Army officials identified the shooter at Fort Lee as Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker Wednesday. Walker, 33, was a human resources specialist who had been stationed at the Combined Arms Support Command headquarters building in Fort Lee since December 2011.
For all we know, the three dimensional world we see around us is really an illusion — one that’s actually in 2D. It’s a slightly unsettling idea, but it’s also one that physicists have been thinking about for some time.
Back in April 2013, China launched its first satellite with high-resolution imaging capabilities up into space. That satellite made some news today when the country’s space agency said that authorities had used its imagery to detect illegal border crossings and even to bust marijuana farmers.
On Thursday, 25-year-old Philip Danks was sentenced to 33 months in jail by a Wolverhampton judge for pirating a copy of Fast and Furious 6. Danks bragged that he was the first person in the world to seed the illicit recording, which he recorded from the back of a local cinema in May 2013.
Materials scientists may have many clever tricks up their sleeves, but with a several-billion-year head start, evolution has already beaten them to the creation of some amazing materials. One of the most astonishing natural systems is the skin of cephalopods such as squid, octopus, and cuttlefish.
Factory workers who do rote work through long shifts risk developing back pain or other problems, and a Swiss company called Noonee has developed a solution: the “Chairless Chair,” an exoskeleton for your legs that lets you sit at the push of a button.