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November 21st, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Micro-scallop robots can swim through your blood, eyeballs

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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 why robots that can swim inside your bloodstream or zip around your eyeballs are often driven by magnetic fields.(Video)

 

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November 20th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Here’s how time travel may actually be possible

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For centuries, time travel’s been one of man’s wildest fantasies. It has been a popular trend in movies and fiction for a long time, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of  the movie Interstellar—n0t to spoil anything—we’re about to fantasize about it even more. (Video)

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November 20th, 2014 at 11:56 am

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

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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)
 

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November 18th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Lowe’s introduces robotic sales assistants to help customers

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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)

 

 

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November 15th, 2014 at 8:46 am

Slovakia’s AeroMobil unveils a flying car

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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)

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Futuristic windowless plane would let passengers see the world around them

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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)

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

The growth of free Wi-Fi is transforming life in Africa

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Free hotspots are widespread in South Africa.

2014 is the “watershed year” for Wi-Fi, according to Ruckus Wireless. The company predicted the number of hotspots across the world would increase to 5.8 million by next year, an increase of 350 per cent from the number in 2011. (Video)

 

 

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November 9th, 2014 at 8:48 am

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

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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)

 

 

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November 5th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Merging with our technology has made humans technological animals

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Technological attachment is all around us.

The idea of merging with our technology has warily made its way into the mainstream. Often it’s couched in a combination of snark and fear. Why in the world would we want to do that? It’s so inhuman. (Video)

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October 31st, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Huge 43% growth in online video watching in one year

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People on the Internet watched 38.2 billion free videos online in the second quarter of 2014.

A new report from Adobe has found that we are wasting more time than ever watching video, and we are increasingly doing it online. What’s more, “online” no longer means “on a computer” — it increasingly means on a smartphone, a game console, or a set-top box like a Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

 

 

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