The Soviet Tu4 was a reversed-engineered copy of the US B29 bomber. Copied to such detail that every Tu4 had a rivet hole in one wing exactly where an unknown Boeing engineer mistakenly drilled it in the B29 used as a template.
In 1936, the Russians made a computer that ran on water.
Emily Howell is a computer program that can make classical music.
Twitter, Wikipedia, and AOL IM all crashed at 3:15pm the day Michael Jackson died.
It’s not possible to delete a Skype account.
Carrier pigeons beat internet upload speed as late as in 2010. They actually sent pigeons over with USB sticks the same time they started uploading a video over broadband and the pigeons won.
70% of Iran’s science and engineering students are not men, but women.
A man was held in prison for four and a half years, without conviction, because law enforcement was convinced that he could start a nuclear war by whistling into a payphone.
A robot was created solely to punch human beings in the arm to test pain thresholds so that future robots can comply to the first law of robotics.
The US Army disclosed, via a freedom of information act obtained in a 2003 court case, that they had developed the technology to beam a voice into a person’s head…in 1998.