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Monthly Archives: September 2011

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IROS 2011 – The Robots Rule San Francisco

For the past few days I've been hanging out with robots. I know, I know, how is that different than normal? Well, this time the bots in question were the stars of IROS 2011,...
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Google Digitizes The Dead Sea Scrolls – Like Taking a Time Machine To 2000+ Years Ago

An elite team of tech specialists have taken one of the world's most precious historic relics and given it to people for free. Sound like the latest Hollywood heist film? Or maybe a retelling...
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Forget The Big Banks, BankSimple Will Provide The Same Services Without Screwing You Over

Overdraft penalties, hidden charges, ATM fees – mainstream banks have come up with a myriad of ways for separating you from your money. BankSimple not only wants to put an end to the leaching,...
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Hanson Robotics’ RoboKind – Small Bots With Human Faces

As a child who watched way too many 80s horror movies, I grew up fearing any small creature with an expressive face. Chucky, Gremlins, those creepy dolls from Puppet Master - these are not...
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Sphero, The Robot Ball You Control With Your Phone, Is Getting Ready To Roll Into Your Home

Orbotix has the hottest set of robot balls out there, and it's finally showing what they really look like to the public. The Boulder-based startup recently released photos and video of the final form...

Awkward Much? Why Missouri Lawmakers Can’t Stop Student-Teacher Friending on Facebook

Over the past few months, government officials in Missouri have been bogged down in the social networking world as they sought to define how teachers and students are permitted to communicate electronically. Perhaps not...
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Brain Scans On The Go – EEG Hooked Up To Your Smart Phone

Human brains are like wild animals, you learn more when you can watch them in their natural habitat. That's why five scientists in Milab at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have combined the...
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In 3 Weeks Video Gamers Defeat Biochemical Puzzle That Scientists Couldn’t Solve for Years

When someone whines that your playing video games is a waste of time, tell them you're doing it for science. Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully leveraged the power of gamers to...

U.S. Homes Consume Less Power, But Electricity Bills Not Predicted To Drop Anytime Soon

Tough economic times forces people to reevaluate where their money is going, and for most people, the cost of electricity takes a sizeable bite out of monthly income, with the average American electric bill...

Can Magnets On Your Brain Keep You From Lying?

Could telling the truth be as easy as holding a magnet to your head? Researchers at the University of Tartu in Estonia recently published a small study on the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation...

Vocre Turns Your iPhone Into a Real Time Translator With Just a Flip of the Wrist

Strap on your Spock ears Star Trek fans, the age of universal translators is approaching. The Disrupt SF conference recently wrapped up and Vocre has won both the Best Mobile App award and...
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Sonia Arrison Brings Longevity To the Masses With Her Book 100+

What would you do with another 75 years on this Earth? Not as a pain wracked wizened elder in a nursing home, but as a vibrant super-centenarian with the energy of a 30 year...

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