Craig Bliss

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"Da Gou", China's Own Big Dog Robot

Two years ago, Boston Dynamic's four legged Big Dog robot was recruited as the U.S. Army's Legged Squad Support System (LS3) tech demonstrator. But in the meantime, China has not been standing still in the field of bionic robots. At a late August expo on unmanned technologies, NORINCO provided the …

Robotics

A Startup Is Tackling One Of The Biggest Problems With Wearable Devices— Battery Life

But these types of devices haven't really caught on with mainstream consumers yet.<p>Battery life has proven to be one of the biggest problems surrounding most smart watches and wearable displays like Google Glass.<p>Early reviews of Google Glass, for example, indicated that it could only last for about …

Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs

Expect no less than a monster price for this crazy machine<p>Apple's new "trash can" Mac Pro is pretty wild, but Alienware might have just snatched back the title for craziest desktop PC with its new Area-51. Gone is the rectangular tower desktop of old — in its place, Alienware's made a funky, …

Even The NSA Likes Final Fantasy

Spies are people just like the rest of us, and just like the rest of us, some of them probably like video games. Which games? Well, according to some …

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life—aging

One scientist believes the secret of aging lies within "Syndrome X."<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer aging since he was a 26-year-old …

What happens when smart guns mix with Google Glass

A Glass app created by rifle-maker Tracking Point lets shooters hit targets "around corners, from unsupported positions, behind the back, to the side, and over barricades."<p>As if shooting targets at impossibly long distances wasn't enough, smart rifle-maker Tracking Point announced Wednesday that …

Google Glass

Dead and buried: Microsoft's holy war on open-source software

Q&A: Years ago, Microsoft's CEO described open source as a cancer. Times have changed. Just ask 22-year Redmond veteran and open-source proponent Mark Hill.<p>Time was when Microsoft executives thought nothing about publicly dissing open-source software as distinctly un-American.<p>Everyone has their pet …

Red Hat

7 Reasons Why Retro Gamers Will Love The RetroN 5 Console (list/video)

I’m from a different era of gaming. Particularly the Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros. days. I think I still even have my old school Nintendo …

Man makes home-made X-Men Wolverine claws in garage

Plumber and garage inventor Colin Furze shows off his latest, terrifying, invention - home-made Wolverine claws<p>Colin Furze is a plumber by day and garage inventor by night.<p>And with his latest invention, you certainly wouldn't want to cross him in a dark alleyway.<p>Furze, 32, has come up with …

Homemade

These Solar Roads Could Power The Entire Country

The founders of the Solar Roadways project want to cover every highway in thick, LED-lit glass.<p>There are nearly 18,000 square miles of roads in the U.S., an area that’s bigger than the entire states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts combined. By some estimates, there are also as many as 2 billion …

New PlayStation Vita was designed with continuous hours of play in mind

When designing the new, slimmer PlayStation Vita, handheld planners and designers Taichi Nokuo and Mika Nagae paid special attention to the system's buttons and comfort level, according to a recent Q&A on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Speaking about the handheld's concept, Nagae — part of the strategy and …

ZTE Open C goes on sale with latest version of Firefox OS

The ZTE Open C is now on sale, and should make for a decent first smartphone for anyone yet to make the jump.<p>The 4-inch handset comes with a 1.2GHz …

Mobile Technology

Why iOS vs. Android no longer matters

It's supposed to be the greatest rivalry in modern technology, but when I switched from Apple to Android, I noticed a distinct lack of drama.<p>I know my way around the iPhone as well as I know my own living room. In fact, I know it a little better than my living room, since for the last few years …

Apps

Wireless electricity? It's here

Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.<p>Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils -- the kind you'd see if you cracked open the back of your freezer.<p>She …

5 best N64 emulators for Android

The Nintendo 64 was in a class all on its own. It was one of the last consoles ever to use cartridges and featured some legendary games such as Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 007 Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Fable, and Pokemon Stadium. Now you can play those classics on your Android devices. Let’s …

NASA's Journey to Mars #NextGiantLeap

As we develop and test the new tools of 21st century spaceflight on the human Path to Mars, we once again will change the course of history.

Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google is working on smart contact lenses, and two patents secured last week suggest the company is taking the idea seriously. The company is working on contacts with embedded cameras, as well as lenses aimed at diabetics who need to constantly monitor their blood sugar levels.<p>In the latter …

A star's early chemistry shapes life-friendly atmospheres

If methanol is spotted, a next step would be to see where it occurs and study how it forms. In all likelihood, the molecule would form on the surface …

Neil deGrasse Tyson - We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 1) (Quieter music)

Red stars and big bulges: How black holes shape galaxies

(Phys.org) —The universe we can see is made up of billions of galaxies, each containing anywhere from hundreds of thousands to hundreds of billions …

The Triangulum Galaxy (M33) that is about 3 million light-years away from Earth. Among its most distinctive features are ionized hydrogen clouds, which are massive regions of starbirth. Read more: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/y4nx

Spacewalkers Zip Through Tasks To Fix Broken Computer

<i>UPDATE, 11:42 a.m. EDT: Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson finished their spacewalk in just 1 hour and 36 minutes, nearly an hour faster than what</i> …

Telescope apps help amateurs hunt for exoplanets

People around the world are being invited to learn how to hunt for planets, using two new online apps devised by scientists at the University of …

NASA’s Developing a Stylish New Spacesuit for Mars

• Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<br>• Date of Publication: 04.22.14. 04.22.14<br>• Time of Publication: 3:30 pm. 3:30 pm<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

Mars Missions Could Make Humanity a Multi-Planet Species, NASA Chief Says

In order for humanity to survive into the distant future, we need to visit and learn how to survive on other worlds, according to NASA chief Charles …

Space Science