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How do you type on an Apple iWatch? With Carnegie Mellon’s ZoomBoard, of course!

By on May 1, 2013 at 11:11 am<p>Though the only information the public currently has about smartwatches is that various big-name companies, such as …

Carnegie Mellon University

The future of cars is autopilot, not self-driving, according to Elon Musk

By on May 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm<p>Much ado has been made recently about Google’s focus on developing consumer-friendly self-driving cars in the next five …

Tesla

MIT creates autonomous flat-pack furniture assembling IKEABot

By on May 8, 2013 at 9:10 am<p>You might not’ve realized it as you groggily rolled out of bed this morning, but you are now living in the future: …

Aging, cryonics, and the quest for immortality

By on May 8, 2013 at 10:36 am<p>Progeria is a disease generally referred to as “premature aging.” Children afflicted with this terrible genetic …

Singularity

Exoskeleton turns plants into faunaborgs so they can autonomously seek sunlight and water

By on May 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm<p>If you don’t have a backyard — or have one that doesn’t get enough light — it might be too much of a hassle to fit caring …

Exoskeletons

Creating the first virtual organisms: the OpenWorm digital life project

By on May 10, 2013 at 7:33 am<p>If you ever walked into a bait shop and asked for a bag of self-hooking worms, the attendant would probably look at you …

What you can learn from the NSA’s declassified guide to online spying

By on May 10, 2013 at 11:45 am<p>The National Security Agency has just declassified a disarmingly written document called “Untangling the Web: A Guide …

Pitches with Prototypes: Moti

MAKE’s 2013 Hardware Innovation Workshop is only a few days away and I’m really looking forward to the event, especially the “pitches with prototypes” contest. One of the entrants is Nicholas Stedman of Moti. He is trying to make robotics easy for “Designers, Developers & Devious Kids” with his …

Citizen Astronaut and Space Hacker Workshop – Highlights

If I’m going to wake up at 6am and drive two hours to a workshop, I don’t think it’s too much to ask to see something mind-blowing. Which explains why I visited the Citizen Astronaut and Space Hacker Workshop at Hacker Dojo, right across the street from NASA Ames Research Center. Iif there’s any …

FIRST Robotics Competition 2013

Founded in 1992, the FIRST Robotics Competition now spans multiple continents and includes over 45,000 students from over 2,000 high schools. Wow!<p>OK that’s impressive, but “What is FIRST?” you might ask. The acronym is “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” and the program …

Maker of World’s Most Boring Car Stops Making Cars

Coda Automotive’s uninspired EV failed to rouse customer interest.<p>The U.S. Department of Energy is being criticized for lending large sums of money …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Facebook Will Make the Most Popular App for Google Glass

Facebook’s CEO has signalled interest in Google’s wearable computer, and the social network’s app would likely be as popular as it is on other …

Google Glass

Brooklyn Developer Offers Up His Personal Data on Kickstarter

A man data mined himself to fund an app that helps others sell their own personal data.<p>Software developer Federico Zannier has data-mined himself, …

Personal Data