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Google's "Quantum Computing Playground" lets you fiddle with quantum algorithms

Google has just launched a new web-based integrated development environment (IDE) that allows users to write, run and debug software that makes use …

Leap Motion's latest motion tracking tech can see your joints

The Leap Motion controller is a curious little motion sensor, but it isn't always easy to use. The hand-sensing tech has a tendency to lose sight of where your fingers are and almost every application that uses it has its own learning curve. Soon, that might change -- today Leap is launching the …

At Harvard, swarming robots that mimic termites

Ask 100 robotics scientists why they're inspired to create modern-day automatons and you may get 100 different answers.<p>For a team at Harvard University, it's termites.<p>"Not the ones around here that destroy buildings, but the ones on other continents that build ... mounds more than 40 feet tall," …

Nasa would speak out if private manned missions to Mars too risky

Nasa says it will not regulate private missions to land people on Mars but would offer advice if it felt lives were in danger<p>It’s like an interplanetary re-telling of the famous tortoise and hare story. Nasa and the world’s other space agencies are pursuing a careful, long-winded programme aimed at …

NASA is go for 2016 Mars lander

New Mars InSight mission is focused downward and inward, on Mars’ core, mantle and crust. It’ll even probe Mars’ interior.<p>NASA and its international …

littleBits: Easy Electronics For Rocket Engineers To-Be

<i>Don't tell me how to live.</i><p>File Under: Real Reasons to Have Kids. If you're not already familiar, littleBits is a source for super simple …

Mars Rover

For Minority-Report-like Interface, Just Add Water. Or Actually, Fog

I'm definitely among those who have been waiting for Minority Report-like gesturing to become a reality. While light beams on desks and walls seems …

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Microsoft’s (MSFT) neophyte CEO Satya Nadella held an event in San Francisco Tuesday, his third public appearance in three weeks. Unlike his last outing, to unveil Microsoft’s Office app for the iPad, the daylong affair didn’t get much attention, most likely because it was focused on enterprise …

Watch Google test its 3D-sensing phones on robots in zero gravity

Wonder what Google's Project Tango-equipped SPHERES robots will look like when they're in action aboard the International Space Station? The company is more than happy to show you. It has posted video of a recent test that took the machines on a zero gravity simulation flight to see how the 3D …

The robots of the future won't look anything like the Terminator

Andy Marchese has a lot of fish tanks but no fish food — his fish prefer batteries and compressed air. On a recent Monday, Marchese conducted an out-of-water demonstration of Bubbles, a pool-green silicone fish that sways its tail as cavities on each side of its body alternately inflate, creating a …

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Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

Staples aims to bring 3-D printing to the masses - Behind the Storefront - MarketWatch

Jen Seron, a 45-year-old artist from New York, walked into a Midtown Manhattan Staples store with her son on Thursday afternoon, eager to check out …

SociBot: the 'social robot' that knows how you feel

If Skype and FaceTime aren't giving you enough of the human touch, you could soon be talking face to rubbery face with your loved ones, thanks to SociBot, a creepy “social robot” that can imitate your friends.<p>“It's like having a real presence in the room,” says Nic Carey, research co-ordinator at …

If you like Legos and robots, you will love TinkerBots

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>Kinematics CEO Matthias Bürger snaps block after block together. Within 30 seconds, he has formed them …

MIT Professor: Here's The Good News About How Technology And Robotics Are Changing The American Workforce

On Friday, the pair were in Manhattan for a talk sponsored by MIT's Sloan School Of Management to summarize their findings. We caught up with McAfee for a Q&A.<p><b>Business Insider: What is the story that people may have missed from your book?</b><p><b>Andrew McAfee:</b> People still want to, for good reasons, …

Samsung says it is closer to flexible electronics after graphene breakthrough

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Samsung and an affiliated laboratory say they have grown large-scale, impurity free graphene, an important step …

How IBM Is Using Watson And An Innovative Workspace To Crunch Big Data For Big Solutions

At the Accelerated Discovery Lab, the company is trying to create “strategic serendipity,” with an open workplace and lots of cross-collaboration (and, of course, a genius super computer). The first task: Finding new cancer drugs.<p>IBM loves Big Data. The bigger it gets, the more servers, storage, …

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This Robot Kangaroo Can Pretty Much Hop Forever

A German company has successfully emulated the jumping behavior of the kangaroo in robot form, the company said.<p>The bionic kangaroo has self-charging …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

LG and Samsung gear up for the next bout of flexible display tech

Samsung and LG are on the cutting edge of what could become a popular future trend – curved and flexible display smartphones. The two companies have already released their first generation curved displays, the LG G Flex and the Samsung Galaxy Round. We conducted our own comparison between the two …

Robots Teach Each Other How To Play Pac-Man

Next, they'll be your sensei.<p>Here's a slight improvement to drunkenly shouting over your friend's shoulder while they play a round of Pac-Man at the bar: Researchers at Washington State University have created computer programs that teach each other how to play Pac-Man.<p>In a new study, the …

U.S. Navy's Robot Firefighters Prepare for a Test Run

A former United States naval vessel will be set on fire this August, and the Navy will send robots to put out the blaze.<p>The Navy is testing robots …

Mind-bending Installation at TED Helps You Find Your Social Soulmate

The lucky people who were able to attend this year's TED conference in Vancouver, which started March 17 and ends today, got to experience a mind-bending installation that helped them find their social soulmate. Experiential marketing agency MKG collaborated with artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle …

Drones Are SO Over: Meet MIT's Creepy Autonomous Robot Fish

New technology usually makes waves when it's flashy, but this project from MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory takes place ominously <i>under</i> the waves. …

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This Font Was Designed By A Robot Practicing Calligraphy

Robosans is a new font that was created by a disembodied robot arm.<p>We’ve seen robots that can walk, talk, sing, write music, and more. Thanks to graphic designer Mostafa El Abasiry, we now have Robosans, a font you can download to your computer that was made using a disembodied robot arm. It’s a …