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Two Chatbots Have A Hilariously Shady Conversation With Each Other

Over the years, scientists have come to discover that Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it stands today isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Just last week, we learned that robots aren’t always the friendliest to their human counterparts, but what happens when you leave two AI bots in the same room?

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Researchers from Cornell University’s Creative Machine Lab decided to test that scenario. After trudging through some identity crises, the bots tried to tackle philosophy. Let me be the first to tell you that these chatbots certainly weren’t afraid to get sassy.

These are pretty much me in robotic form. Hey, some of us have to serve the sass, okay?

The Future Of Meat Is Here, And It’s Pretty Odd, To Say The Least

Do you think that it’s a travesty against life that animals are slaughtered for meat products every day? It’s a tough pill for anyone to swallow. While not all of us choose to be vegetarians, those with any ounce of empathy can’t help but feel bad for these creatures in light of the suffering they face.

Well, a new scientific breakthrough has been made that could remedy those feelings. Memphis Meats, a popular barbecue company, collaborated with stem cell researchers in order to create the first “test-tube meatball.” By harmlessly extracting cells from animals that are typically consumed by humans, they created cruelty-free, totally edible meat.

(via Mysterious Universe)

With this technology, we wouldn’t need to end the lives of numerous animals for our own gain. Consuming meat is not only hard on animals, but it’s also hard on our planet. Could this be the sustainable, animal-friendly solution we’ve been looking for?

More Than 2,000 People Just Came Together To Sing The ‘Hallelujah’ Chorus

During a recent performance by a famous church choir, something happened that left the Internet buzzing. While the choir’s traditional renditions of beloved songs are incredible, the singers decided to do something a little bit different this time.

The beginning looks like any other performance, but watch what happens about a minute in. It really is a testament to the power of music.

Technology sometimes creates distance between people, but in cases like this, it helps thousands of voices come together in the most moving way.

These Amazing Devices Prove We’re Basically Living In A Star Wars Movie.

I remember watching the Star Wars movies and wishing I could live in a galaxy far far away so I could play with lightsabers and shoot laser guns. After doing some research though, I found that we actually aren’t too far off from being able to do that right now. He are some of the Star Wars-esque technological advances we have currently.

Probe Droids

The company, DARPA has created probe droids to roam the great unknown and…well…make it known. Equipped with cameras and space-aged technology, these autonomous drones have the ability to recognize things like distance, depth, and perception. Additionally, they have a robotic claw to grab and drop off objects.

Laser Cannons

The US Navy has recently been equipping their battleships with Laser Cannons. While the don’t destroy planets yet, like the Death Star, these high powered weapons can strike down a drone from surprisingly long distances.

Speeder Bikes

Remember how cool that scene was in Return of the Jedi where the Storm Troopers were chasing Luke through the forest on speeder bikes? You can recreate that experience thanks to the existence of this hover bike from Aerofex. So long as you have $50,000-$100,000 to spare and a bunch of friends willing to dress up as the hapless Storm Troopers.

Holographics

This technology allows you to project holograms of anything you want basically. We’ve already seen the renderings of Tupac and Michael Jackson in holographic forms, and soon we will be able to make phone calls using this technology. For now, we’ll just have to settle for the King of Pop and the King of Rap.

Rail Guns

The Senate has unfortunately shut down this project, but the technology exists! This electromagnetic gun has the ability to fire an 18 inch bullet 5,000 mph and has a 100 mile range. It is environmentally friendly to produce and operate, which begs the question, WHY WOULD YOU SHUT THIS PROJECT DOWN?!

Remotes

These hovering Remote SPHERES can carry out their duties in zero gravity environments. They perform maintenance tasks aboard space shuttles and are easily powered and controlled by smartphones.

Boba Fett

Okay, it’s not Boba Fett. But it kind of looks like him right? This is a newly designed armor that the government has been working on for a number of years to help deflect bullets. The Storm Troopers could have used some of this technology, jeez.

