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Engine Firing Test Completed For India’s Low-Cost Mars Mission

09/22/2014, One particular indicator that a country is ready to move forward to the next level of technological advancement would be space travel and exploration – and while the U.S. and Russia kicked things off with the race to the moon in the 1960s, here we...

Potential Breakthrough In “Electronic Nose”

09/22/2014, It looks like researchers have come across a new method that will pave the way for an extremely sensitive chemical sensor that will be based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. Such imperfections will feature special electronic properties which...

Aurora Helps The Blind To Get Around

09/22/2014, If you ask me, there is nothing better than to have a lovely guide dog help the blind around. Not only does it offer companionship, it also doubles up as a blind person’s security guard in certain situations. Well, what happens when you are not exactly...

GelSight Sensor Allows Robots To Be More Dextrous

09/22/2014, When we talk about robots, most of the time we would think that it is a pretty easy thing to actually conjure up a robot that works and functions like a human. However, things are not all that simple on the surface, which goes to show just how complex our...

Y-40 Is Deepest Swimming Pool In The World

09/22/2014, Remember the Bee Gees hit, “How Deep Is Your Love”? Well, forget about the depth of your love, but rather, check out the Y-40 in the video above. It might seem surreal, but the Y-40 is actually touted to be the deepest swimming pool in the world, and...

Stained Glass Driverless Sleeper Car Looks Unique

09/22/2014, While the world has definitely seen some rather strange rides in the past, here we are with something that can be considered to have taken the cake, so to speak. I am referring to the Stained Glass driverless sleeper car that you see above, and it so...

Hydroelectric Tidal House Looks Out Of This World

09/21/2014, What you see above might be something that would belong more in the world and realm of science fiction than it would in the real world, but it looks like the latter is more likely. I am referring to the Hydroelectric Tidal House which is no ordinary home...

Maven Spacecraft Arrives At Mars

09/21/2014, NASA has had its fair share of robots, or rovers, sent over to the Red Planet in the past, and it does not look as though the facility is about to slow down in its efforts anytime soon. In fact, NASA’s Maven spacecraft has reportedly arrived at Mars on...

Next Generation Spacesuit Is Flexible And Form Fitting

09/19/2014, Earlier this week, we talked about a new soft exosuit that could help a diver explore shipwrecks for longer periods of time before surfacing for some air, and while that exosuit would plumb the depths of the world’s oceans, here we are with a next...

A Minority Report Future?

09/19/2014, Have you watched Minority Report? You know, an utopian society where crime is more or less non-existent – simply because “criminals” are caught before a crime is even committed, based on a system that claims to be able to figure out the thoughts...

Intel Connected Wheelchair Commended By Stephen Hawking

09/17/2014, Wheelchairs that are laden with bits and pieces of technology are not exactly new, as we have seen a fair number of those in the past. In fact, we have also spotted an eye-tracking wheelchair that makes it easier for the disabled to get around. Intel, a...