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Flying mini-robot cleaners win design competition

An automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots has been awarded first place in the 2013 Electrolux Design Lab competition.<p>The winning concept, known as 'Mab', is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots. The robots clean surfaces by …

Insert Coin semifinalist: GrowCubes help your produce flourish indoors

This NYC Resistor-designed food system provides just about everything you'll need to grow produce indoors, including rotating shelves that'll assure that plants get the best light possible and an aeroponic spray mist that cuts down on water by 90-percent, eliminates the need for soil and delivers …

Neurio launches on Kickstarter to build an energy aware home

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Picture the connected home of the future — does it have a sensor on everything, or does it make more sense to put a sensor at …

Cyborg insects could map collapsed buildings for first responders

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Backyard Brains<p>When first responders arrive at an emergency situation such as a collapsed building, they enter blind, …

Skully P-1 helmet packs a heads-up display, rear-facing camera and Android to keep motorcyclists safe

Motorcycle helmets are a simple safety measure -- they keep your noggin safe from objects and falls that would otherwise do it harm. But what if your helmet could help prevent you from getting into an accident in the first place? Marcus Weller, founder of Skully, asked just that question, and the …

Boston Dynamics frees its four-legged sprinting robot: Cheetah becomes WildCat (video)

The last time we saw the sprinting "Cheetah" robot, our fear for the future of humanity was soothed slightly by the knowledge that it remained tethered to the offboard hydraulic pumps it relied on for power. Now, Boston Dynamics is taking the chains off of its world record holder and letting the …

At Stanford, carbon nanotubes are the computer

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The first carbon nanotube-based computer is here, hinting at a post-silicon world where computers are faster and more energy …

Researchers recycle plastic bags into carbon nanotubes

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Our world is filled with carbon, which is lucky for manufacturers of emerging carbon materials like graphene and carbon …

Could power plants of the future produce zero emissions?

<b>Could the smoke stack of a power station soon be a thing of the past?</b><p>Today, fossil fuel power stations are usually built with towers that emit vapour as well as greenhouse gases into the air.<p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessMake-It-Yourself: The rise of the micro-manufacturersCould …

Fossil Fuels

Empty F-16 jet tested by Boeing and US Air Force

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Aviation

3D printer duplicates paintings down to the last brush stroke (video)

We've seen 3D printers produce some pretty amazing things, but nothing quite like this. Tim Zaman, a Dutch researcher, has reportedly developed a 3D duplication technique capable of capturing incredible detail, such as brush strokes and other textures on a painting. With a captured image on hand, …

Precision strike

IN THE last 100 years antibiotics have saved millions of lives. However, they are indiscriminate weapons: they kill useful bacteria, such as those in …

Skyonic to soon start construction on large carbon capture plant in Texas

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Startup Skyonic — which develops technology that turns carbon emissions from power plants and factories into substances like …

Tomorrow's cities: What's it like to live in a smart city?

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Smart Cities

Slo-mo mojo

FLIES live shorter lives than elephants. Of that there is no doubt. But from a fly’s point of view, does its life actually seem that much shorter? …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

MakerBot Digitizer eyes-on

This ain't the same Digitizer we saw back at South by Southwest. The prototype that was unveiled in Austin back in March looked an awful lot like those early generation MakerBot printers, borrowing heavily from the plywood aesthetic that seemed to imply that its creators had built the thing with …

Qualcomm joins Wireless Power Consortium board, sparks hope for A4WP and Qi unification

Qualcomm, the founding member of Alliance for Wireless Power (or A4WP in short), made a surprise move today by joining the management board of the rival Wireless Power Consortium (or WPC), the group behind the already commercially available Qi standard. This is quite an interesting development …

Tesla's 'autopilot' car project targets 90 percent of miles driven, three years from now

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has discussed the company's ambitions to build a self-driving car on more than one occasion, and now he's revealed a bit more about its plans. After reports today about a job listing for an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Controls Engineer, he spoke to the <i>Financial Times</i> and …

First grid-scale compressed air battery now operational

Compressed air batteries have long promised truly clean energy storage, but they haven't scaled large enough in recent years to be viable companions to renewable power sources. That changes now that SustainX has switched on the first modern air battery large enough to join an electrical grid. The …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

Advertisement<p>182 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. …

Mischief managed: researchers produce an invisibility cloak in just 15 minutes

Grab your Marauder's Map and get ready to roll. Researchers at Zhejiang University in China have pioneered a new, time-efficient method of producing real world invisibility cloaks made out of Teflon. While it isn't the first time we've come across an invisibility cloak, it is the first to make use …

Hampton Creek now selling plant-based eggs at Whole Foods in California

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom / Katie Fehrenbacher<p>Startup Hampton Creek is now selling its plant-based egg products at Whole Foods in …

Entering the new age of robotics

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Robotics

Disney develops 'magical' device to make fingertips sing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1009000/1009351_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524717179_a0bd935e9265398433d069d624dce7dc<p><b>Disney has developed a device to transmit sound through the human body.</b><p>The Ishin-Den-Shin technology uses a standard microphone to record audio …

Walt Disney Company

Open Hand Project makes robotic prosthetics much more accessible

A Bristol-based roboticist has developed a robotic prosthetic hand using 3D-printed components that costs as little as £650, which is much cheaper …

Cota by Ossia hopes to charge your phone wirelessly, no contact required

We've all heard of wireless charging before, but most solutions still require your phone to come in touch with a base station. Well, Cota is a technology that aims to power your mobile device <i>completely</i> wirelessly -- without any physical contact at all. Hatem Zeine, a physicist and CEO of Ossia Inc, …

Robotic surgery is growing, but complications might be underreported

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Intuitive Surgical<p>Robots can make better surgeons than humans, especially when it comes to accessing hard-to-reach …