By Stephanie Para |Staff Writer|
Kids confront governmental agencies with inaction to climate change (May 5)
A massive legal suit against governmental agencies has gone underway by youth across the United States for inaction in regard to climate change.
The case was filed by five teenagers and two nonprofit organizations, WildEarth Guardians and Kids vs. Global Warming, according to Aljazeera.
Each nonprofit represents thousands of children from all over the U.S.
Latest creepy human-like female android (May 6)
At the 2014 Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro revealed his latest female remote controlled android.
The android, called Geminoid TMF, has the latest in human-like features, including skin, hair, and the ability to smile, give a toothy grin, and frown.
Professor Ishiguro stated that in the near future we are going to see and use androids for more human-like interactions.
3D printed guns gets a Japanese university official arrested (May 7)
A man was arrested for possessing two guns created by a 3-D printer by Japanese authorities, according to HNGN.
Officials confiscated five polymer produced guns in his home in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. Two were capable of firing bullets, however, no artillery was located in the raid, according to HNGN.
Chinese air force enlists Monkeys (May 8)
Macaque Monkeys have been utilized by the air force of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China to help protect an air base near Beijing from huge flocks of birds that obstruct flights, reported the Times of India.
“The base has used practically every means of tackling the problems of the birds, from firecrackers to scarecrows or even firearms but nothing proved to be as effective as the monkeys, which are jokingly referred in military circles as ‘the Chinese army’s new secret weapon,” according to Mid-day.
A robotic Russian craft could be sent to the moon as early as 2016, along with other planned flights in between, and by 2028.
The Russian document that outlines the program stated, “The price tag of the mission is uncertain, but the first stage of the program is expected to cost around 28.5 billion rubles ($815.8 million),” according to The Moscow Times.
Fishy showers (May 7)
Villagers in West Sri Lanka got an unusual surprise in the weather this week involving a downpour of small fishes.
According to Outside Magazine, 110 lbs. worth of small three to five inch fishes, some of them edible, rained down in Sri Lanka.
BBC Forecaster, Steve Cleaton states that, “In the Sri Lankan storm, a tornado probably formed over land, drifted over river systems or coastal waters and sucked up light fish that were lifted all the way into the base of the storm cloud. Later the fish were rained out of the cloud.”