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3 Steps to Become a Runner

Running is one of the most efficient, accessible workouts—and hitting the road could be your key to scoring a healthy heart and lean body. Here's how to get started<p>If you're thinking you want to start running, just know you'll be in good company—and a lot of it. It's arguably the most popular form …

An Indoor Garden for Small Urban Spaces

For many of us in cities, the ability to have a substantial garden and grow real organic vegetables is a joy that we don't have the opportunity to …

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Paris fashion week: Raf Simons says it with flowers at Dior

Raf Simons was hired by Christian Dior to win back an audience that had fallen out of love with this most venerable of Paris fashion houses in the wake of the ugly John Galliano scandal. And Simons, who came into the limelight with a reputation as a modernist and a minimalist, has surprised the …

Here Are The Jobs That Will Survive The Robot Revolution

The question of whether or not robots will harm workers is being discussed with increasing urgency. On the one hand, you have optimists who argue that new technologies always raise the specter of harming workers, but that in the end, those workers find new work, and everyone's productivity is …

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Will robots make us sexist?

<b>(isskh via Shutterstock)</b><p>Highly advanced robots are coming — and they’re more likely to reinforce sexist norms than to change them<p>Soraya Chemaly<p>August 27, 2013 2:08pm (UTC)<p>As technologists frequently remind us, the singularity, a time when the realization of smarter-than-human computers irrevocably …

Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?

For decades the golden rule in robotics has been that the more lifelike a creation, the more likely it crosses the line from cute to creepy. But questions are being raised as to whether this is really true.<p>Mick Walters opens a door in his lab and points his computer’s camera towards the small, …

Robot Security Guard Will Watch Old People While They Sleep

A new project aims to teach robots how to work alongside humans.<p>These eyeball-y robots, created by a consortium of European researchers, are designed to learn how to navigate dynamic human environments without running into people, knocking things over, or getting stuck. The "Lindas," as they've …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

When your teacher is a robot

In the 1960s TV show "The Jetsons," youngest son Elroy heads off to school with a robot teacher. While other parts of the futuristic Jetson world …

We can rebuild him, we just need the money

Prosthetics are advancing fast: in just a few decades they've gone from rudimentary tools to high-tech limbs capable of advanced movements. Researchers are now working on ways to integrate prosthetics even more closely with the human body, but there could be one big issue on the horizon: funding. …

16 Useful Things You Can Make With A 3D Printer

While they've come down in price immensely ($400 versus tens of thousands of dollars), there's still the problem of making them appealing to the Average Joe. We have this once-exclusive technology shrunken down to fit on our kitchen counters, and we don't know what to do with them.<p>CGTrader, a …

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Humans tend to trust robots that look human

Most robots are so much more than a pretty face, but <i>most humans</i> don't see them that way. We make snap decisions about a robot's personality, friendliness and abilities — all from the way it looks, even if it's just a projection on a display screen, new research shows.<p>A new study, published in the …

Robotics

Disney’s Software Could Let You 3-D Print Your Own Mechanical Toys

Disney’s interest in bringing the magic of animation to the masses goes beyond moving images and into the physical world.<p>It might be hard to appreciate in the 21st century, but before interactive apps, before CGI, and before cinema, a lot of what we’d call “animated entertainment” consisted of …

Don’t look back — the machines are gaining on you

<b>Robotic machines weld bodies of Kia cars (Reuters/Petr Josek Snr)</b><p>A new report predicts 47 percent of U.S. jobs are at high risk from automation. If there’s a race, we are losing<p>Andrew Leonard<p>September 20, 2013 5:53pm (UTC)<p>A new working paper from researchers at Oxford University poses an important …

Are Robots Going To Kill Your Next Job Or Create It?

Everyone agrees that some jobs for humans will be lost to robots, and some jobs for humans will be made because of our ‘bot overlords. But there’s a growing debate about the math. Let’s crunch the numbers with cyborg hands!<p>This much we know: The robots are coming.<p>Every day there’s a story about a …

Robo-mate exoskeleton under development in Europe

The exoskeleton aims to make it safer for staff to handle heavy weights<p><b>Efforts to develop an exoskeleton for the workplace are under way, backed by EU funds.</b><p>Twelve research institutions from seven European countries are involved in the Robo-mate project, which hopes to test a robotic suit that can …

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The U.S. Military's New Robotic Donkey Will Be More Bulletproof

Boston Dynamics, the innovative engineering company behind the record-breaking Cheetah robot and the jumping sand flea robot, is at it again.<p>The LS3, or Legged Squad Support System, is a futuristic donkey, designed as a pack-mule for soldiers and marines on the march. The large, four-legged …

Scientists create 'light saber' material with photon-binding technique

Photons are usually thought of as ephemeral, massless particles that rarely interact with each other, but a recent discovery by Harvard and MIT professors may force physicists to rethink that assumption. By pumping atoms into a supercooled vacuum chamber, the project created a non-linear quantum …

Mars water surprise in Curiosity rover soil samples

<b>There is a surprising amount of water bound up in the soil of Mars, according to an analysis done onboard the US space agency's (Nasa) Curiosity rover.</b><p>When it heated a small pinch of dirt scooped up from the ground, the most abundant vapour detected was H2O.<p>Curiosity researcher Laurie Leshin and …

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See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic …

Vroom Vroom, Venom!: Spider Man Motorcycle Helmets

These are the custom painted Spider Man and Venom (after the jump) motorcycle helmets made by DONY Custom. They're available on eBay for $430+ …