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CMU Students Create App For ALS Patients

There are an estimated 30,000 Americans living with Lou Gehrigs Disease, also known as, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, at any given time, …

Teens Compete for Ocean Health XPRIZE

High school is a busy time to be a kid. When you're not in class or doing homework, you might be playing sports, immersing yourself in an …

7 ways India’s entrepreneurs will kick off a new tech revolution in 2015

The multibillion-dollar valuations of India’s new tech stars, Flipkart and Snapdeal, are no pricing bubble but a signal that the country’s technology boom has begun.<p>The next five years will see a flurry of technology innovation that will transform India as much as cellphones have over the past 15 …

Bill Gates' Plan to Help the Developing World Profit From Its Sewage

Bill Gates walks up to the water tap, but before he can drink, his entourage pulls him to one side. One woman takes off his glasses and rearranges …

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

Today, despite recent progress, solar power accounts for about one percent of the world’s energy mix. Yet the International Energy Agency (IEA) says …

AirEnergy 3D Printed Mobile Open Source 300W Wind Turbine (video)

Omni 3D has this week unveiled a new open source 3D printed wind turbine they have created called the AirEnergy 3D, which can be collapsed down for …

How Making 1 Percent Improvements for Everything Adds Up

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.<p>No British cyclist had ever won …

Ocean Energy Turbine project aims to harness energy from the ocean

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing wind turbines peppered across open patches of land, but researchers working under Crowd Energy are eyeing a …

Elephant Trunk Robot Learns Like A Child

You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.<p>Four years ago, German engineering firm Festo came up with a concept for a robotic arm. Somewhere between an iron snake, a mechanical claw, and a sci-fi tentacle, the Bionic Handling Assistant is functionally most similar to an elephant's trunk.<p>But …

Robotics

Oil and diamond mix transfers heat best - Futurity

A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil easily outperforms other types of fluid created for heat-transfer applications, a new study …

Research

DARPA's New Biotech Unit Will Try to Create New Life Forms

Also: disease detectors and brain-controlled drones.<p>Artist concept of the inside of a cell. Image: DARPA<p>Ye sci-fi writers hard up for new material should spend an hour or so perusing the Defense Department's 2015 budget proposal, especially the section covering the far-out research projects …

TinkerBots Want To Make Modular Robotics Child’s Play

TinkerBots is a modular robotics building set with the aim of encouraging children to learn about electronics through play. The Berlin-based makers behind the project are seeking to raise $100,000 over the next 46 days via the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to get their kits to market.<p>This is just …

Why Roller Coaster Loops Are Never Circular

Many extreme roller coaster these days have vertical loops. Have you noticed that these loops are never circular? Why is this?<p>They all, also, seem to …

Everybody loses in ping pong match between robot and man

When robot maker Kuka announced that it would be pitting its Agilus robot against table tennis star Timo Boll last month, we expected a fair fight. Conditioned professional human athlete against a cold, merciless, bright orange mechanical arm on a small wooden field, both wielding the same …

This Wearable Robot Lifts 110 Pounds In Each Hand

It's not exactly "Iron Man," but then again, it is real.<p>The days of idling wishing for a wearable robot are gone. Researchers at the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory in San Giuliano Terme, Italy, have created a "robo-suit" that is capable of lifting 50 kilograms (110 pounds) with each of its arms.<p>The …

Robotics

Ocean Energy Turbine Launches On Kickstarter (video)

Crowd Energy has this week launched a new campaign over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website to complete development of its Ocean Energy Turbine …

Crowd Funding

36% Of All Web Traffic Is Fake

The fake traffic comes from botnets that click on shady sites which have been created solely to generate false pageview impressions, gathering advertising dollars for site owners in the process. The scheme works because advertisers only pay for their ads to appear on a site, and not specifically …

Solar Power Is Now Just As Cheap As Conventional Electricity In Italy And Germany

Once all its costs are accounted for, the price of commercial solar power has pulled even with retail electricity rates in Italy and Germany, …

Power of Bleach - Sick Science! #180

Should a robot decide when to kill?

By the time the sun rose on Friday, December 19th, the Homestead Miami race track had been taken over by robots. Some hung from racks, their humanoid feet dangling above the ground as roboticists wheeled them out of garages. One robot resembled a gorilla, while another looked like a spider; yet …

Is e-waste an untapped treasure?

Your old phone or electric toothbrush could end up as a part in a 3D printer or piece of artwork, says Jonathan Kalan.<p>In a hall of the Africa Innovation Summit in Cape Verde, the smell of melting plastic permeated the air. A crowd had gathered around a small stand to watch a special kind of machine …

E-waste

Robot Snow Plow

Why go out and shovel your own driveway when you can get a robot to do it for you? Like an all-weather outdoor Roomba, this Robot Snow Plow takes …

Pi-Bot Arduino Robotic Learning Platform Kit Launches For $75 (video)

Anyone who has ever wanted to build their own robot but has been worried that they do not have the required skills or budget to purchase and assemble …

Arduino

Candy Chromatography - Sick Science! #178

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

Tiny Gold Motors You Can Drive Inside Cells

They're a step toward motors doctors could one day use to deliver targeted medicine to cells in the body.<p>Do you think they'll meet Ms. Frizzle in there? A team of scientists has built nano-size motors, partly out of gold, that they then coaxed into cells and drove around. You can see the motors …

Cancer Cells

How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once And For All

The first step is awareness–the rest will follow. Here’s how to own up to you procrastination habits, and correct them for good.<p>We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes I know you’ll put off …

Watch This Magnet Fall Slowly Through Air

It's witchcraft science.<p>This video from 2012 is making the rounds right now--with good reason. Drop whatever you're doing, leave your desk, quit your job, and find a magnet and copper tube, because, wow. Look at this! It's a _Matrix _time-freeze in your hands.<p>The video is showing a demonstration of …

Magnetism

GE's bringing good things, and massive robots, to life

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>America was in the middle of a post-war economic boom during the '50s and industries were in a rush to build the future, often with outlandish …

The Art And Science Of Building Confidence Under Pressure

LinkedIn’s career expert and bestselling author Nicole Williams offers five steps for staying cool when the stress heats up.<p>It was the first day of her very first job and Nicole Williams admits she was “scared sh*tless.”<p>The then newly-minted college graduate was way out of her comfort zone. Coming …