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Google-Owned SCHAFT Unveils Amazing Bipedal Robot
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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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Physicist Can Predict Wars Using Mathematical Algorithms

April 22, 2016Wars can often seem like series of random events and attacks without any pattern or reason behind them. Surprisingly, physicist Sean Gourley and a team of researchers have found a mathematical equation that can be used to not only model past wars perfectly, but that can predict the trends of attacks in future and ongoing conflicts.
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Hyperloop Technologies to Give Demonstrations in May

April 22, 2016By now you have probably heard of Hyperloop Technologies and the innovative transportation method first envisioned by Elon Musk just 3 years ago. It has come a long way since then, and the company is set to be giving demonstrations to those invited to their build site in North, Las Vegas, Nevada in just a few weeks.
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Raspberry Pi Now Has an 8-Megapixel Sony Camera Upgrade

April 26, 2016The Raspberry Pi has quickly become the go-to technology for tinkerers and makers, with many innovative and easy to use features. One of the first official accessories to the Pi was the 5-megapixel Omnivision camera, according to Engadget. However, it hasn& 39;t changed, until now, since the release of the Raspberry Pi 3 years ago.
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A New Technology to Reduce Manufacturing Costs and Control Quality

April 23, 2016Controlling quality in manufacturing is always a challenge because hundreds of tasks must be successfully completed so that only quality products are shipped to our customers. We set testing processes to help us monitor quality and test each stage of the production flow, starting with the inspection of incoming raw material, right through to the final stage prior to the delivery of finished goods to your clients.
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German Texters Get LED Street Signals on the Sidewalk

April 27, 2016 Image Source: Augsburger Allgemeine It has become such a persistent problem of neglectful walkers endangering themselves and other people that the German government has begun to implement street signals directly on the sidewalk as to prevent texters from missing the walking signals.There are very few nations in the world that take street signals more seriously than Germany.
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Ziro - World’s First Hand Controlled Robotics Kit

April 27, 2016You love to make robots, but there are so many robotics kits on the market that are expensive and complicated. That is why folks at ZeroUI have created Ziro. It is a maker-friendly and fun robotics kit that can be used to make any sort of robots with any sort of material. You have cardboard boxes lying around - repurpose them to make your personal humanoid robot; or just snap together some wheels to make a vehicular robot.
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New Bendable Smartphone Uses a Display Made of Graphene

May 01, 2016A new smartphone with a graphene touch display just debuted at a trade show in Chongqing, China.A Chinese company was showing off their new graphene smartphone which has full touchscreen capabilities and has the ability to bend completely around a wrist. Very little is known about the phone as of now- however, what is known is that the phone is extremely flexible and weighs just 200g.
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Russians Test Explosion Proof Suit in Minefield

April 29, 2016Russian military officials released a video of a female soldier walking through a minefield wearing what appears to be a & 39;Terminator Suit& 39; just last week, and it has many wondering just what it can do. The video was posted and it leaves the audience mostly stunned, but with a lot of questions.
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Information Leaked About Samsung Wireless Headphones that can Store Music

May 01, 2016Samsung has been creating some incredible wearable technology in the past few years, and new information was just leaked about a pair of truly wireless headphones that can even store music. Like most other wireless headphones, they will connect via bluetooth. What sets this new design apart from past & 34;wireless& 34; headphones is the fact that they are completely wireless, without anything connecting the two buds.
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Minecraft VR Now Available on your Phone!

April 28, 2016The creators of Minecraft at Mojang have just announced as of today Minecraft VR is out- and it is available on your smartphone!Augmented reality is not necessarily a new concept, the first immersible virtual reality system was introduced in 1957 by the inventor Morton Heilig with the invention of the Sensorama Machine.
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AI Powered Drone Will Follow You Around and Take Selfies

May 03, 2016This isn& 39;t just another autonomous drone that follows you around, the Hover camera drone can take 13 MP photos and 4K video, all with electronic stabilization and one of the best autonomous drone systems on the market. This new drone doesn& 39;t come from some tiny start-up either, in fact the founder, MQ Wang, has a PhD from Stanford, according to ZDnet.
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Lockheed Martin's Laser Defense System can Take Down any Missile

April 30, 2016Lasers have been making their rounds in recent technological advances, from quantum cooling to impressively tiny batteries, the focused light source can do a lot. One aspect of technological advancement in which lasers have been explored is the military and defense industry. Lockheed Martin has developed much in the sense of laser defense systems, and they have just released a video explaining how their new technology works.
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Programmer Installed Windows 95 on an Apple Watch

May 02, 2016The age old dream of running a 1995 Windows operating system on a tiny wrist sized touch screen watch is finally becoming a reality. For those of you that are Apple lovers, you can now run Windows 95, everyone& 39;s favorite OS, right on your brand new Apple Watch. Developer Nick Lee is the man behind this ironic application, and surprisingly, the Apple Watch was well suited for the job.
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A 10-Year-Old Just Hacked Into Instagram

May 03, 2016 Image Source: Jose Moutinho and Wikimedia You read that right, a ten-year-old kid in Finland has just hacked into Instagram and found a glitch that would have allowed him to delete and edit any comment on the site. Being the good kid that he is, he alerted Instagram, and they paid him a whopping US$10,000 for finding the error and helping them get it fixed!
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Wearable Alarm Clock Will Shock You Out of Bed

May 04, 2016Do you have trouble waking up in the morning, and maybe you constantly oversleep on your alarms? Well, the solution is here, and it promises to not only get you out of bed each day but make you less groggy and more alert in the mornings. The Shock Clock, from Pavlok, is a little wristband that has noise, vibration, and even shock alarm capabilities.
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A Flexible Camera: A Radically different Aproach to Imaging

May 08, 2016A team from Columbia University led by Shree K. Nayar, developed a flexible camera that can be wrapped around objects and capture pictures that a conventional camera cannot.The Columbia team, including research engineer Daniel Sims and postdoctoral researcher Yonghao Yue, designed and developed a flexible camera that adapts its optical view when the camera is deformed, keeping the image from becoming distorted.
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Draw Infinite Geometric Designs With the DuoGraph

May 05, 2016The Duograph is a Cycloid Drawing machine that creates mesmerizing infinite geometric shapes right in front of your eyes. Image Source: Joe Freedman The Duograph is a Joe Freedman& 39;s fourth and final Cycloid Drawing Machine. Freedman has created Cycloid machines in the past, but his motivation to create a new one was drawn from his curiosity to see if he could engineer a smaller, more compact design that would not require you to clear off an entire desk just to use it.
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Stanford's Humanoid Robot Recovers Treasures from Wrecked Ship

May 09, 2016Standford& 39;s humanoid robot recovered treasure from King Louis XIV& 39;s wrecked flagship.The humanoid robot, OceanOne, made its maiden voyage as it searched through the wreck of La Lune, over 100m below the surface. The flagship belonged to King Louis XIV before it sank into the Mediterranean in 1664, 20 miles off the southern coast of France.
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Cooperative Robots Scale Walls Like Ants

May 12, 2016The saying & 34;two is better than one& 34; goes much deeper than just a philosophical statement. Cooperation between two creatures is an evolutionary advantage that makes the unit as a whole much more capable than if it were to work on its own. With that in mind, Carlos S. Casarez and Ronald S.
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Retail Inventory Robots Could Replace the Need for Store Employees

With retail being one of the biggest industries across the world, it is no wonder that robots are slowly beginning to take people& 39;s jobs.May 11, 2016There are currently many industries that will likely be replaced with robots in the coming future, and with retail being one of the biggest industries across the world, it is no wonder that robots will slowly begin taking people& 39;s jobs.
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