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Dogs trained to retrieve money from ATMs

03/04/2007, The disabled face many obstacles in everyday life, and some of them include withdrawing money from an ATM machine even if it has been lowered to their level as seen at certain banks. Some of the ATMs are still too far inside, requiring the disabled person...

Diamond Paperweight for massive damage

03/01/2007, They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but when it comes to the frenzied executive who has tons of paperwork piling up, this giant rock will definitely be a welcome addition. Coming in the form of an absolutely large faux diamond ring (oh,...

HD DVD triple layer now like ice cream

03/01/2007, Blu-ray proponents have always crowed about the superior capacity over HD DVD discs, but that argument can be thrown out of the window now. Toshiba has successfully developed a triple-layer HD DVD disc, holding up to 51GB of data. This makes HD DVD the...

Unique business card stretches

02/26/2007, How are you going to stand apart from other personal fitness trainers when all of you have clearly defined muscles and a rippling six-pack? The simple answer lies in your business card – it must make an impact that will knock your competitors off...

Unique outdoor toilets in China

02/26/2007, Ever felt the need to go while in a public place, with no toilets in sight? Perhaps the new outdoor toilets for males that are available in the Foreigners Street in China’s soutwest Chongqing Municipality will be able to change things soon....

Minibot – friend of pain haters

02/26/2007, Researchers from Ritsumeikan University and the Shiga University of Medical Science have successfully developed a miniature robot prototype that can be freely controlled when inserted into a patient’s body through an incision. This extremely tiny...

Emotion-capable robots to come

02/25/2007, A collaboration of 25 roboticists, developmental psychologists and neuroscientists are aiming to build robots that are capable of learning from humans dynamically while responding in a socially and emotionally appropriate manner. These robots can be quite...

Computer Generated Image: Better Than Reality?

02/22/2007, Indonesian CG artist Max Edwin Wahyudi has created this super image of Korean actress Song Hye Kyo. While it is tempting to shout “victory” in the quest of making CG (computer graphics) undistinguishable from real-life, I think that this is...

Tamagotchi idea goes 3D

02/16/2007, Remember the Tamagotchi craze the swept the world over a decade ago with 2D sprites and huge pixels? Imagine what the same idea, repackaged in full 3D glory could do. Frepar Networks will be releasing a new device this year which is capable of projecting...

VW Microbus goes a-rolling

02/13/2007, Corky Coker has custom built the amazing Volkswagen Microbus from scratch, where the final product consists of little more than a single seat vehicle complete with a narrow-rimmed steering wheel and the famous VW logo that is loved and known worldwide....

Talking Urinal Cake serves warning

02/12/2007, The urinal cake industry isn’t a very exciting one to be in for obvious reasons, but once in a while, the humble urinal cake takes a leap forward when infused with technology of some sort. Take the new Wizmark Interactive Urinal Communicator from...

Sanyo helps keep earth green

02/08/2007, Sanyo has successfully developed a refrigeration unit that can save up to 46% in power bills at the end of the month – too bad this system is restricted for supermarket use only at the moment. This system combines a consolidated energy saving...

Snow plowing robot

02/08/2007, Winter in Niigata, Japan is often associated with heavy snow that pose problems for residents who then have to shovel away all that snow from driveways and entrances to their homes. The elderly often find this task too heavy for their aged body, which is...

Samsung to develop robotic guards

02/07/2007, The South Korean government will be collaborating with Samsung when it comes to beefing up military bases as well as other strategic sites around the country with robotic guards. Although the idea of equipping robots with weapons that maim and kill can be...