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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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A First Look At The Slimmer And Smarter Asimo Humanoid Robot (video)

Wanna get a glimpse of what the future will look like? Take a look at the all-new Asimo humanoid robot. Honda’s star robot has polished its act by not only improving past capabilities, but...
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LifeStraw Brings Clean Water To Almost One Million In Kenya (video)

Most of us take access to clean water for granted. But for nearly a billion people around the world, clean water is a commodity that’s hard to come by. In places like Sub-Saharan Africa...
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Latest Hatsune Miku Videos in High Definition – Virtual Singer Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Good news for all you Hatsune Miku fans: the virtual diva is ready for you to enjoy in high definition. Ever since her US debut in Los Angeles this past summer, bootleg copies of...
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A Real World ‘Superhero’ Living in Seattle? Another Strange Byproduct of Technology’s Advance

Get ready for a new kind of hero...the really laughable kind. By day he's 23 year old Benjamin Fodor - husband and father. By night he's Phoenix Jones, the leader of Seattle's growing superhero...
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Knewton, The Adaptive Learning Company, Receives $33 Million To Revolutionize Learning (Video)

The way you learn is about to change. At least Knewton, the makers of an innovative Adaptive Learning Platform, would like that to be true, and they just got a lot of money to...
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Wherever You Go, Cameras Are Watching You

The modern digital camera is small enough to fit on a phone, powerful enough to record in high definition, and popular enough to be almost everywhere. With the rise of camera technology have come...
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Sphero, the $130 Robot Ball That’s Also a Video Game, Rolls Out in December

Robots. Video Games. Smart phones. What do they all have in common? Sphero. The robotic ball that you control via your iOS or Android device is the flagship product of startup Orbotix. Not only...

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