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Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Quiet Seagoing Cuttlefish Robot Is Highly Maneuverable and Propeller Free

We’ve covered all manner of biologically inspired robots over the years. Turns out nature has had a bit of a jump on us in the engineering department. So, why not steal a few designs?...

What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need to Succeed?

Yesterday marked the end of Google’s Glass Explorer Program. First released with much fanfare in 2013, Google marketed Glass to developers and early adopters. For $1,500, they would get the device and a chance to...

Working Lab-Grown Human Muscles to Serve as ‘Clinical Trials in a Dish’

A team of researchers out of Duke University recently announced they’ve grown human skeletal muscle in a dish. The muscle responds to electrical impulses, biochemical signals, and drugs just like muscle tissue in our...
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Top 5 Videos in Elon Musk and SpaceX’s Quest For Reusable Rockets

A week ago, in the open ocean off the Florida coast, the first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket nearly made history. SpaceX is attempting to recover, refurbish, and reuse its rockets to...
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Tour a Century of Sci-Fi Film in Just Four Minutes

I just watched over a hundred years of sci-fi crunched into four minutes. (See below.) And beyond a fun trip down memory lane, I noticed a few things. The effects have radically improved, but the themes...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Jan 17)

This week saw a slew of stories about how well computers are getting to know us and how that will be good for everyone...depending on your point of view, of course. Enjoy this week's stories! FACIAL RECOGNITION: Computers are...

3D Printed Electronic Devices Are Coming

The handheld computers we carry in our pockets represent almost unimaginable complexity. Batteries, sensors, chips, circuits, and touch displays in a space age shell, all painstakingly assembled by thousands of workers and shipped globally. Smartphones have disrupted...

Take a Tour of Hubble’s Mind Blowing High Definition Snapshot of the Andromeda Galaxy

Recently, NASA and ESA released the most detailed image yet of Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor at 2.5 million light years away. Andromeda—which is expected to collide and merge with our own Milky Way...
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Have a World Changing Startup? Apply Now For Inaugural SU Labs Accelerator

The Fall '15 Class of Singularity University's Startup Accelerator launches September 28th. Learn about the SU Startup Accelerator here, and submit your application to take part by June 30th.  To change the world, it helps to have a good...
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If We Made ‘Back to the Future II’ Today: What Would 2045 Look Like?

It’s officially 2015, the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown visited in their souped up DeLorean time machine in Back to the Future Part II. There’s been a flurry of press comparing the iconic...

Sand Art Robot Rakes Giant Beach Sketches

San Francisco artist Andres Amador makes monumental designs on the beach with naught but a rake and some wet sand. He’s mindblowingly good at sand art—but he’s got competition. A small, orange Disney robot...

New Malaria Meds Aim to Fight Drug Resistance

According to the World Health Organization, over half a million people died from malaria in 2013, 75% of which were African children under the age of five. Despite these grim numbers, there has been...

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