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Accessibility Arcade For The Disabled Opens April 26

04/22/2014, Just because one is disabled, this does not mean that one should not be entitled to have some fun and recreation time, especially where videogames are concerned. Hence, it is nice to see the University of Toronto opening its Accessibility Arcade this...

Rare Earth Metals Extraction Gets More Efficient

04/21/2014, I got to admit it – when I saw the image above and made a connection with the gist of the story, I thought that it had something to do with kaiju poop. Apparently, what is depicted above is actually a deep sea rock, and it could very well hold the...

DARPA Works On Foldable Space Telescope

04/21/2014, “Most of us would like to think that when it comes to research think tanks, cost is not an issue. Actually, it is, and scientists would love to have unlimited funding, but that is not the way the world works. You’re given a bunch of money, have a...

Rubens’ Tube Pyro Board Is An Audio Visualizer For Our Times

04/20/2014, Forget about the audio visualizers that your eyes have seen during the days of Winamp – those were pretty trippy, but I would say that none were able to hold a candle (pun not intended) to the Rubens’ Tube Pyro Board that you can see in action for...

FingerReader Helps Blind “Read”

04/20/2014, All the way back in 1829, Frenchman Louis Braille came up with a tactile system that was capable of letting those who suffered from vision impairment to “read” books using the tips of their fingers, which has evolved to what we know today as the...

Transfer Power Wirelessly Within 5m Radius

04/17/2014, Wireless charging might be the future, as that would mean there is no longer any more need to grapple with unsightly cables and wires. After all, it would also translate to having one less thing to carry in your suitcase on your travels, but how about...

‘Dalek’ Machine Patches Potholes In 2 Minutes

04/17/2014, This particular machine that you see here will no doubt be referred to as a ’Dalek’ by Dr. Who fans, as this £200,000 amalgamation of steel that make up a machine is capable of blasting potholes in a matter of two minutes, which could very well be...

MIT Looks At Floating Nuclear Plants

04/16/2014, I am quite sure that the 2011 earthquake and tsunami double whammy that struck Japan still remains fresh in the minds of many, especially when the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was at the heart of the disaster, resulting in contamination that has yet to...

$250 Wheelchair Transformed Into Johnny Five Geo-Positioning Robot

04/16/2014, A bunch of student employees at The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Systems Management and Production Center (SMAP) have come together and worked using both inspiration with innovation in order to roll out a $250 motorized wheelchair that will...

Airborne Wind Turbines Another Possible Avenue To Harvest Energy

04/15/2014, I am quite sure that wind turbines do have its advantages and all, but it is not every single day that one is able to fix a wind turbine right there and then. A new study that was shared by the University of Delaware showed that high-altitude wind...

FBI Adds Facial Recognition To Its Arsenal

04/15/2014, The FBI certainly has their fair share of methods to track down people whom they deem to be worth tracking, either for security reasons or reasons that are known to them alone. In fact, the FBI has plans to amass up to 52 million photos in its NGI Face...

Pressure Sensors Could Help Ease Amputees’ Pain

04/15/2014, Being an amputee is definitely no fun at all, where they suffer from phantom pains as well as having to go through the discomfort of rubbing the amputated section against artificial limbs, resulting in dangerous sores in some cases. Researchers have come...

U.S. Navy Turns Seawater Into Fuel For Its Vessels

04/13/2014, The U.S. Navy has certainly made plenty of waves in the previous week, with the intention to deploy a railgun in 2016 as well as working on a laser weapon that will see action in the summer. Having said that, to establish your military might across the...

Mathematicians Develop App That Will Supposedly Eliminate Jetlag

04/11/2014, If you have ever traveled to countries where the time difference of that country and your home is huge, you’ve probably experienced a rather nasty side-effect known as jetlag. For those who haven’t experienced jetlag, it basically makes you tired at...