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New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

Energy harvesting chips: The next big thing for a connected world

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>If you can imagine a world of connected sensors embedded in walls, roads and consumer goods you probably don’t want to imagine …

Robots Are Already Figuring Out Your Personality

All the better to make you comfortable.<p>I worked at a university donations call center for a while in college. I asked graduates (a lot of graduates) for money (usually not a lot of money).<p>By and large, people were friendlier than you'd expect, considering I'd be calling them at 9:30 p.m. and …

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Watch An Army Robot Fire A Machine Gun

There is no possible way this goes wrong.<p>Giving missiles to flying robots is so passé. The new hotness, demonstrated by the HDT Protector above, is handing machine guns to ground robots. This past weekend, four companies tested machine-gun-firing 'bots during an event at Fort Benning in Georgia.<p>The …

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Charting the start of the robot century in pictures

The 1950s promised we'd all have our own <i>Jetsons</i>-style house robots by the beginning of the 21st century. We might not be there yet — Roombas don't count — but robots are playing an increasingly important role in human society at large. <i>The Atlantic</i> has compiled a photo essay with some of the most …

Government agencies invest $38 million in human-friendly robots

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: F.Schmidt<p>The National Robot Initiative launched in 2011 to encourage the development of robots that can augment human …

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 …

Screw Teaching Your Kids–Get This Robot Instead

By Ciara Byrne6 minute Read<p>Less than 3% of graduates in the U.S. graduate with a degree in Computer Science and that figure has been dropping for the …

A Night With The World's Greatest Robot Bartenders

With robots and alcohol together, what could possibly go wrong?<p>Revelers sipped into the future last weekend at BarBot 2013.75. The event, part of Bay Area Science Week, gathered the greatest in cocktail robotics in a basement event space in downtown San Francisco. This recent exhibition spread over …

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Will self-driving cars mean the end of highway fatalities?

Study says autonomous vehicles would curb the number of roadway fatalities by at least 40 percent<p>Autonomous cars are coming, slowly but surely. Over the past several years, automakers (and Google, of course) have unveiled an array of self-driving technologies, with some promising to deliver …

DARPA developing drone-mounted lasers to shoot down missiles

The research and development arm of the US Department of Defense plans to establish drone-mounted laser weapons, a scheme referred to as ‘Project …

The Cyborg Foundation: we urge you to become part-machine

Moon Ribas and Neil Harbisson from The Cyborg Foundation urged the audience at Pioneers Festival to consider experimenting with cyborgism.<p>Both Ribas …

Design contest: Students envision appliances of future

An army of tiny flying robots won the big prize at this year's Electrolux Design Lab competition, an annual contest for futuristic home appliances hosted by the Swedish appliance maker.<p>For Mab, an automated household system that cleans the home with hundreds of flying robots armed with drops of …

These Robots Will Save Your Life When Disaster Strikes

Search-and-rescue operations are delicate, time-sensitive, and intense. That's why researchers are always looking for new ways to unload some of the …

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$35k 'affordable' robot is powered by Ubuntu, controlled by PS3 controller - ExtremeTech

$35k ‘affordable’ robot is powered by Ubuntu, controlled by PS3 controller<p>By on October 23, 2013 at 9:31 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Evena's smart glasses offer nurses a through-the-skin view of patients' veins (video)

It's not always easy for nurses to find the right vein for an intravenous drip -- the target vessels are sometimes hidden below the skin. Evena Medical's new Eyes-On smart glasses may make those injections a little easier. The Moverio-based eyewear overlays a 3D blood vessel map on the patient, …

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Quantum Computing

Moore’s Law describes the phenomenon that makes this year’s computer more capable and less expensive than last year’s. But it won’t go on forever. While engineers have come up with various schemes to keep it rolling, quantum computing is the best hope for extending it indefinitely. The concept has …

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Holographic Displays

Movies are filled with big, bright 3D holographic images. Whether it is Tom Cruise manipulating items out of thin air in <i>Minority Report</i> or Robert Downey Jr. going all mad scientist in <i>Iron Man</i>, 3D images have little real-world equivalent.<p>We can dream though.<p>Holographic and more advanced volumetric …

Details of 1st private manned Mars mission revealed

A nonprofit space exploration group revealed exactly how it plans to launch two married astronauts on an ambitious manned flyby mission to the Red Planet by early 2018, a scenario that would involve NASA and federal funding along with a healthy dose of the pioneering spirit.<p>The Inspiration Mars …

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Artificial Intelligence

There is no more powerful concept in futurist writings then the notion of artificial intelligence. The ability for humans to create machine-based life that thinks on its own and acts on its own has the potential to make our lives dramatically better – or worse, depending on what kind of science …

Time Machines: Say 01100011 01101000 01100101 01100101 01110011 01100101!

<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>Today the world can easily be captured in 1s and 0s for our viewing pleasure. The hardware behind this capability all started as a DIY lab …

Happy birthday, Nikola Tesla: thanks for the electricity

Happy birthday, Nikola Tesla - although you aren't alive today, having died in poverty on 7 January 1943 (having been born on 10 July 1856). Perhaps you're spinning in your grave - which might be possible if some of the inventions inspired by your work on electromagnetism and forces are being …

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Tesla's affordable Model 3 has been trapped in development hell for what seems like ages now, and in an interview with CBS's Gayle King, CEO Elon Musk offered a little more insight into how the production process has fallen short. While escorting King through the company's Fremont, California-based …

8 ingenious ways of generating electricity

A world of increasing energy demands and diminishing resources must necessarily seek novel sources of power.<p>Renewable energy has been a perennially …

Renewable Energy

Explorers

Fieldwork Map<p>Get to know the people and projects we’ve funded around the world.<p>Empowering Explorers<p>Every year we give out hundreds of grants to bold people with transformative ideas. These grant recipients are–and have always been–the heart and soul of what we do.<p>We honor the most outstanding …

Strange Reason Why Report Says Four Military Engineers Committed Suicide

Between 2006 and 2007, four Turkish engineers who worked for a military contracting company committed what the Hurriyet Daily News described as “suspicious suicides.” Now the Turkish newspaper states an official report has potentially linked the suicides to one thing: telekinesis.<p>The report given …

This Is NASA's New Solar-Electric Propulsion Engine

NASA has posted an image of its new solar-electric propulsion thruster, which uses xenon ions for propulsion.<p>The engine in the photo, blue with the …

The basics of low voltage circuit breakers | EEP

Need for Circuit Protection / Current and Temperature<p>Current flow in a conductor always generates <i>heat</i>. The greater the current flow, the hotter the …