The Absolute Best Optical Illusions of 2012

2012 was a pretty epic year for visual trickery. We stared through telescopes, transfixed by Venus' cosmic trick of the light; gaped in disbelief at a Rubik's Cube that wasn't; and watched with morbid curiosity as celebrities transformed into grotesque mutations of their former selves. » 12/28/12 3:00pm 12/28/12 3:00pm

Meet Your New Robot Overlord: The Autonomous Mining Truck

Click to view » 9/11/08 10:22am 9/11/08 10:22amSo you already know about autonomous aerial vehicles being used in combat and surveillance — they're little planes that look almost like toys. Not so with the next generation of autonomous vehicles. A group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon have just won a contract to create a robotic system that would…