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Glaucus Robot Can Be Inflated, Looks Soft And Squishy

03/26/2014, When we talk about robots, most of the time the images that come into one’s mind are those that hail from the likes of the Transformers, or perhaps even movies such as Pacific Rim and Real Steel. Well, aren’t robots supposed to be built that way...

Bionic Handling Assistant A Glimpse To A Doc Ock Future

03/24/2014, It was four years back that a certain German engineering firm known as Festo thought up of a concept for a robotic arm. This particular idea of theirs seemed to be an amalgamation of an iron snake, a mechanical claw, as well as a tentacle straight out of...

Make Music With Your Tattoo

03/20/2014, Tattoos have definitely gained traction in recent years as being a cool thing to have, never mind the painful route that one must take in order to get a tattoo in the first place (I know, some folks say that getting a tattoo is relatively painless, with...

Smart Tags Know If Food Or Medicine Is Not Fit For Consumption

03/18/2014, There is a very good reason why there is a “use by” date on our food and drinks – simply because food can turn bad, and that would not be too good for your tummy then. However, we humans love to be more efficient in the way we do things, which...

Infrared Vision On Contact Lenses Soon?

03/18/2014, Being on the cutting edge of technology is always interesting, and when it comes to contact lenses, we have seen our fair share of advancements made in this particular department before. For example, the iOptik from Innovega happens to be an augmented...

Robot Writer Publishes Earthquake Story On LA Times

03/18/2014, The world is full of firsts, and this time around, the Los Angeles Times happens to be the first newspaper in the world to publish a story concerning an earthquake which did send some TV anchors scurrying away, courtesy of a robot writer. This is made...

Bionic Plants Could Be Future Of Home Power

03/17/2014, Remember the scene from Iron Man 3, where Maya Hansen, the brains behind Extremis, actually had one of her plants blow up after being tampered with by Tony Stark’s bodyguard? Something like that might actually happen in the future with the latest...

Roboclams To Function As Smart Anchors

03/13/2014, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so the saying goes, and when it comes to the realm of science, why reinvent the wheel when nature already provides us with the relevant examples of how to run things efficiently? Want to fly? Look to the...

Soft Robotic Fish Could Fool You Into Thinking It Is Real

03/13/2014, We have talked about robotic fish in the past, so this particular area of development is far from new and unchartered. However, what we have seen so far in the past pales in comparison to this latest invention from MIT researchers, as this new robotic...

3D Acoustic Cloaking Device Built

03/12/2014, Cloaking devices for the physical world has been tested and dabbled with in the past, but Duke engineers have come up with something along the lines of cloaking, albeit it is not in a physical sense. They have managed to build what is deemed to be the...

Smart Pedestrian Crossings That Detect Crowds Tested In London

03/11/2014, London, one of the cosmopolitan cities in the world, looks set to be the first of its kind to feature smart pedestrian crossings that is capable of detecting just how large a crowd is. This particular technology is being prepared to be introduced in the...

Foldscope The ‘Origami’ Microscope

03/11/2014, Most of us would think that a microscope is not something that is cheap, so it should always be handled with care. Apart from that, knowing how to use a microscope, as in being able to understand what you’re seeing too, is extremely important. Manu...

One Armed Ping Pong Robot Hopes To Dispatch Off Opponents With Ease

03/09/2014, Robots might not be in line to take over the world from us humans (yet), but this does not mean that they are not biding their time. After all, robots have certainly helped us out in the industrialization of the nations. Just take a stroll through any...

Boy Hears For First Time Thanks To Brain Implant

03/07/2014, A brain implant in Alex Frederick’s brain has allowed the little boy to hear for the first time in his 17 months of living, thanks to the presence of a brain implant that was performed in a Boston hospital. This particular device has yet to be...