Prosthetic Limbs

Medical technology is always an important advancement for humankind and this one is quite unique. Our friends at DARPA are also behind this prosthetic limb that amazingly connects to your nervous system, allowing you to actually feel what you are doing with the bionic arm. This will allow you to grab, squeeze, and not just destroy anything that you grasp. Somewhere, Luke Skywalker is smiling.

Ewoks

Plus, this dog kind of looks like an Ewok. THEY’RE REAL!

Share this post if you are a Star Wars fan and are still waiting for a DAMN LIGHTSABER! GET ON IT SCIENTISTS!

This Girl Just Beat The Living Crap Out Of A Car And Nothing Happened — Here’s Why

Have you ever looked down into the frozen, electronic wasteland of your phone and thought, “Man, I’d love to smash you and all the mean, tiny people who live inside of you off the concrete repeatedly”?

Same. Sadly, since this is 2016 and all, living with the repercussions of that little moment of catharsis isn’t exactly ideal because emails exist and whatever. That’s why I need about 30,000 bottles of a product called Line-X that was originally made for truck beds, but has the potential for greatness.

The company’s cute tagline reads as follows: “When protection matters most, Line-X it.” Want to smash your face off the wall after work? Line-X it! Want to throw your phone into oncoming traffic because everything hurts? Line-X it! See what I mean?

The folks over at Tech Insider kindly went ahead and illustrated that point. Check this out.

I would be remiss if I did not include the best comment in the history of comments:

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I think he’s onto something. To learn more about this substance of the gods that’s being wasted on trucks, be sure to check out the company’s website.

What Happens When This Glass Cube Spins Is Odd, But Totally Amazing

There are plenty of people in the art world who blend traditional artistic methods with state-of-the-art digital animation, but there are relatively few who can create moving images without digital editing.

But conceptual artist Thomas Medicus pulls it off perfectly. By creating hand-painted images, placing them behind refracted glass, and combining all of that work into one cube, he achieves a visual effect unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

The material that he used to create this piece is stunning in its own right.

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But what’s inside really sets it apart.

Each one of these images was created by hand, and every one has an anamorphic counterpart.

Seeing them next to each other reveals the intricacy of his technique.

The best part of all is watching each pair blend seamlessly into the next.

To see this incredible cube in action, check out the artist’s video below:

(via Colossal)

To see some behind-the-scenes images and more incredible work by Thomas Medicus, be sure to check out his website. For daily updates, follow the artist on Instagram!

These 7 Inventions Are So Simple, But Will Have A Massive Impact On Your Life.

Sometimes it’s the simple things that mean the most in life. That was obviously the mindset behind these inventions that might seem small, but pack a mighty punch. Think about the most annoying thing you encounter every day. Over time, you’ll spend minutes, hours, days and even weeks dealing with it. 

But not anymore.

All of these genius inventions make life better, and for some even saves lives. Why aren’t these readily available everywhere?

1.) Swipe a section of your skin with this marker before heading outside and it will change hue when you need to apply more sunscreen.

2.) This machine was designed for peanut farmers in Africa, making the deshelling process 100 times easier and more efficient.

3.) Taking care of elderly or bedridden family members can be difficult, especially when it comes to moving them. This Flipod inflates to gently help those in need sit up.

4.) This Infinity Bakery oven runs on solar energy and helps developing communities maintain their daily life without expensive and dangerous fuels.

5.) This little piece of plastic, Bump Mark, takes all the guess work out of figuring out if food has gone bad or not. Way more trustworthy than those printed dates you can hardly read!

6.) Life saving incubators can run up to $50,000, which is a hefty price for a refugee camp. These MOM Incubators run on nearly any power source.

7.) Over 1 million people go without electricity all over the world, but this lightweight, floating hydroelectric turbine changes that for people living close to bodies of water.

(via Gizmodo.)

The next time you’re faced with a problem, try thinking small. Hopefully these inventions (and more like them) will soon be widely available. People can make the world a better and more awesome place one step at a time.

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