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Still curious about some of the things you see in the graphic? You can read Popular Science's reporting on the mind-controlled exoskeleton that helped make the first kick, as well as the latest officialWorld Cup
By now you’ve all been swept up in the cult of personality of Eugene Goostman, the chatbot that made news when it convinced 10 out 30 judges at the University of Reading’s2014 Turing Test that it was human, thus winning the contest. With the announcement, every news source with two hundred words to spare was quick to crown Eugene Goostman as king of bots. But we should know better by now.
On June 1st, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, swam down to the last existing undersea habitat research lab in the world, Aquarius, in the Florida Keys. He’ll live there for 31 days, which is a day longer than the time his grandfather spent living in his undersea habitat, Conshelf II, roughly 50 years ago.
Last Thursday, Popular Sciencevideo chatted with Fabien to ask him about life under water, including how he deals with constant humidity, cramped quarters, and two atmospheres of pressure.
(In the video above, a shark swims past the porthole at 6:43.)
This is what a space garden looks likeAstronauts who spend months on end in space sure do miss their greens. That’s why NASA is embarking on a program to get astronauts growing their own food. First stop is the International Space Station and a vegetable production system called Veg-01, or “Veggie.”
With this summer’s Cup to prepare for, Adidas didn’t want to repeat its mistake. The company tested the new Brazuca with more than 600 players over the course of three years. Although the ball has fewer panels than its predecessor—six versus eight—its seams are three times deeper, giving it less drag, which helps ensure it’ll fly where a player wants.