malachiorion writes: It doesn't get much cooler, or harder, than the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the Pentagon's competition to create insanely competent humanoid disaster response robots. Even if my breathless prose doesn't do it for you, the opener image that PopSci created—in conjunction with VA Tech's Dennis Hong—is worth the price of admission. This is the cover story for the current issue of Popular Science.
"Call immediately. Time is running out. We both need to do something
monstrous before we die."
-- Message from Ralph Steadman to Hunter Thompson