Day: September 30, 2022

  • Tesla shows off underwhelming human robot prototype at AI Day 2022

    Tesla shows off underwhelming human robot prototype at AI Day 2022

    Enlarge / The walking Optimus prototype demonstrated at the AI Day 2022 event. (credit: Tesla) Today at Tesla’s “AI Day” press event, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled an early prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot, which emerged from behind a curtain, walked around, waved, and “raised the roof” with its hands to the beat of […]

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils prototype of  humanoid Optimus robot

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils prototype of humanoid Optimus robot

    Tesla’s Optimus robot has been revealed on stage at AI day. | Image: Tesla Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed a prototype of a humanoid robot that he said utilizes the company’s AI software, as well as the sensors that power its advanced driver assist features. At the start of Tesla’s 2022 AI Day presentation, Musk […]

  • James Webb Telescope Gives Us Our Clearest View of Neptune in Over 30 Years

    James Webb Telescope Gives Us Our Clearest View of Neptune in Over 30 Years Photo: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI with processing by Joseph DePasquale (STScI) The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to give us extraordinary views of the planets in our solar system. On the heels of incredible images of Jupiter, JWST has just […]

  • COVID may have pushed a leading seasonal flu strain to extinction

    COVID may have pushed a leading seasonal flu strain to extinction

    Enlarge / A bottle of influenza vaccine at a CVS pharmacy and MinuteClinic on September 10, 2021, in Miami. (credit: Getty | Joe Raedle) The pandemic coronavirus’ debut wrought universal havoc—not even seasonal flu viruses were spared. Amid travel restrictions, quarantines, closures, physical distancing, masking, enhanced hand washing, and disinfection, the 2020-2021 flu season was […]

  • McDonald’s Is Offering Adult Happy Meals in October, With an Artsy Twist

    McDonald’s Is Offering Adult Happy Meals in October, With an Artsy Twist Photo: ricochet69/DepositPhotos For most children, the best part about dining at McDonald’s is the excitement of opening a Happy Meal and finding the toy inside. Well, now adults can rediscover this nostalgic joy in a special promotion at the fast-food chain. From October […]

  • Twitter rolling out TikTok-like full-screen vertical videos to iOS users

    Twitter rolling out TikTok-like full-screen vertical videos to iOS users

    At this point, you can’t deny that vertical videos are here to stay, and more platforms are focusing on such content following the success of TikTok. This time, Twitter is the one to follow in the footsteps of the competing social network. The company announced this week that it is now rolling full-screen vertical videos […]

  • Pennsylvania Lawmakers Prepare to Impeach Larry Krasner

    Pennsylvania Lawmakers Prepare to Impeach Larry Krasner

    Jeffrey Thomas, the Republican district attorney of southwestern Pennsylvania’s Somerset County, spent the night of April 25, 2022, in jail. After another person reported that they had seen him punching his wife in the head on FaceTime the previous May — an allegation the DA and his wife both deny — Thomas was charged with […]

  • Nintendoes what Valve don’t: Game barred from Steam will launch on Switch

    Nintendoes what Valve don’t: Game barred from Steam will launch on Switch

    Enlarge / Nothing weird going on here. No siree. (credit: https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/chaos-head-noah-switch/) Japanese publisher Spike Chunsoft announced that the first official English translation of visual novel Chaos;Head Noah won’t be coming to Steam as planned “due to Steam’s guideline-required changes to the game’s content.” But while the game is apparently too risqué for Steam, the family-friendly […]

  • Florida’s Space Coast on track after Ian, set for 3 launches in 3 days

    Florida’s Space Coast on track after Ian, set for 3 launches in 3 days

    Enlarge / United Launch Alliance moves its Atlas V booster into the Vertical Integration Facility adjacent to Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Monday, August 26. (credit: United Launch Alliance) Hurricane Ian cut a devastating swath across Florida this week, and its core passed directly over Kennedy Space Center and Cape […]

  • Man Braves Hurricane Ian to Rescue a Stranded Cat From Rising Waters

    Man Braves Hurricane Ian to Rescue a Stranded Cat From Rising Waters Photo: GoFundMe Megan Scavo can be certain that she’s picked the right man. Scavo’s boyfriend, Mike Ross, recently braved the rising high waters of Florida’s Hurricane Ian to rescue a terrified and stranded cat. Fortuitously, Ross’s mother, Marybeth Ross, caught her brave son’s […]

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