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  NASA’s  latest  Mars robot Valkyrie, could realistically  be mistaken for a superhero. Valkyrie, a 6 foot 2 inch tall robot with a glowing NASA logo on its chest, bears an uncanny resemblance to Marvel’s superhero Iron Man. A team of engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex., designed and built Valkyrie in

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Beaming Power From Space

General Electric  has plans to begin beaming  power from SPACE using giant orbiting solar panels. The system could capture solar power in space, and beam the energy to Earth using Arrays of panels 1km wide. The panels could power entire areas, even cities. The  system would be nine times larger than the International Space Station.

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  Strati wins 3D printed car challenge ‘Strati’ – The winner of the Local Motors 3D challenge (Image: Local Motors) Back in April, the 3D printed Car Design Challenge ran by  automotive firm Local Motors, was established with the aim of bringing together concepts and designs that could help  jump start the 3D printed car industry. “There

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  Researchers at MIT have developed a smart curved surface that can morph at will to reduce drag, generating a series of small, evenly spaced dimples that make it resemble the outside of a golf ball. This technology could be used to reduce hurricane damage on some public buildings, as well as increase the aerodynamic

Piano Master Glove

  What started as a small wearable experiment from a Georgia Tech professor, could be the next breakthrough for mastering  guitar, piano, or even dance steps at superhuman speed. Thad Starner, creator of the device says All you have to do  is slip on this glove called the Mobile Music Touch and it’s just bzzz, bzzz bzzz… bzzz bzzz…bzzz . Pretty soon you’re playing


With 3D printers becoming more commonplace, it was just a matter of time before they out shined crayons and Legos as the favorite playthings for the creative child. At the forefront of this intersection of education, technology and playtime is the manufacturing company Mission Street Manufacturing, whose Printeer 3D printer promises to bridge the gap

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 107 million blood donations are collected around the globe every year, most of which goes on to help save lives. However, while the need for blood is global, much of that which is donated is not accessible to many who need it, such as those in developing

starbucks_powermat coming to all US Stores

  You might already be used to dropping into Starbucks to recharge your batteries, but now the ubiquitous caffeine merchant is looking to power more than just your mental energy. Today it announced plans to install wireless charging mats in every one of its US stores, meaning searching under tables and chairs for that elusive


  Have you ever wondered how game officials know if the football has passed the goal line, in situations where it’s hidden under a pile-up of players? Well, sometimes they don’t know, and they just have to hope that it isn’t moved as the players get up. A team of researchers from North Carolina State University, Carnegie

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WorldCup Exo Skel

The World Cup got its start this afternoon with a particularly special kick: one from a paralyzed volunteer wearing a robotic mind-controlled exoskeleton. The ambitious kick has been a long time in the making, with a whole group of volunteers training on the exoskeleton to make sure that there would be an operator skilled enough


  ‘The gecko is  the most incredible climber in the animal kingdom, so it’s no surprise that researchers have been working  to mimic this ability for decades,  and  as amazing as it sounds, they may have just done it. Four Years ago, a group from the Cambridge Massachusetts’ Draper Laboratory was successful with a small climbing robot known