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Maple Seed Flying Spy Cam

09/24/2007, The pentagon has been said to work on robotic spying insects and has probably tried rat-mounted cameras, but this maple seed camera is one of the most interesting project to date. Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to develop this device. The...

iRex gets funding for an e-Book “Breakthrough”

09/24/2007, It has been reported that e-Book maker iRex has raised 6 million Euros in funding to help it make a breakthrough in the consumer market. Sony is the current leader in that space, if I remember correctly. It’s not clear what iRex will do with...

Salamander robot like the real thing

09/20/2007, Has technology really progressed so far that what is created in a laboratory acts pretty much the same way as an animal born in the wild? The answer would be a resounding “yes” where the Salamander robot is concerned. This amphibious robot was...

Loudtalks VoIP walkie-talkie service

09/19/2007, Loudtalks is a free VoIP walkie-talkie service that lets you babble away with your friends online without having to go through the hassle of dialing up or waiting, just like how a real life walkie-talkie works save for the fact that you’ll have to...

Spiderman suit design in the works

09/19/2007, A scientist has successfully developed a Spiderman suit design which uses the self-cleaning, adhesive power of engineered molecules known as carbon nanotubes, resulting in gloves and boots that enable a person to stick to walls. While you won’t be...

Alaska Airlines to launch inflight WiFi

09/18/2007, Alaska Airlines has just announced that it will bring inflight wireless Internet connectivity sometime next year, based on Row 44’s satellite-based broadband connectivity solution. The system will first be tested on a next-generation Boeing 737...

Zyken NightCove

09/17/2007, The Zyken NightCove is definitely an interesting alarm clock – most notably for its astronomical price of $2,500. It doesn’t use the standard alarm jingle to wake you up – instead, it increases the intensitiy of light in order to slowly...

Ultra-realistic robot double

09/16/2007, We all know how good China is when it comes to cloning stuff, but at the WIRED NextFest exhibition at LA last Thursday many people were stumped when they laid their eyes on an ultra-realistic robot from China. Modeled after Zou Renti (founder of the...

New Four-Legged Robot – New4LR

09/14/2007, A German University (Technische Universität Darmstadt) is working on an Aibo-like robot that will come with an open-source software development kit (SDK). It is currently aimed at researchers and enthusiasts, but it is possible that someone will turn...

Bee tongues sniff out bombs

09/13/2007, Inscentinel Ltd. has developed the Vapour Detection Instrumentation that is said to be able to detect explosives, cancer, drugs, and virtually any other item that you’d like to sniff out. What’s the amazing technology behind it? The answer...

Ultra-low power display technology

09/13/2007, It’s been known for a long-time that displays are energy hogs and given that battery life is the most problematic issue for mobile computing, someone needs to find a way to improve it. Unipixel is a company who claims to have nailed it down. A...

Buses as mobile ticket cameras?

09/12/2007, Should Governor Schwarzenegger get his way, the “forward facing digital video cameras installed on city buses” could be used to ticket owners of vehicles automatically whenever they have been caught to block buses. Probably these cameras will...

Beat Dress grooves onwards

09/10/2007, The Beat Dress as shown was part of a project conducted for a Fashion and Technology course at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University. 10 detachable patches on the dress equipped with an equal amount of LEDs provide the light, while a...

Volvo takes hybrid route with ReCharge

09/06/2007, Volvo of Sweden has unveiled the ReCharge, making it the latest green car from their stable. It is first and foremost an electric car, being a hybrid second. Whenever the speedometer passes the 60mph mark, the ReCharge will operate fully as an electric...