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3D Printing Going To Save Many Lives In The Future (Video)

From 3D printed tracheal support splint to 3D printed kidneys, pancreas, skins, prosthetics and more; the 3D printing technology is fast becoming a big part in the medical field.

Martian Dust Would Be A Danger To Human Visitors

Researchers and public health experts at the Humans 2 Mars Summit have been discussing the threat of dust on Mars. A manned mission to the Red Planet could happen by 2030.

Video: Kid’s Walker NT Mech Suit for Kids with Upgraded Drill and Gripper

This children's 1.6 meter unique robot suit retails for $21,000 and weighs in at 180 kg. It's also available for rental in Japan.

Video: Cyro Jellyfish Drone Prepares to Invade the Oceans

A group of graduate students at Virginia Tech have taken a similar nature-inspired design for Cyro, an autonomous robot that mirrors the movement of a jellyfish.
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Samsung’s Unicorn Apocalypse Becomes Real

Remember Samsung's recent BYOD-oriented commercials that featured a fictional game by the name of Unicorn Apocalypse? Samsung has now released the game.

NASA Wants to 3D Print a Lunar Base Too

Last month, we read about how the European Space Agency was teaming up with architectural firm Foster and Partners. The idea is that they would use 3D printing technology to build a lunar base. This makes a lot of sense, since it utilizes existing resources on the moon to build those structures, rather than shuttling all those materials from Earth. It seems that NASA is working on a similar idea.
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Apple Patent Filing Suggests Future iDevices May Think for Themselves

It looks Apple's iDevices could someday become self-aware. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but a new patent does suggest "situational awareness" for iDevices.

Could Supercomputers Someday Replace Physicians?

Is it possible that we could someday have robots and supercomputers in use as a replacement for human physicians?
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Dennis Tito Planning Mission to Mars for 2018

It looks like man might be making on small step for man and a giant leap for mankind once again, this time onto Mars, at least if American entrepreneur Dennis Tito has anything to say about it.

First Lunar Base Could Be 3D Printed Tatooine-Like Domes

Newt Gingrich has been saying that America will have a moon base ready for human inhabitants as early as 2020. Many of us scoffed at this idea, saying it's unrealistic, but it could very much be real and we could be going about it in an entirely different way.

The New Myspace Starts Sending More “Exclusive” Invitations

Remember Myspace? The website that Facebook destroyed over the past few years? Apparently Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team did not do enough to shut down their old competition.

A Look at the Original Android Mascot Design

The mascot. This often simple symbol isn't something we think about all that often, but it really is important.

Roboy Utilizes Artifical Tendons, Should Walk More Like A Real Human

The problem with most robots, if you can call it a problem, is that their movement is decidedly mechanical. We have humanoid robots like Honda's Asimo, but they still don\'t quite move like a human being. That could change with a new robot called Roboy, being designed by a team of scientists and engineers from the University of Zurich.

Photo of Samsung’s Smart Tango Corner Sweep Vac for CES

Thanks to some “leaked” photos on Flickr, it is known that Samsung is going to release a new model to its robotic vacuum line. This tease, leaked or released, by Samsung shows The Smart Tango Corner Clean robot that has the standard circular design, but also has one other little feature.

Modern Combat 4 Game Review

Gameloft has finally released Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, and at a first glance, it looks stunning. The game feels very polished right from the UI and menu navigation all the way to the great multiplayer progression and the singleplayer campaign
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Dad Builds Flying Drone to Track Kids on the Way to School

Full details of the quadcopter can be seen over at IEEE Spectrum, but basically the drone has been designed to lock on to a GPS tracker hidden in his son's backpack. The drone then follows his son for a set distance ensuring he is safe before returning back to base.

Previewing the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Epic Boss Battles

For a lot of people, the Metal Gear Solid franchise just isn't the same without Solid Snake as the protagonist, but this Raiden guy... he's pretty epic. And he's got some seriously epic boss battles ahead of him in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

NASA Proposes New Uranium-Based Engine for Deep Space Exploration

NASA is currently testing the idea of building a nuclear fission engine that could propel their probes into deep space, well beyond Mars and into the outer reaches of our solar system.

