Inside the Black Box
News 5/23/2011 Post a comment Though they are actually bright red or orange, "black box" flight data recorders get a great deal of attention whenever an airplane goes down. So just what are these black boxes and how do they work? Here's an inside look ... literally.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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