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Robot Learns to Make Facial Expressions, is Rewarded With a Measly “Signal”

Robot Learns to Make Facial Expressions, is Rewarded With a Measly “Signal”
At least dogs get food when they get things right. This poor robot Einstein, made by computer scientists from the Machine Perception Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, was given time to play with…
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Dustbot Trash Collector: the Roomba’S Big Big Brother

Dustbot Trash Collector: the Roomba’S Big Big Brother
Co-funded by the European Commission, the $3.9 million (USD) Dustbot project aims to build a moderately-sized robot to navigate the narrow streets that garbage trucks can’t reach. Hey that rhymed! Nice. Anyway the pictures below were…
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Creative’S Zii Pmp Snitched by Fcc, May have Built-in HD Camera: Ziis is Gonna be Awesome

Creative’S Zii Pmp Snitched by Fcc, May have Built-in HD Camera: Ziis is Gonna be Awesome
Forget rumors and *gasp* blogs: if you want to get your hands on legit cutting-edge gadget news, the FCC is the place to be. Take these diagrams, taken from the FCC’s website, of what are supposed…
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Wearable Vision: Mit Researchers Develop Fabric That Acts as Camera

Wearable Vision: Mit Researchers Develop Fabric That Acts as Camera
MIT researchers have come up with a camera that uses light-sensitive fibers in place of a lens. When woven together, the fibers form a fabric that can “measure light intensity distribution at different wavelengths across a…
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Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.
In a study published in Nature magazine, a group of scientists revealed that human cells may be induced to regenerate appendages in the same way that salamanders do. Meaning we can also grow salamander limbs. Kidding.…
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Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug

Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug
This weensy little computer is so small that you might accidentally misplace it if you’re not careful. The oddly-named Marvell Sheevaplug (I think I went to college with him) is about the size of your average…
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Nike Hindsight Cycling Glasses Concept Design Will Let Cyclists Know What Hit Them

Nike Hindsight Cycling Glasses Concept Design Will Let Cyclists Know What Hit Them
Designed by Billy May for Nike, the Hindsight is a concept design for cycling glasses that extends a person’s vision by up to 25° on each side. The extra vision is achieved by attaching curved Fresnel…
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Mdi Air-Powered Car Gets Priced and Dated: Air Not Included

Mdi Air-Powered Car Gets Priced and Dated: Air Not Included
What would you say if I told you that your next car could run on air instead of gasoline, and that it would produce zero pollution? The MDI AIRpod might just bring that promise to reality…
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Micro Air Vehicles Being Developed by Us Air Force, Terrorists Ready Their Fly Swatters

Micro Air Vehicles Being Developed by Us Air Force, Terrorists Ready Their Fly Swatters
Tonight’s nightmare is brought to you by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and their Playstation 1 – era CG presentation of the Micro Air Vehicles project. Narrated by someone who sounds almost exactly the same…
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Refreshing News: Washing Machine With Nylon Beads Uses 90% Less Water

Refreshing News: Washing Machine With Nylon Beads Uses 90% Less Water
This is undoubtedly one of the most environment-friendly appliances that I have ever seen: using technology developed by professor Stephen Burkinshaw of Leeds University, the Xeros washing machine is so efficient it only needs a cup…
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Shake Control: Environment-Friendly Wiimote for Your Tv

Shake Control: Environment-Friendly Wiimote for Your Tv
Winner of the 2008 red dot design award, the Shake Control presents a unique and environment-friendly way of controlling television sets. It may also be frustrating enough that people won’t want to watch TV anymore. Instead…
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New Windows 7 Build on Torrent Sites! There’S a New Wallpaper Zomg!

New Windows 7 Build on Torrent Sites! There’S a New Wallpaper Zomg!
Okay so maybe I shouldn’t be so sarcastic; the new build sports significant changes as well. Or should I say “builds”. But I’m getting ahead of myself: Build 7232 of Windows 7 was leaked yesterday, bringing…
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Laser Tag, Navy Style: Us Navy Wants a 100 Kilowatt Laser Weapon for Its Warships

Laser Tag, Navy Style: Us Navy Wants a 100 Kilowatt Laser Weapon for Its Warships
The Office of Naval Research – not to be confused with the Office of Navel Research, a pet project of the previous president – recently awarded defense contractor Raytheon a year-long contract to develop laz0rb33mz. No…
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G.I. Joe 2.0: America’S War Bots

G.I. Joe 2.0: America’S War Bots
I think the best advantage in sending robots instead of humans to armed conflicts is simply the fact that robots are not human. Robots don’t have feelings or families, so no one gets hurt if a…
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Mitsubishi Laservue Projection Tv: Yet Another Expensive “World’S First” Gadget

Mitsubishi Laservue Projection Tv: Yet Another Expensive “World’S First” Gadget
Mitsubishi’s L65A90 LaserVue 65-inch Rear Projection HDTV is the world’s first laser-powered television, and the company claims that its laser-lit DLP delivers twice as many colors as the now stupid and old LCD and plasma HDTVs.…
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Nissan Rock Mystery Vehicle – My Guess: Cars for Cats

Nissan Rock Mystery Vehicle – My Guess: Cars for Cats
The guys over at Yanko Design came across this mysterious miniature vehicle called ROCK. Created by Mexico City industrial designer Alberico J. Camacho, the ROCK dons a tiny Nissan logo, and looks something like an oversize…
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