Christian Dennis

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MIT's Cheetah Robot Now Second Fastest Legged Robot

The MIT Cheetah now runs at a speed of 22 km/h (13.67 mph). The robot was developed by the MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab. Boston Dynamics built a much …

Arduino Robot launches at Maker Faire, we go hands-on (video)

There's a new kid on the Arduino block, and it's called the Arduino Robot. Launched yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area, it's the company's first product that extends beyond single microcontroller boards. The Roomba-like design, which we first saw in November 2011, is the result of a collaboration …

What the Future Looks Like Inside SRI: the Lab that Brought us Siri

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace, is working on a book with Shel Israel about the how sensors, wearable computers, and other technologies will change our future, titled “Age of Context.” That got them invited to visit SRI International, Silicon Valley’s most</i> …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

No cellphone, no Wi-Fi: Living in America's quietest place

<b>By Kevin Monahan, Producer, NBC News</b><p>GREEN BANK, W.Va. – Every week, Chuck Niday patrols Green Bank, W.Va., in a vehicle that looks a bit like something out of the movie “Mad Max,” aiming to protect the largest steerable radio telescope in the world.<p>He searches for sources of interference, which can …

New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster

Chemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively …

Dear Schools: Stop Treating Science-Curious Kids Like Criminals

We shouldn't punish students who are trying to understand how their world works.<p>On April 22, Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old public school student in Bartow, Florida did what any kid with an ounce of curiosity does: She performed an experiment. Like many acts of science, however, it didn't go as …

Are Those North Korean Long-Range Missiles For Real?

When President Obama met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday, one item was high on the agenda: how to handle North Korea, which has in recent months threatened to strike both countries.<p>Obama called such threats "a dead end."<p>"We remain open to North Korea taking a peaceful path of …

Ori Allon Has Hired 63 Ex-Googlers, Twitter Employees, And Harvard MBAs To Solve New York's Biggest Headache

One week after Google met Ori Allon in a tiny, server-crammed office in Sydney, the young developer had a first-class ticket to Mountain View.<p>Allon, then 26, had created and patented a search algorithm that was used by his peers at UNSW instead of Google. On Orion, users could pull up search …

Real Estate

How to Explain Bitcoin to a 7-Year-Old

I’ve been explaining how Bitcoins work since 2010. Here is the simplest analogy I’ve discovered that explains transactions, anonymity, and coin …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

Google Glass

Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

The Coolest and Most Terrifying Biomimetic Robots | WIRED

Building a better bot sometimes means looking outside the shop for inspiration. Borrowing from the characteristics and abilities of insects, birds, …

We know who you are: the scary new technology of iris scanners

Last month, a company called AOptix unveiled its latest creation, pitched as a game-changer in the world of iris recognition. In less grandiose terms, it's basically an iPhone case for cops, providing military-grade biometric scanning on the move. The AOptix shell is built to provide everything an …

Researchers Build Digital Camera Inspired by Bug Eyes

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed digital camera technology that mimics the eyes of bugs, such as …

Chinese Scientists Create New Mutant Bird-Flu Virus

In nature, some strains of the influenza virus are highly lethal while others jump easily from person to person. What public health officials fear …

Finding Happiness and the Science Behind it

Everybody longs for happiness, but it seems like a hidden treasure.<p>One way or another—consciously or unconsciously, directly or indirectly—everything …

Happiness

RoboBees: Harvard Researchers Develop Robotic Insects

Harvard researchers have built tiny insect-sized robots. They have also demonstrated the first test flights of the tiny robots, which are half the …

DARPA's Dexterous New ARM-H Robotic Hand

DARPA released this new video of its new dexterous robotic hand. The ARM-H robotic hand was developed for DARPA's Autonomous Robotic Manipulation …

Graphene paint could power homes of the future

Houses could be painted with a new super-material that generates electricity from sunlight and can even change colour on request, following new research.<p>Scientists at the University of Manchester used wafers of graphene, the discovery of which won researchers a Nobel Prize, with thin layers of …

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