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Monthly Archives: October 2009

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Augmented Reality Ghosts Coming to Nintendo DSi (video)

There is a powerful presence that surrounds us but often goes unseen. A realm filled with our loved ones who no longer function in this world. Here the occult and the bizarre are common...

Is Xerox’s Silver Ink Ready to Print Circuits?

What's the most powerful sentence in the English language? "Press ctrl-p to print." Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has announced its development of special silver inks which have a melting point below that of plastic....

Farm Fresh Goods In A Vending Machine

Which came first the chicken or the---WTF! Why is that egg in a vending machine? Some innovative farmers in Germany have decided to merge the convenience of grocery store chains with the wholesomeness of...

Open Hardware for Molecular Biology Experiments

Sure it takes years of training to become a world class biologist, but now you can have fun with their equipment without slaving away in academia. Pearl Biotech is selling an electrophoresis gel box,...

New Hitachi TV Controlled By Gestures (Video)

In some households, fighting over the TV remote is a raging nightly battle. In mine it's more of a cold war detente. Either way, by the end of next year Hitachi (NYSE: HIT) may...

The Vicon Life Recorder – Lifelogging Takes Another Step Forward

Lifelogging - recording every single minute of your life (or as much of it as possible) - continues its unstoppable march towards the mainstream with the announcement that Vicon will soon release a life...

8 Hilarious Robot Videos You Have To Watch

One day robots may possess the intelligence of a human being, but for now they'll just have to settle for our sense of humor. While scouring the internet for the latest in amazing robotic...

Self-Parking Car from Stanford and Volkswagen

Sure you could drive your own car and park it yourself, but why go to all that trouble when computer and robots can do it for you? The Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory (VAIL) and...
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Electrodes in Brain Give Insight Into How We Use Language

I doubt there's many people who really like having electrodes stuck in their brains, and for those people who do...eww. Of course if someone is going to be placing wires into your neurons, they...

From Petman to Dexter, Bipedal Humanoid Robots Come of Age

Whoa!  I am totally blown away by the just released video of Boston Dynamics' Petman bipedal humanoid robot (check it out later in this post).  Bipedal humanoid robots have been in earnest development for...

Yale Scientists Diagnose Illness Through Genome Sequencing

A doctor has some tried and true methods of helping her diagnose a disease: examining the lymph nodes, taking your temperature, that whole "turn your head and cough" thing. Now, we need to add...

Glasses To Project Images Directly Into Retina Terminator Style

Brother Industries, Ltd. has just announced that next year it plans to produce Retinal Imaging Display (RID) glasses that augment regular vision.  Just as in the popular Terminator movies, these glasses could project supplemental...

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