the New York Times about the drive to build a better robot and the DARPA initiative helping fund it
On a related theme, Boing Boing covered the story of the 16th Century Monkbot,an automaton ordered by the King of Spain. Seek out the Radiolab short documentary on this too – it’s excellent.
Sagan and some nuclear lunacy
Carl Sagan (yes that one) was involved (albeit on the fringe) of a plan to fire a nuclear missile at the moon
Nice three-in-one electric bike on Gizmag – really don’t want the chain(s) coming off though…
Trailer for Sherlock Holmes 2: