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Robot arms to help knit replacement human body parts

You might be able to knit a pair of socks, but robots could one day knit you a pair of kidneys. Bioprinters with many arms could coordinate their …

Can a toy robot teach kids computer programming?

Veterans from Apple and Google launch a crowdfunding campaign to find out<p>In late 2012, Vikas Gupta left his job as head of the consumer payments division at Google and set out to discover what he would do with the rest of his life. He'd recently had a daughter, and he knew his next venture would …

The First Look at the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

While getting your hands on the beautiful Lamborghini Veneno is indeed impossible – all three<p>While getting your hands on the beautiful Lamborghini Veneno is indeed impossible – all three production models of the world’s most expensive automobile have already been spoken for – you <i>will</i> have a …

Saudi Arabia: Can start-ups replace oil riches?

Saudi Arabia is awash with money from its vast oil reserves. But one day the petroleum dollars will stop. Can start-ups help transform and sustain its economy?<p>The insular desert Kingdom of Saudi Arabia lacks many things. An adequate supply of fresh water. Alcohol. Cinemas. Women drivers. Bikinis. …

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How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

These are the worst of times for technology

<i>Time for a new Foundry Group video. If you want the backstory, go take a look at the post Foundry Group Announces Major Shift In Investment Strategy. If you just want a break from reality and hopefully a few laughs in the process, enjoy.</i><p><i>The video has more than 100 easter eggs referring to either</i> …

Prosthetic hand paired with brain stimulation gives monkey an artificial sense of touch

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: PNAS, 2013<p>Each year prosthetic limbs become more incredible, whether they allow a wearer to run at Olympic speeds or …

Here’s why it’s legal for Google and Facebook to use your face in ads

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: ThinkStock<p>Social advertising — using a person’s profile to market to others in their social networks — is catching on …

Takahito Iguchi: the visionary who sees beyond Google Glass

A Japanese entrepreneur, Takahito Iguchi, is taking on the tech giant next year with Telepathy One, a device that will focus on real-time visual and audio sharing. In an interview, he talks about his dream of bringing people together<p>The problem with Google Glasses, says Takahito Iguchi, is that …

OmniVision template could lead to more Glass-like wearable displays

Not every tech company can afford to build a head-mounted display from scratch; thanks to OmniVision's new OmniGlass reference design, they won't have to. The template combines a 0.26-inch, 720p liquid crystal on silicon display with a 4-megapixel camera and an imaging chip, giving firms most of …

LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'

Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production of "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays, it's LG Chem's turn to show off what it's doing. …

Elon Musk's Grasshopper rocket makes its highest leap to date

Elon Musk's quest to build a rocket that can be reused after delivering its cargo is getting closer to the atmosphere's upper reaches. A new video from SpaceX shows the Grasshopper rocket reaching its highest point to date: 744 meters. The test flight comes a month after Musk demonstrated the …

These Self-Assembling Blocks Will Make Real-Life Transformers Possible

Imagine 3-D printing, without a 3-D printer. MIT’s robotic M-Blocks could change the landscape of design forever. Here’s how.<p>The M-Blocks, created by John Romanishin at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, are self-assembling robots that move themselves around like magnetic …

Google is working on a top-secret successor to Google Glass

Mary Lou Jepsen has done everything from leading the One Laptop Per Child project to inventing a new kind of computer display, and now she’s sleeping just three hours a night as she races to build a top-secret successor to Google Glass. That’s what she told an audience at MIT’s EmTech conference on …

Google Glass

This Valve demo shows the Steam Controller in action

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Valve<p>In creating the Steam Controller, gaming development company Valve has its work cut out: The hardware needed to …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

One Trillion Sensors Embedded in Humans and Machines by 2020

According to scientists, humanity has begun its next major shift: we are now entering the “Hybrid Age”. Across the entire range of scientific and …

Singularity

This Is The Fastest Zero-Emission Motorcycle

The Mission R gives gas guzzlers a run for their money.<p>Two years ago, engineers at Mission Motors, a California electric-vehicle manufacturer, set their prototype loose at the 2.238-mile Laguna Seca Raceway. The bike clocked a lap time of 1:31.3, nearly 13 seconds faster than any other electric …

Scientists Just Grew Human Heart Tissue That Beats With Total Autonomy

Coming fresh on the heels of the news that scientists are successfully 3D printing live, working, mini human kidneys, a new report in <i>Nature</i> is giving …

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Cubes

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

U-Verse adds live TV streaming via web and iPad now; iPhone and Android later

Following the lead of several other TV providers, AT&T U-verse has launched internet streaming for some of the channels it carries. Subscribers can tune into up to 108 channels while at home, and about 25 while away from home either on Uverse.com or on the U-verse for iPad app. The new iPad app …

5 Infamous Tech Predictions

Today’s technology represents such a serendipitous hodgepodge that it might seem unfair to judge historical figures’ wrong-headed assumptions about the future.<p>But why not?<p>Looking back over tech history gives valuable insights into how past innovation was brought to commercial fruition.<p>Thus, to …

A.I smartwatch is also a standalone Android smartphone (updated)

Smartwatches sure are multiplying faster than rabbits. One of the newest devices hoping to make it to market is the A.I Watch: a companion gadget that's also a standalone Android phone, similar to a Chinese creation we saw in August. According to its developers, you can use the A.I Watch to make …

Google's Open Project mirrors Android apps on any connected touchscreen

Sure, Google already has Chromecast for throwing websites and media to big screens. The company's engineers believe they can go one better, however, with something called the Open Project framework. It's an effort to find a standardized way of mirroring not only content, but also touch inputs on a …