After being threatened with what appears to be punishment, University of Michigan men's basketball walk-on Andrew Dakich is shocked to find out he's actually being awarded a scholarship for the rest of the season.
Video shows US fighter jets launch drone swarm of hundreds of micro drones during a Perdix micro-UAV drone swarm test.
103 mini drones were released from the fighter jets during the test.
The drones, which have a wingspan of 12in (30cm), operate autonomously and share a distributed brain.
A military analyst said the devices, able to dodge air defence systems, were likely to be used for surveillance.
The last part of the video shows a drone swarm of Loctus drones during another drone swarm test.
Most people celebrate the new year with a party or a resolution but for one English snooker club, it was by pulling off one of the most elaborate trick shots caught on camera.
The people at All Stars Bristol spent a whole night setting up the trick which has a ball go down a flight of stairs before triggering a sequence of events across nine tables with a golf ball eventually ending up in a hole at the club's bar.
The trickshot took two minutes from beginning to end and it has already had over one million views on its Facebook Page since being uploaded on Sunday (January 8).
When describing chemistry, beauty doesn't usually come to mind. However, the scientists at Beauty of Science have made it their mission to change that through their incredible visuals of the world beneath the microscope. In this video from their "Envisioning Chemistry" series, feast your eyes upon the spectacular crystal forests formed by the metal displacement reactions of silver and lead.
DETROIT (AP) — Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, will start testing its new fleet of minivans on public roads in California and Arizona later this month.
The minivans, built in collaboration with Fiat Chrysler, are Chrysler Pacifica hybrids outfitted with Waymo's own suite of sensors and radar. Waymo and FCA announced their partnership in May.
In a speech at the Detroit auto show Sunday, CEO John Krafcik revealed that Waymo built the sensors, radar and software for the new minivans itself.
Krafcik said the company felt the system would work better if it was developed specifically for self-driving instead of using off-the-shelf parts.
"A single integrated system means that all the different parts of a self-driving car work together seamlessly," Krafcik said.
Waymo also was able to significantly lower the cost of the system, Krafcik said. The rooftop lidar — which uses lasers to give the car a three-dimensional picture of the world — cost $75,000 a few years ago. Waymo has brought that cost down by 90 percent and has developed its own short-range and long-range lidar. Waymo's long-range lidar can see a football helmet two football fields away.
Krafcik didn't say exactly how Waymo lowered the costs. But the announcement could concern suppliers like Velodyne, which makes lidar systems used by Ford Motor Co. and others, and Delphi Corp., which is developing its own autonomous driving system.
Stephanie Brinley, an auto analyst for IHS Markit, said Google won't control the market for self-driving technology, so other suppliers with go ahead with development of their own systems. But some smaller players in the nascent industry are "going to fall away," she said.
Waymo has repeatedly said that it doesn't plan to build its own cars, but provide self-driving systems to established carmakers, car-sharing services or others. In addition to FCA, Honda Motor Co. recently announced that it's in talks with Waymo about using its technology in Honda vehicles.
US Marines shooting various German, French, Austrian and Russian weapons including HK G36, FAMAS, Steyr Aug & AK47 (Kalashnikov) assault rifles during several weapons weapons familiarization training courses.
Here are five amazing devices that were invented to save lives. From providing instant clean water to avoiding fatal accidents, the inventors of these devices developed unique designs and utilised incredible engineering to make their ideas a reality.
This year brought on many incredible animal encounters that were caught on tape. During a warm May evening in South Carolina, one alligator made its way to someone's front porch and looked as if it wanted to ring the doorbell. Earlier in the month, an Australian man got into an altercation with a kangaroo after it put his dog in a headlock. In August, beachgoers in Lake Tahoe were treated to quite a show when a momma bear and her two cubs went for a dip on a sunny day.
Compilation video shows US Marines fire super quite and deadly silenced weapons, marines town assault, marines heavy live fire and marines cqb gun cam footage of urban combat during several marine training exercises.
Footage shows China's mysterious unnamed city, which goes by the code name 404, located in northwestern China in the Gansu province, Monday.
The city, which cannot be found on any map, was built in 1958. It was named after the company 404 Co. Ltd owned by the China National Nuclear Corporation. The city was established to be China's atomic bomb base and was was home to scientist and experts who carried out nuclear experiments and successfully detonated their first nuclear bomb in 1964.