“Foxbots” Set to Replace Human Foxconn Employees

You don't have to worry about those kinds of things with robots, because "robot rights activists" simply do not exist. And that's possibly why Foxconn is prepping 10,000 "Foxbots" to replace their human employees.

How Do You Know if You Are In The Matrix? There’s A Test For...

If you were in fact in the Matrix, how would you know? According to Silas Beane of the University of Bonn, there is in fact a test you can take to see if you are stuck living in a simulation.

SpaceX: First Commercial Space Flight Takes Off

Our hopes and dreams of colonizing space may be just a little bit closer now with news of the first commercial flight into space.

Want Food From The Fridge? You Have to Smile First

Scientists at the University of Tokyo Sony computer science labs have created a Happiness Counter that measures your smile.

Giant Spherical Wheels used for Omnidirectional Prototype Motorcycle

Do you remember the Batcycle in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises? Remember how the wheels could spin on their sides so that Batman could quickly change direction? What if you replaced those wheels altogether with a couple of balls

Beyond Bizzare: Scientists Can Control Roaches

The Roachbot isn't good enough for you, huh? You don't want to control a robotic roach, you want the real deal, right? Weird enough, you aren't alone. Researchers at the North Carolina State University have created a system that allows you to remote control a cockroach.

App Review: Jetpack Joyride (Android & iOS)

One of the most popular iOS games ever has finally made its way over to Android, Jetpack Joyride. So does the Android version hold up to the original iOS game? Let's take a look and find out.

Stop Mowing Your Yard, Let Honda MiiMo do it for You

While the U.S. Market hasn't exactly embraced the idea of robotic lawn mowers yet, the European market has seen extraordinary growth and demand for such a device. While there are quite a few good robot mowers out there already, Honda wishes to join into the competition with its Honda Miimo.

New Research Guidelines Pave the Way for Future Nanotech Surgery Gloves

A glove that can detect and identify tissue and immediately ablate it without needing another tool in the process? That's exactly what the research engineers at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the Chinese-based Delian University of Technology are working on developing. The idea is to use nanotechnology to create flexible silicon-based electronics and soft sensors to create a useful electronic glove in the future.

Need to be in more than one place at a time? Double has you...

Ever wanted to be at two places at once? There is so much to see out in the world, but there are times when all you want to do is lay around on that comfy La-Z-Boy recliner. The solution could very well be the new Double Robotics telepresence system. For the price of $2400, plus two iPads, you can now accomplish being there without, ya know, being there.

Wage War Against Would-Be Drink Thieves with Unique Armored Drink Carrier

What happens when you combine cold drinks, water guns and a tank? Apparently the armored drink carrier is what happens.

Synthetic Photosynthesis System Developed by Panasonic

Now, Panasonic has borrowed a page out of Mother Nature's book and developed what it believes to be a "highly efficient artificial photosynthesis system."

Spy Vs Spy Remake Skyrockets To The Top Of The App Store Charts

The original version of Spy Vs Spy was made by First Star Software, in association with Warner Brothers, but after a year of negotiations, Robots and Pencils managed to grab the rights to develop this unique iOS remake and it now leads the charts with the number 1 slot on the App Store.

Unique RoachBot Gets New Update That Includes iPad And iPhone Control

Usually a roach is something you don't want around the house, except perhaps in the case of the Roachbot.

Inside the Minds Behind AppStori Crowdfunding Community

Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding have become an incredibly popular way to get young startups off the ground, but what is it about AppStori that makes them different. I recently interviewed them to find out.

Bosch Announces Automated Mower

Bosch is introducing the Indego, a powerful robot lawnmower solution.

Researchers Sever Rats Spines, Then Teach Them to Walk Again

It seems that the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne has just a made a pretty big breakthrough, teaching paralyzed rats how to walk again.

Swivl-it: The Cheaper Swivl Smartphone Dock

The motion-tracking Swivl smartphone dock is cool, except for the marker device that you have to carry with you always and also the hefty $179 price tag. But the folks at Satarii have just introduced a more basic version of the accessory called Swivl-it which is currently available for $129, although that marker is still needed.

tōd: The Bluetooth 4.0 Beacon That Lets You Connect To The World Around You...

