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Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Google Chooses Kansas City as Home of New Gigabit Fiber Network (video)

The modern era of broadband internet lead to the rise of downloadable music, massively multiplayer online gaming, a surge in e-commerce and much more. Now, Google wants to see what a network with 100...
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Parrot’s AR Drone Shows Off Its Skills in New York City (video)

There are dozens of cool accessories you can buy for your iPhone, but a flying robot spy with augmented reality has to be at the top of the list. Parrot's AR Drone is a...
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Teroos – The Telepresence Robot You Wear On Your Shoulder (video)

Attention all pirates of the future, I've just found the 21st century version of the squawking parrot sidekick. Developed at the Anzai-Mai Lab at Keio University in Japan, Teroos is a shoulder-mounted robot that...

Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower, World’s Tallest Building Given the Go Ahead

Bigger is better. At least, that’s what they’re saying about their skyscrapers in the Middle East these days. And for the new Kingdom Tower going up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, they appear to be...

CNBC Gives 5 Minutes to Robots vs Economy Debate (video)

How important are robots? Well, that depends, how important is your job, the economy, and the future of world stability? As automation plays an increasingly important role in manufacturing, it continues to expand into...

PaPeRo Is the TeleRobot Cute Enough To Kill Your Landline and Take Its Place

When you're a super cute blushing robot, humans will let you get away with murder. Especially if the thing you're killing is dying a slow death anyway. NEC in Japan developed its Partner-type Personal...

Nanotech Implant Monitors for Cancer and Now Heart Attacks, Too

Heart attacks and cancer account for nearly half of all deaths in the United States - they're the two biggest killers walking the streets, but MIT isn't afraid. Michael Cima and his team developed...

Festo Built An Artificial Bird (video)

The latest addition to the robotic zoo moves so gracefully you can hardly believe it's a machine. Festo's Bionic Learning Network has been creating robots based off of nature's biological secrets for years now,...

Can’t Find a Stamp? Just Reach For Your Phone

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find any stamps?  Your birthday was two weeks ago, you still haven’t mailed those thank you notes, and you don’t have time to run to the...
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Eye-Opening Visualization of RFID Fields (video)

How do you visualize something that is invisible? That's the challenge that Timo Arnall, Jack Schulze, and Einar Sneve Martinussen faced when they decided to give designers a better insight into RFID technology. Radio...

Japan’s Nuclear Woes Give Rise to Crowd-Sourced Radiation Maps In Asia and US

The world's eyes have been on Japan, watching the nation cope with earthquakes, tsunamis, and now the threat of poisoning from nuclear radiation. While the nation's emergency workers are making valiant efforts to combat...
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Is This Video A Preview of Apple’s New Robot? I’ve Got Exclusive Info!

I love a good mystery, especially when I already know the answer. Early this week someone sent Sanford Dickert a grainy video of a sleek looking robot rolling towards the camera. He ran that...

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