In the television show Person of Interest the Machine uses government surveillance data to predict individuals who will be involved in a crime, whether as a perpetrator or a victim. How close are we to a real-life version of the Machine? Current statistical modeling systems suggest we're not far off.
Everyone wishes they could fly, but this 19-year-old kid spent three years building his dream from balsa wood, rip-resistant foil and plastic wrap. And amazingly, the 85-foot-wingspan craft has already hopped a distance of about 35 feet.