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Foosball Robot Will Kick Your Ass

August 30th, 2016 at 6:43 am » Comments Off

As we steadily march toward our own obsolescence by designing machines that are better than us at everything from surgery to driving Uber taxis, humans have had to take solace in the fact that, while the robo-apocalypse may be immanent, at least our robotic overlords would never be able to beat us at foosball.



Facebook launching PC gaming platform

August 29th, 2016 at 6:06 am » Comments Off

Facebook’s gaming aspirations didn’t stop with Farmville and its $2 billion Oculus VR acquisition. Nope, the social network is also launching a dedicated PC gaming platform today. Said platform will lean heavily on developers using the ubiquitous Unity game engine, according to a release from the company. The partnership’s first project is admittedly developer-centric, but […]



Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet in Pittsburgh This Month

August 28th, 2016 at 6:59 am » Comments Off

Near the end of 2014, Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick flew to Pittsburgh on a mission: to hire dozens of the world’s experts in autonomous vehicles. The city is home to Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics department, which has produced many of the biggest names in the newly hot field. Sebastian Thrun, the […]



There’s a Dog Version of Airbnb, Uber and Almost Every Other Service You Use

August 27th, 2016 at 6:43 am » Comments Off

Casper is the latest startup to chase the pet market. You may have heard of Casper, the flashy startup that’s been credited with “waking up” the sleepy mattress industry by selling direct-to-consumer. Casper, as you probably guessed, makes mattresses for humans.



This tiny solar-powered device kills 99.999 percent of bacteria

August 26th, 2016 at 8:36 am » Comments Off

Water is our most precious resource. We may take this for granted, in developed regions but some 2.8 billion people around the world are affected by the scarcity of clean drinking water. A tiny new device may help change that. Developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator at Stanford University, the device is […]



Nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision

August 26th, 2016 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours. This way of injecting medication ensures the optimal targeting […]



Introducing the Doohan EV3 iTank 3-Wheeled Electric Scooter

August 26th, 2016 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

With its powerful motor and unique 3-wheeled design, Doohan EV3 iTank electric scooter is able to deal with both city streets and gravel roads, and charming appearance makes you become the focus on the road.



Virtual Reality ‘Sunglasses’ Launching This Year

August 25th, 2016 at 8:41 am » Comments Off

Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for virtual reality headsets the size of “normal-looking glasses” may well be realized 10 years ahead of schedule after a Chinese firm announced plans to release lightweight goggles later this year. VR startup Dlodlo said its V1 headset would “redefine” virtual reality glasses when it is released in October, leaving behind the […]



China working on hypersonic spaceplane with horizontal takeoff

August 25th, 2016 at 8:16 am » Comments Off

China is planning to take space exploration to a new level, as it develops a new “spaceplane” that could take off from a runway and fly at hypersonic speed before blasting into space and back. The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CATSC) is behind the project of a plane/spacecraft hybrid that will travel back […]



Space Mining Company Plans to Launch Asteroid-Surveying Spacecraft by 2020

August 22nd, 2016 at 7:46 am » Comments Off

Artist’s rendering of Prospector-1, which is expected to launch by the end of the decade. The water-powered spacecraft will visit an asteroid and assess its potentially mineable resources. Within a few years, the first commercial mining mission beyond Earth’s orbit could be underway. Asteroid mining company Deep Space Industries has announced that it will be sending a […]



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