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First Commercial 3D Printer Installed In Space Now Taking Orders
Innovation

First Commercial 3D Printer Installed In Space Now Taking Orders

May 31, 2016If you haven& 39;t heard, the first ever space-based commercial 3D printer is on the International Space Station and it& 39;s capable of printing ratchets, mesh, chain link parts and whatever else you can dream up within a certain size. This is the very first time a 3D printer has been created to withstand zero gravity and the very first time a company has manufactured products in space.

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Ever wonder why there's a bump on F and J on your keyboard?

March 09, 2016You might not have noticed this about your keyboard, or maybe you have just always wondered what those two little bumps on the F and J keys are. They have gained popularity from their origin in the 1960& 39;s and now almost every keyboard made includes the little things. If you place both your index fingers in on their respective f and j keys, you might notice something: your hands are perfectly positioned to reach every key on the keyboard.
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Why half of the world may become unemployed in the next 30 years

March 11, 2016Moshe Vardi, a Computer Science expert, has issued a warning that half of the world population may be left without a job in the next 30 years. The cause? Artificial intelligence and robotics. Image Source : Emilie Ogez The idea that robots and artificial intelligence may soon replace a lot of humans, especially in the manufacturing industries, is not a new one.
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Amputees can now feel with new bionic fingertip

March 14, 2016Most of us probably haven& 39;t lost a limb, but there is new hope for those who have to regain a sense of feeling and touch . According to the press release from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, an amputee was able to feel roughness and smoothness in real time during a trial of a new fingertip array.
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You Can Now Turn your Phone into a Laptop with NexDock!

March 15, 2016The definition of what a smartphone is or could be is changing as computers start to shrink to their size. Not only millennials but older generations as well are inseparable from their phones. Always being connected has created the need for high computing power in the palm of your hand, but sometimes you just need the functionality of a laptop.
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Watch These Tiny Robots Move a 2 Ton Car

March 16, 2016Researchers at Stanford University have taken inspiration from ants and geckos to create tiny robots that can move thousands of times their weight. Through the modification of micro-robots currently on the market, the team was able to do some pretty incredible research into how tiny things move huge objects first reported on by the New York Times.
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New Drone Can Hide Secretly Underwater For Months

March 21, 2016Drone technologies are advancing at rapid rates and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL) have just made a breakthrough in a new stealth drone that can stay underwater for months and remain operational. Designed to be corrosion resistant and operate at depths of several hundred feet, the CRACUNS drone has many uses in the military and private sector.
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5 things you need to know before buying a smartwatch

February 16, 2016Why exactly do you need a smartwatch? And if you want to buy one, how do you choose from all the various brands out there? All the options out there have their pros and cons and based on these pieces of information, we want to help you find what smartwatch is best for you by looking at some key features.
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These Parents Turned Empty Space into a Playroom!

March 20, 2016In every home, there& 39;s always that one space that you have absolutely no idea what to do with. Large entryways are nice, but it& 39;s hard to come to terms with wasting so much square footage. One mom had the idea to turn the empty ceiling space in her foyer into a playroom for daughter.
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Tiny Homes: Radical Solutions In Tiny Packages

March 29, 2016 Image Source: Girard Manikis As I set about researching the tiny home movement, I had a preconceived notion about what I would find. I remembered reading something about it being a primarily white movement and I envisioned a bunch miniaturized, ultra cute homes for white suburbanites. I didn& 39;t think I would find a hero that would make me rethink the meaning of life.
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Solar Powered Backpack Contains Everything You Need

March 31, 2016The days of trying to cram all of your stuff into your backpack with little to no organization are now over, and you can even charge your phone from this new innovative bag. The Lifepack is a solar powered anti-theft backpack that has an endless list of features for all of your daily needs.
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New Ad-blocking Browser Pays You to Click on Ads

April 06, 2016The online media and publishing industry has come to a crossroads with their consumers as ads provide a main source of income for many websites yet customers absolutely despise them. There are ad-blocking softwares on the market today but they remove all ads from a website taking away any potential profit from the web host.
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Customized Gameboy can Emulate Any Game

April 07, 2016Sometimes, you just need to sit back with you old gameboy and enjoy some of that relaxing nostalgia playing all of your favorite childhood games. After a while though, that may get old and you will inevitably move on to newer modern gaming systems that do a better job of encapsulating your time.
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Check Out these 11 Incredible Virtual Reality Gifs

April 09, 2016Virtual reality is starting to become a very real facet of our everyday life. As products like the Oculus Rift and Microsoft& 39;s Hololens become more affordable and widely produced, very soon everyone will be able to experience the wonder that is VR. When the Oculus Rift was still in development, I got to try it out and it was mind blowing, even though it was still in its infancy.
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Google-Owned SCHAFT Unveils Amazing Bipedal Robot

April 10, 2016 Image Source: Rakuten Today via Twitter An incredibly agile bipedal robot was just unveiled by a Google-owned company named SCHAFT. The robot was introduced at Tokyo& 39;s New Economic Summit (NEST) by SCHAFT& 39;s CEO and co-founder, Yuto Nakanishi. SCHAFT is now part of Alphabet& 39;s experimental technology lab, which is cryptically named X.
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Facebook Unveils 360˚ Camera that Shoots in 8K

April 13, 2016Facebook has been making a lot of changes lately in a drive to innovate social media interactions and create the best user interface for media companies to reach their fans. Yesterday, at their F8 technology conference, they unveiled a 360˚ camera that shoots in 8K and costs US$30,000. Consisting of 17 4-megapixel cameras, the new tech will function as a 3D virtual reality rig for many interfaces.
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The Math Behind a Spinning Coin

April 11, 2016Everyone loves spinning a coin on a table and watching it slowly stop rotating . no, just me? Well in the world of physics this is called Euler& 39;s disk, and it is often used to demonstrate the dynamics of a spinning disk on a flat surface. Many of you probably just want to watch the shiny disk spin, but there are some of us wondering what the ratio between the disk& 39;s rotation and diameter is.
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China's Most Lifelike Robot Ever: JiaJia

April 17, 2016 Image Source: Weibo If you thought the Scarlett Johansson robot was creepy, this new ultra-lifelike animatronic robot named JiaJia from China blows ScarJo to smithereens. Robot realism has just reached a new level and Blade Runner feels like it& 39;s moving from science fiction to science reality with JiaJia.
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Mind-Blowing Autonomous Flying Machines

April 18, 2016 Image source: Bret Hartman / TED Raffaello D& 39;Andrea defies all categorization. He is not merely a drone expert nor is he just a creative technologist. He& 39;s an artistic technological futurist and his canvas comes in the form of autonomous, highly synchronized flying machines. His creations are unlike any drones you& 39;ve ever seen and his way of thinking is multi-dimensional.
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Root: The Little Robot That Teaches Kids To Code

Image Source: Harvard Gazette Have American public schools become & 34;teach-to-the-test-while-killing-the-spirit educational assembly lines,& 34; as writer Nikhil Goyal asserts in his book, Schools On Trial: How Freedom And Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice? Nikhil& 39;s assessment of the American educational system is scathing and points out some very uncomfortable truths.
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