Roberto Bolognesi Monteiro

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Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

Estradas que brilham no escuro enfim se tornaram realidade na Holanda

O conceito de ruas que brilham no escuro é algo tão simples em infraestrutura de segurança que é até estranho que não tenham sido implementadas em …

Google compra empresa fabricante de drones, e isso é um pouco assustador

O <i>Wall Street Journal</i> acabou de confirmar que o Google vai comprar a Titan Aerospace, a mesma start-up de drones de altitude elevada que negociou com …

New Photo of Alleged iPhone 6 Manufacturing Mold Hints at 4.7-Inch Display

Over the weekend, several photos surfaced reportedly showing details on manufacturing molds for the iPhone 6. While the manufacturing mold photos left it unclear as to the size of the device body it would yield, a new photo shared by <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> [Google Translate] shows a nearly identical mold …

Biometric Startup Quixter Demos Pay-By-Palm Tech

NFC for mobile payments has struggled with adoption. Not least because the user needs to have an NFC-enabled phone in order to be able to make these contactless payments — in addition to the retailer itself being set up to accept NFC payments.<p>Well, here’s an alternative payment technology that …

Facebook 'prepares money transfer service'

Report claims social network to target emerging markets with e-money<p>Facebook is preparing a push into financial services, according to a report, with tools for members to store and send money online.<p>The social network has applied to Irish authorities for a licence that would allow it to provide …

Scientists are studying evolutionary concepts with robot mice

Studying evolution is tricky -- it's a process that happens over countless generations and thousands of years, but the men tasked with studying it live less than a century. Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have found one way around the problem: robots. OIST's Dr. …

Google buys Titan Aerospace to make more drones for Project Loon

It’s a drone-buying spree, and Google is the latest to make a purchase.<p>It reportedly just agreed to purchase high-altitude drone maker Titan Aerospace for an unspecified amount.<p>The search (and tons of other technologies) giant said today that it will be purchasing the company, whose drones are …

Japan Company To Give Maglev Tech To U.S. For Free

Might we get levitating train tech any time soon?<p>The Japanese rail operator JR Tokai said it would not charge the US to license its proprietary "maglev" technology, which allows trains to hover about 4 inches (10 centimeters) above tracks and travel at speeds of 310 mph (500 kph), according to …

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Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood<p>It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones.<p>But the production of blood on an industrial scale …

Moon-Day! Skywatchers Catch a ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse and Mars

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years turned the moon into a cosmic red ball early Tuesday —and there's still more to come.<p>Total lunar eclipses occur when Earth is positioned precisely between the sun and the full moon. Because of the tilt of the moon's orbit, total eclipses don't …

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