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Cop Puts Homeless Family Up In Hotel Room, Buys Them Food, Clothing On His Own Dime

“This is an act of true kindness.”<p>The kindness of a generous deputy is helping a displaced family get back on track.<p>Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Bussell, of Butler County, Ohio, went beyond the call of duty when he put up a homeless family in a hotel for 10 days and sent them on a shopping spree, WLWT …

Watch drones building a suspension bridge

From fishing drones to missile drones, we thought we'd seen everything that could be achieved with four rotors. But drones are about to get a lot …

Drones

The Makerarm 3D prints, laser engraves, and even assembles your electronics

3D printers have become one of the most intriguing technologies to come down in price for consumers in recent years. We have already seen a flood of them on Kickstarter and price drops at Amazon. In hopes of standing out from the pack, a new product is utilizing a multifaceted robotic arm that can …

Power Ingestible Gadgets With Batteries You Can Eat

As a non-toxic way to use swallowable medical devices<p>Today, implanted medical devices continuously monitor the body to give doctors and researchers more information than ever about the state of a patient's disease and the effects of certain treatments. Engineers have also been making devices that a …

Meet the woman responsible for the year's biggest video game

There are a lot of people who would like to be in Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir’s shoes these days.<p>While most of the world has to wait three more months …

NASA confirms there's a global subsurface ocean on Enceladus

The more we study our Solar System, the more water we find<p>We've known there is water on Enceladus for a while now, but NASA has just confirmed a more recent theory about the icy moon of Saturn: it has a subsurface ocean that spans the entire globe. The news comes just a handful of months after the …

Robots learn to evolve and improve

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1185000/1185837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524617440_a9e4ec57141b8c1289022224c1a2831d<p><b>Engineers have developed a robotic system that can evolve and improve its performance.</b><p>A robot arm builds "babies" that get progressively …

Qualcomm says your next smartphone will look sharper and last longer

Qualcomm promises its new chip will improve your next smartphone's camera while keeping it alive longer.<p>Qualcomm, the world's largest maker of chips for smartphones, shared details on its Snapdragon 820 chip, including a new Adreno 530 graphics processing unit and Spectra image signal processing …

Laptop-sized people movers are angling to make walking a thing of the past

Kickstarter has birthed yet another nifty gizmo that treads the line between intriguing and totally unnecessary.<p>The “WalkCar” fancies itself as a small electric vehicle that you can slip in your backpack. It’s about the size of a laptop, and weighs between 4.4 to 6 lbs (2 to 3 kg), depending on …

Walking

High-tech robots falling down is the funniest thing you'll see this weekend

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Drones hunt illegal logging in Amazon rain forests

Drones have seen a lot of bad press and idiotic hype that has slowed their acceptance by regulators and the public. But let's not forget that they perform valuable services like search and rescue and inspection that can't be done any other way. A great example of that is work being done by the …

Adblocking And The End Of Big Advertising

I have a confession to make as an internet writer: I block ads. It’s not a habit I formed recently – I have pretty much blocked ads my entire life, in every medium that I can. In middle school, I bought the first-generation TiVo in order to skip television ads (my mother may have helped with this …

Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys its sails

The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft just dodged another bullet -- the ground crew has not only regained contact with the Carl Sagan-inspired ship, but managed to deploy its sails. It's still not clear just what rendered the vessel silent last week. However, the Society suspects that there …

Falling back to Earth looks beautiful and majestic in this GoPro footage from SpaceX

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You can pre-order the first official Steam Machines starting today

Look, there's literally no shortage of things you can slot into your home theater system for a spot of streaming media or some melt-into-your-couch gaming. If you want to be able to recline in your living room <i>and</i> comfortably sneer at people who play games on consoles, though, you can pre-order an …

The Minecraft Farlands: One Man's Quest to Reach the End of World

<b>A quest to the edge of an endless world can feel like an eternal glitch.</b><p>The YouTuber Kurt J. Mac is currently on an impossible mission. He is trying …

Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history

No, this isn't some guerilla marketing campaign for <i>Back to the Future's</i> upcoming pseudo-anniversary. It's a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a homebrew hoverboard. He recently piloted this prototype nearly 1000 feet across a Quebec lake to set the …

Brain controlled prosthetics are finally real

Brain-controlled prosthetics could be widely available in three years time. Iceland-based orthopaedics company Ossur made the announcement after …

Prosthetics

The 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

We've come a long way since the stealth bomber.<p>Just as smart gadgets have invaded our homes and revolutionized our lives over the last 15 years, next-level weaponry has transformed the military.<p>The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological …

Military

The Void wants to offer fully immersive virtual reality games

Ken Bretschneider dreams of a virtual reality experience that will have you literally running, jumping around and chasing digital villains. That's why this fall, he'll start building The Void: a virtual reality gaming center with 60 x 60 foot rooms where people can physically play while immersed in …

'Incredible shrinking car' drives sideways to park in tiny spaces

<b>(CNN) —</b> As cities continue to grow at a dizzying rate, commuters are constantly battling ever-increasing congestion on the roads and a lack of parking, just to get to work.<p>But now a team of German engineers have come up with an ingenious solution -- a "flexible" electric vehicle capable of …

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Tethered Drones Spin In Extreme Tests

How do little quadcopters fare at very high speeds?<p>We don’t know happens when quadcopters go really, really fast, but thanks to a tether system inside a padded room at a university in Switzerland, researchers are going to find out. With the quadcopters range of movement confined to a sphere 11 feet …

The beauty of a Lego Star Destroyer exploding at 1,000 frames per second

The Lego Super Star Destroyer is made of over 3,000 pieces. It's over four feet long, and weighs over eight pounds. You can't even buy the model anymore officially, although you can find them on Amazon for around $900.<p>Wired built one. And then they dropped it. And filmed the ensuing carnage at …

HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft’s HoloLens is no joke. We’ve now tried the company’s latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it. The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during its Build developer conference keynote yesterday, feels very solid and the user experience …

Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Do you even lift?<p>Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you could, right?<p>Tiny robots built by members of the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University …

Microsoft unveils new Hololens features

That bit in <i>Star Wars</i> where R2-D2 displays Princess Leia's holographic message to Obi Wan is edging closer to everyday fact rather than science …

Augmented Reality

Here's our first close-up look at Microsoft's holographic computer glasses

Our correspondents Julie Bort and Matt Weinberger are both at Microsoft's BUILD Conference in San Francisco this week, and they're finally getting their much-awaited demonstration of HoloLens, the company's futuristic computer glasses that superimpose holograms on the world around you.<p>Microsoft is …

I created a hologram on Microsoft HoloLens

I am a holographic developer. I know because Microsoft told me I was. And this was just 15 minutes or so into a 90-minute session about building apps …

Microsoft bought 'Minecraft' because it's perfect for HoloLens

Microsoft surprised many when it announced it had acquired Mojang, maker of the hit game <i>Minecraft</i> for $2.5 billion. What could a company specializing in operating systems, business software and consoles do with an already popular sandbox game primarily enjoyed by children? The game's creator, …