Century-Old Photos of the U.S. Take Us Back to the Industrial Age

The Industrial Revolution was at its height in the mid-19th century, but it was still in full swing in the early 20th century, when these photos were taken. They offer a portrait of the U.S. looking profoundly different. But it was also when we built many of our great bridges and public works, so some things have… » 1/08/14 3:00pm 1/08/14 3:00pm

How the Oscars proved Hollywood is killing the VFX industry

While ABC showed viewers the glitz and glamor of Sunday night's Academy Awards from the red carpet and inside the Dolby Theater, across the street there was a very different show going on. Members of the visual effects (VFX) industry gathered on Hollywood Boulevard to raise awareness about the financial hardships faced … » 2/26/13 2:10pm 2/26/13 2:10pm

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…