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Monthly Archives: April 2012

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NAO Robot Impresses With New Abilities At Paris Conference

During the first weekend in April, the French maker of NAO robots, Aldebaran Robotics, organized the first ever NAO Spring Dev Days in Paris, a codathon programming weekend for 40 developers to create useful...
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Same Kidney Transplanted Twice

Twenty-seven-year-old Ray Fearing suffered from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a common type of kidney disease, and needed a new kidney. His 24-year-old sister, Cera Fearing, wanted to give him hers. The transplanted kidney immediately...

What’s In A Picture? The Descriptive Camera Will Tell You

What if a camera could not only take a picture but describe the scene, identify objects, and list the names of people within it? The artificial intelligence necessary to perform such a feat may...

Movie Theaters Ramp Up For The Next Big Thing: Satellite Delivery Of Digital Films

Technology is taking over Hollywood, and in more ways than digital films and 3D movies. This year's CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theater Owners, featured numerous shop talks and footage...
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The Singularity Hub Accelerated Tech News Returns with Episode III!

Everybody loves trilogies (except for maybe George Lucas who likes to cause them excruciating pain later in life), and Singularity Hub's Accelerated Tech News just hit its third episode. The new video series, available...

Singularity Song Sweeps Seattle’s Airwaves

Some people spread the word about the Technological Singularity by giving lectures and drawing graphs. Oscillator X uses a killer dance beat. The Washington-based duo of Kyle Ward and John Mendenhall recently released their...
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From D.C. To Beijing In 2 Hours – Evacuated Tube Transport Could Revolutionize How We Travel

Daryl Oster wants to change the world by making it smaller. He wants you to “Imagine living in warm sunny Los Angeles and commuting daily to New York City with only a forty-five minute commute.”...

World’s Smallest Full Page Scanner Is Another Tool For The Mobile Lifestyle

For anyone who has needed to scan pages from a book, the frustration of fumbling around with a flatbed scanner is all too familiar, not to mention what it does to a book's binding....
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Regenokine: The Unproven Treatment That Professional Athletes Are Flying To Germany For

Kobe Bryant did it. Alex Rodriguez did it. Golfer Fred Couples did it, even the late Pope John Paul II did it. There’s a new, yet unproven treatment for pain that people will pay...

3D Printing Robot Produces Chairs And Tables From Recycled Waste

Two years ago, a Dutch student named Dirk Vander Kooij was designing furniture and preparing for his graduation project when he was inspired by an old 3D printer. So he got his hands on...

Automated Grading Software In Development To Score Essays As Accurately As Humans

April 30 marks the deadline for a contest challenging software developers to create an automated scorer of student essays, otherwise known as a roboreader, that performs as good as a human expert grader. In...
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EMIEW2, The New And Improved Office Robot From Hitachi

Chasing down staplers and printer cartridges hurting your productivity at the office? Fret not. Hitachi has just come out with the latest version of their tireless office assistant robot, EMIEW2. Ask it where the...

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