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Andrew Caringi


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Past articles by Andrew:

Google Earth Is Trying To Help Stop Slavery In India

University of Nottingham researchers are analyzing satellite images to locate areas in India that use enslaved laborers → Read More

Airbus Wants To Put Wings On Helicopters

“The Racer” — a new concept design — is promised to provide over 40% more speed than traditional helicopters → Read More

Boeing Wants Planes Without Pilots

The world’s largest plane manufacturer announced plans to develop autonomous flight technology for future “pilotless” jetliners → Read More

Uber’s Year In Scandals

The ride-sharing company can’t seem to shake the lawsuits that have kept coming since its inception → Read More

This Robot Hunts Invasive Lionfish

Lionfish pose a huge threat to Bermuda’s marine ecosystem, but the “Guardian” robot is here to clean up the problem → Read More

Move Over Peeps, 3D-Printed Easter Chocolates Are Here

The Miam Factory uses specialized 3D-printers to create everything from the traditional chocolate bunny to the more unusual beer bottle → Read More

This A.I. Sex Doll Knows Just What To Say

The Samantha doll uses sensors and an A.I. algorithm to respond with thousands of custom phrases → Read More

New Test Uses Hair To Unearth Your Most Personal Details

A new test developed by forensic scientists needs only a single strand of hair to reveal your most personal details → Read More

360° View: Inside The World’s Largest Tunnel Boring Machine

Bertha, the world’s largest tunnel boring machine, has spent nearly four years digging a new highway under Seattle. The machine measures 57 feet in diameter and drills about 50 feet per day. The underground highway it’s helping create will be used by over 100,000 cars per day. Bertha broke through to the other side on Tuesday, April 4. → Read More

Rare White Tigers Born In Polish Zoo

Four baby white tigers were just born in Poland. They are currently the world’s only white tiger quadruplets. The rare species is a result of Siberian tigers breeding with Bengal tigers. Approximately 100 white tigers live in zoos around the world – and these four are clearly the cutest of them all. → Read More

Some Tree Trunks Found To Emit Methane

Trees might not be as eco-friendly as we thought. New research from the University of Delaware shows that some tree trunks actually emit methane into the atmosphere, rather than absorbing methane gas. The amount of methane released depends on the species of tree. Methane is a greenhouse gas that’s much stronger than carbon dioxide – and both have a major effect on global warming. → Read More

NASA Is Now Training Astronauts In VR

NASA is using the Unreal Engine—made for video games—to recreate the International Space Station so that aspiring astronauts can train in virtual reality. A robotic crane works in conjunction with the VR app to simulate microgravity. Astronauts practice various maintenance exercises in the virtual ISS. NASA also plans to design a virtual Mars habitat using the system. → Read More

Pandas Have Been Confusing Biologists For Decades

A new theory attempts to solve the age-old mystery of the animal’s black and white fur → Read More

Underwater Drone Lets You Capture The Deep Sea In Beautiful 4K

The Gladius drone can dive up to 300 feet deep and is controlled though your smartphone → Read More

Facelifts Make Women Seem More Successful

A new study from Johns Hopkins University suggests that woman are perceived as more successful after receiving a facelift. Women with facelifts are also perceived as younger, more attractive, and healthier according to the study. Looks like plastic surgery lifts more than just your face. → Read More

Swimming With Sharks Might Not Be A Bad Thing

New research shows that human divers don’t permanently disrupt sharks’ habitats → Read More

Crash Landings Are No Problem For This Drone

This drone can crash and get back up again. The external frame is flexible, letting it bounce back after collisions. Researchers came up with the design after studying insect wings, which have flexible joints to absorb shock to protect the body. Insurance plans for drones can cost up to $700 a year — but with this drone you can go crash crazy. → Read More

The Miracle Sponge That Could Save Our Oceans From Oil Spills

The sponge can absorb up to 90 times its own weight in oil → Read More

Am I Dreaming? –

Thomas Peisel believes he can unlock the divide between our waking hours and our subconscious slumber—and he wants to bring you along for the wild ride. → Read More