Banksy Hides Shredder In Painting, Shreds Drawing After It Was Sold

Banksy is an artist that many might be familiar with, but yet is an artist that almost no one knows anything about. For those unfamiliar, some of Banksy’s more popular pieces includes a 2006 painting Girl With Red Balloon, a popular design that some of you might have seen done as a tattoo or found as graffitti.


Sucking CO2 Out Of The Sky Might Not Be As Expensive As We Thought

While carbon dioxide (CO2) is a naturally occuring gas (we expel CO2 when we breathe out) and is used by plants during the photosynthesis process, just like all things in life, too much of something is usually bad, and the excess of CO2 has resulted in climate change, and not necessarily for the better.


More Than 250 People Have Died Trying To Take The Perfect Selfie

These days thanks to increasingly more powerful front-facing cameras on our smartphones, long gone are the days where you had to ask a passerby to help you take a photo of yourself. Unfortunately the attempt to take the “perfect” selfie has led to multiple accidents and in some cases, even death.


Cafe In Tokyo Employs Robots That Are Controlled By The Disabled

Being disabled means that there are certain physical things that you cannot do. This is more than just an inconvenience as it also affects a person’s employability, where for example not being able to walk essentially excludes the person from having a job as a waiter. However over in Tokyo, a cafe is hoping to change that.


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MIT Develops AI That Can Detect Depression From Your Conversations

It has often been said that people who are depressed might not necessarily show signs of depression, at least until it is too late. Compound that with the fact that we ourselves live busy lives and have our own selves to take care of, it can be hard to try and look for signs of depression in others, like family members and loved ones.


LEGO Builds A Life-Size And Drivable Bugatti Chiron

While LEGO sets can be bought based around a certain theme, like the Death Star, or the home from The Simpsons, and so on, part of the fun is taking all the bricks of different shapes and sizes and coming up with something of your own. LEGO has recently perfectly demonstrated that when they managed to build a fully drivable Bugatti Chiron using LEGO Technic parts.


Spear-Wielding Robot Can Protect Coral Reefs Against The Lionfish

It is funny how it seems that nature was designed to allow everything to live in harmony with each other, where each living being seems to have a purpose in the ecosystem. However sometimes it doesn’t always work out that way, like the lionfish who has been known to wreak havoc on the coral reefs.


Researchers Develop New Lithium-Ion Batteries That Harden On Impact

There is a lot of work being done with regards to batteries that power our electronics, such as smartphones and laptops. For the most part lithium-ion is the most commonly used battery, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the best. There are issues with lithium-ion, such as how it loses its charge over time, and how volatile it is where it has been known to cause explosions.


Teens Are Also Worried About How Long They Spend On Their Devices

For the generation who grew up not surrounded by phones, tablets, and computers, we know what life was like without such devices, and we also found ways to enjoy our lives without the need to be connected all the time. This is versus the younger generation where more are getting raised with iPads placed in front of them.


Selfies Are Apparently Driving Cosmetic Surgery Requests

Thanks to apps like Snapchat and Instagram introducing various filters that we can apply during our selfies to make ourselves look silly, look beautiful, and so on, it seems to have created a side-effect which is that it is apparently driving requests from teens for cosmetic surgery that will make them look as good as their selfies.


Forget Fireworks, Artificial Meteor Showers Could Be The Next Big Thing

Setting off fireworks everytime there is a major event is pretty much standard fare. Fireworks during New Years, during Christmas, on the 4th of July, and so on. Don’t get us wrong, fireworks are awesome and it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen it, it’s still pretty great and impressive whenever you see a fireworks show.


Man Attempts To Take Upskirt Videos, Camera Explodes On His Foot

Ever since compact cameras were invented, it created a new privacy problem in which some people chose to take advantage of its compactness to take upskirt photos of women. Given that cameras these days are even smaller than ever and attached to our mobile phones, this doesn’t seem like a problem that will be going away anytime soon.


Man Sent To Jail For Attempting To Hijack Domain Name At Gunpoint

Domain names are pretty important when it comes to creating a brand identity. Imagine if your favorite brand had a weird domain name that was hard to remember, or imagine if Google wasn’t at Google.com and was at some weird and lengthy URL, wouldn’t that make you want to visit it less?


AI Could Be Used To Help Predict When Protests Might Turn Violent

Protests can be useful to help bring attention to a certain topic, but sometimes protests can turn violent which is unfortunate, which is why police are usually deployed to monitor protests and to help keep the peace. However whether or not a protest has a chance of turning violent is anyone’s guess, but that might soon no longer be guess work.