Mark Cuban invests in PowerPot. The PowerPot is an awesome device that charges your phone by boiling water in a pot. The device has just become the next hot thing, thanks to its appearance on ABC’s hit reality show, “Shark Tank.” (Video)
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Pocket Printer Most pocket-sized printers are really just smaller versions of what you’d see on your desk. But, Zuta Labs’ upcoming Pocket Printer robot may liven things up a little. Instead of using an old-fashioned paper feed, it runs over the page laying grayscale ink. This Roomba-like approach isn’t just a party trick, though. Besides leading to a very portable design, […]
Dolphins are believed to be one of the most intelligent animal species on the planet. Scientists have developed a working translator that can take dolphin sounds and turn them into spoken English. The translator called CHAT (Cetacean Hearing and Telemeintry), takes the whistling sounds that dolphins make to communicate, and matches them to a known database of meanings. […]
Yan Qu and Clement Cid spend a lot more time thinking about poop than your average academics. The pair, both at Caltech, are part of a team working on what could be the future of bathrooms: a self-cleaning, solar-powered toilet that turns human waste into hydrogen and fertilizer.
The glasses are designed to make it easy for surgeons to differentiate cancerous cells from healthy cells. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have developed high-tech eyewear that helps surgeons detect cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed using the special glasses.
Google’s smart contact lens. Google announced its next big project last week—smart contact lenses intended to help diabetics manage their condition. The tiny contact lens uses a wireless chip attached to a glucose sensor that measures glucose levels in tears.
PulseWallet A machine called PulseWallet scanns the veins in your hand and charges your credit card to pay for things. PulseWallet, or palm scanners like it, might soon call your local Starbucks home and provide one more way to pay for your Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Budgee at CES 2014 Are you burdened by carrying too much stuff around? Maybe you have health problems, or maybe you’re a student with loads of heavy textbooks, or a traveler with heavy carry-on luggage. Or maybe you’re just incredibly lazy. Five Elements Robotics has created Budgee, a cute robot that will carry all your stuff […]
Thomas Frey with the Keecker robot — a new way to experience digital media – at CES 2014. People love their screens. Many of us have TVs in multiple rooms in our homes. We may prop our tablet up in the kitchen when we cook and tap away at our smartphone screen anywhere we happen […]
Abigaille, a robot inspired by the gecko. Inspired by the gecko, a robot that crawls up walls has taken a small but important step towards a future in space, scientists said on Thursday. The tiny legged prototype could be the forerunner of automatons that crawl along the hulls of spacecraft, cleaning and maintaining them, the […]