Did DARPA Just Develop Autonomous Drones To Hunt Humans?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) latest creation of the Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program, a new class of algorithms for quick drone navigation in cluttered environments, reminds us of the 2013 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film, Oblivion. Here is a short clip of Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) in the movie,…

“Stock Markets Look Ever More Like Ponzi Schemes”

Authored by Richard Murphy via Tax Research UK blog, The FT has reported this morning that: Debt at UK listed companies has soared to hit a record high of £390bn as companies have scrambled to maintain dividend payouts in response to shareholder demand despite weak profitability. They…

DARPA Unveils Shape-Shifting Wheels For Future Combat Vehicles

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program to boost mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles, has unveiled a high-tech Reconfigurable Wheel-Track (RWT) that transitions from a round wheel to a triangular track and back again while the…

Congrats! Your paper was accepted. (Except if the acceptance letter was forged.)

You’ve worked hard on your research, spent time writing it up, and finally, the good news comes: The journal you submitted to has accepted your paper. Trouble is, for multiple authors, that good news turns bad — the acceptance was fake. Recently, in Scholarly Kitchen,…

DARPA Rushes To Develop “Constellation Of Low-Earth Orbit Spy Satellites” Before Next Space Wars

The Pentagon’s research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will start assessing bids this week from space industry vendors as it wants to disrupt the military space business. DARPA last week published a broad agency announcement (HR001118S0032) for the Blackjack program to develop…

DataTrek: “The Question We Get Most Often Is When Are ETFs Going To Blow Up & Wreck Global Markets”

“When the world decides that there is no need for fundamental research and investors can just blindly purchase index funds and ETFs without any regard to valuation, we say the time to be fearful is now.” – FPA Capital With increasingly more financial professionals convinced…

CNN Audience Plunges 25% As Fox News Dominates Prime Time

In a new TV ratings report published Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research, Fox News Channel continues to reign supreme in the cable news wars, while CNN’s primetime audience has collapsed by a shocking 25%. ” Fox News extended its run of consecutive months at number one…

Visualizing U.S. Energy Consumption In One Chart

Every year, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a federal research facility funded by the Department of Energy and UC Berkeley, puts out a fascinating Sankey diagram that shows the fate of all energy that gets generated and consumed in the United States in a given…

Two years after student loses PhD, ORI concludes he committed misconduct

The U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) announced today that a former graduate student committed research misconduct — nearly two years after his institution stripped him of his degree. The ORI concluded that Shiladitya Sen committed misconduct in a PNAS paper (retracted six months ago),…