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Monthly Archives: November 2011

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New Startup Romotive Turns Your Smartphone Into A Robot (video)

How awesome is Romo the Smartphone Robot? Without knowing anything about it, you simply have to look at the robot’s Kickstarter page. The pledge goal was $32,000. The robot has raised $114,796. I’d say these...

Step Inside Buildings and Restaurants With Google Maps Interior View

Google keeps moving forward with their secret mission to make it possible for people to never leave their houses. If you haven’t seen it yet, those buildings that just got a 3D upgrade in...
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What Is The Great Garbage Patch In The North Pacific? (video)

In the North Pacific swirls an enormous clockwise vortex generated by four converging currents from the north, south, east, and west. Like a slow and steady whirlpool, the North Pacific Ocean Gyre, as these...
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Seafaring Robots Begin Record-Breaking, 300-Day Journey Halfway Around The World (video)

Meet Piccard Maru, Fontaine Maru, Benjamin, and Papa Mau, the four sea-faring robots that set out from San Francisco November 17th for a 300-day journey that will take them to Australia and Japan. Named...
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Obese Monkeys Given Miracle Weight Loss Pill (video)

Do we finally have a miracle weight loss drug? I mean, for real this time? The data seems to support such a claim, at least for overweight monkeys that simply can’t drop those extra...

Financial Priorities Force Geron To End Human Trials For Promising Stem Cell Treatment

The promise of future stem cell treatments just took a significant hit. Biopharmaceutical trailblazer Geron Corporation just called it quits as far as their stem cell research program goes. Citing an uncertain economy and a...

Prisonless: How Modern Technology Allows Prisoners To Walk And Live Among Us

Have you ever thought about how ineffective different parts of our legal system are? I've often thought about how restraining orders are such a quaint throw-back to a time before technology: So-and-so might do...

Mysterious Structures In Chinese Desert Captured By Satellite Explained…Most Probably (video)

There’s nothing like satellite pictures of strange structures in the Chinese countryside to spark an online conspiracy debate. News sites all over the web are posting the mysterious pictures and receiving a flood of...

Now Available At Wal-Mart: Credit Card Processer That Plugs Into Your Smart Phone

Don’t you just hate it when you try pay for something and they don’t take credit cards? I mean, who carries cash these days? Well, now even those small corner stores will be getting...

Surgeon Uses 3D Printer To Make Models Of Bone – And Saves Hospital Bookoo Bucks

While necessity is the mother of invention, frustratingly high costs can motivate us to ask if there’s another way. Mark Frame, an orthopedic surgeon in training, came up with a new way to make...

Copper’s New Role: Germ Killer

We’ve already got hand sanitizer at every entrance and waiting room, signs in the bathrooms to remind us to wash our hands when we leave, and signs in the hallway reminding us to cover...
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NASA Launches Next Generation Weather And Climate Satellite (video)

In the early morning hours of Friday, October 28, the NPP satellite blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. To the profound relief of the engineers that have witnessed continual project setbacks...

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