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Micro-scallop robots can swim through your blood, eyeballs

November 21st, 2014 at 3:34 pm » Comments Off

A micro-scallop robot is only a fraction of a millimeter in size. Simplicity is important when designing robots on the micro or nano scale (like, small enough to fit inside your body). There just isn’t room for complex motors or actuation systems. There’s barely room for any electronics whatsoever, not to mention batteries, which is […]

Bionic Bird: A flying bird-shaped drone controlled with your smartphone

November 20th, 2014 at 4:49 pm » Comments Off

Bionic Bird Bionic Bird isn’t a bird or a plane. Bionic Bird is a bird-shaped drone. This new mechanical bird, due to land this December, will be app controlled, using a Bluetooth 4.0 link to support 100 meters of remote controlled flight from your smartphone or tablet. (Videos)    

The Krossblade SkyCruiser flying car transforms from helicopter to plane in mid-air

November 20th, 2014 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Krossblade SkyCruiser A new flying car, the Krossblade SkyCruiser, is not like any other flying car.  While folding wings are pretty common among these car/plane prototypes, the SkyCruiser has a Transformer-like power to reconfigure itself in mid-air. (Video)  

How the NFL uses Zebra Technologies’ RFID chips to track everything on the field but the ball

November 19th, 2014 at 7:30 pm » Comments Off

RFID tags can be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips are usually used as security tags on clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from Zebra […]

Lowe’s introduces robotic sales assistants to help customers

November 18th, 2014 at 2:54 pm » Comments Off

The robots have been dubbed OSHbots. Robots are coming to Lowe’s. The company is testing whether new robots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail. (Video)    

Slovakia’s AeroMobil unveils a flying car

November 15th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

AreoMobil At the Pioneers Festival in Vienna last month, AeroMobil, a Slovakian startup, unveiled the thing that we have all been dreaming about since we saw that first episode of the Jetsons while still wearing diapers: The flying car. (Pics and video)    

Futuristic windowless plane would let passengers see the world around them

November 14th, 2014 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

A concept image of the interior cabin of a windowless plane. If a window seat on a flight makes you nervous,  you might want to avoid a new kind of plane that could fly in as soon as a decade. (Video)    

Will we have any privacy when everyday objects are connected to the Internet of Things?

November 9th, 2014 at 8:48 am » Comments Off

Consumers who are wary of privacy can  take some comfort in the settings tab of our smartphones or browsers, which allow us to tell a device not to track our location or monitor what we are reading. But what can they do when the internet-connected device is inside their body or mounted on a city lamp-post? (Video)   […]

Top 9 TED talks on the future of tomorrow

November 3rd, 2014 at 2:05 pm » Comments Off

TED talks have become an integral forum in airing ideas about tomorrow’s world, and how the likes of transport and energy will be revolutionized in the future. Here are nine of the most thought-provoking discussions on what the transformation of tomorrow will entail. (Videos)    

40,000 fans pack South Korean stadium to watch people play video games

November 2nd, 2014 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

League of Legends World Championship match. At South Korea’s World Cup Stadium in October, drums thundered, pyrotechnics exploded and fans banged red and white thundersticks for a world championship title worth a cool $1 million. (Video)    

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