What you see above is the tōd (pronounced "toad"): a tiny Bluetooth 4.0 beacon that will let you know whether or not it is in range of your mobile device. You might not have realized it, but we are pretty sure that you will find a lot of uses for this new accessory.

Synthetic Natural Brain Could Be A Reality Soon

The brain is without a doubt the most complex organ in the human body, and that is why creating a synthetic natural brain is a very difficult task. But it appears like scientists are getting closer and closer to completing the task of making a machine that behaves like a natural brain. Scientists involved in the BrainScaleS project, a collaboration between 15 research institutions, are trying to create hardware which emulates parts of a natural brain.

Special App Lets Apes Talk to Humans

The apes communicate with the humans by touching the appropriate lexigrams and from the news doing the rounds, the group of seven have become pretty talkative after having gotten the hang of talking to their distant cousins.

Blind Man Drives Thanks to Google’s Self-Driving Car (Video)

You've seen it before in movies like Total Recall and iRobot, self-driving cars sound cool, you can get trashed with your friends then not worry about driving home later that night. But there's much more to this than an inebriated night out with the boys, people with disabilities such as the visually impaired could use self-driving cars to open up an whole new world that would allow them to go where they wish freely and independently.

Instant Shoe Machine Could Be From The Jetsons

If you have gone out shopping for shoes at least once in your life, you should know that it is a bit difficult to find a pair that fits perfectly on your feet, right? That problem might soon be solved all thanks to a new system being developed by the European ShopInstantShoe consortium. This system, which will be installed in shoe stores, will allow you to get shoes custom-fitted to your feet, and that too on the spot.

Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard “Plays” Vocals (Video)

Maybe that's why so many artists have also turned to Autotune, but it looks like Yamaha is stepping up to a whole new level of artificial singing with its Vocaloid Keyboard. You literally "play" out the vocal sounds.

Robo-Glove Developed By NASA And GM (Video)

Your older brother’s arm wrestling grip is killing you? The Human Grasp Assist device might be able to give you a helping hand (or a helping glove actually). The device, which is also known as Robo-Glove or K-Glove, is the result of the collaboration between GM and NASA and has been developed to help astronauts and autoworkers stay away from stress injuries.

Angelina Artificial Intelligence Builds Own Video Game

Today’s software can certainly perform magic and it’s always fun to learn about new developments, especially when it is coming with endless possibilities. The picture posted alongside is not taken from a primitive video game from the previous decade, but from a new game which has been designed almost entirely by an AI called Angelina.

DrumGenius Is A Drum Kit On Your Wrist

Last week we saw the exciting and unique virtual piano that looked like a modern take on Nintendo's Power Glove. This week we give you DrumGenius, a wearable musical instrument designed by Guanyun Wang, Ye Tao, Zurui Jiang, Lei Shi, and Yujie Hong. Essentially this is an accelerometer based set of cuffs that you wear to simulate playing the drums. As you move your hands it will evoke the beating of a drum and even has a visual feature that aims to make it quite promising.

Citigroup Hires IBM Watson to Work on Wall Street

We've already seen what IBM Watson can do when it faces off against two of the best Jeopardy players of all time, but now we're going to see how it can handle the ongoing financial crisis on Wall Street.

Three Hiriko Folding Electric Cars Fit In One Standard Parking Spot

Most of us have had this experience. You head into the busy downtown of a crowded metropolis and there simply isn't any parking on the street. There has to be a more efficient way to cram more cars into the same amount of space, and the Hiriko folding electric car looks like it will be able to do that.

Aldebaran Prepares to Introduce Romeo Helperbot to the World

Aldebaran Robotics is back to its helperbot ways, this time releasing a video of Romeo, a "humanoid robot that can act as a comprehensive assistant for persons suffering from a loss of autonomy."

Self-Driving Cars Approved in Nevada

You have probably seen self-driving cars in sci-fi films, well, soon you are going to be able to own one, provided you are living in Nevada. The state has become the first in the US to approve the rules governing the operating of driverless cars on the state's roadways.

Show Your Android Pride With Andru USB Charger

Android fas rejoice! Another unique piece of Android swag for your collection has arrived, the Andru. This charming little guy not only manages to light up his eyes while charging, he can also move his arms, which is great for those like me that are either fidgety or have severe AD&D (they kind of go hand-in-hand though).