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Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?

Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?
Back in 2012 we found out about StreetPong, a concept for a fun way to encourage pedestrians to wait for the Walk sign to go off before crossing a street. Sandro Engel, Amelie Künzler and Holger…
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Cloud & Heat Servers Double as Radiators: Steam Machine

Cloud & Heat Servers Double as Radiators: Steam Machine
We often joke that our laptops, consoles and other devices get warm enough to cook on. A German company called Cloud & Heat took that idea seriously and is deploying it on a large scale. The…
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Robot Parking System: Metal Gear Valet

Robot Parking System: Metal Gear Valet
We’re already working on autonomous cars, so why not have autonomous parking systems? Düsseldorf Airport recently opened a premium parking service that employs robot valets called Ray. Made by Serva Transport Systems, Ray is equipped with…
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Life-sized Titanfall Mech Surfaces in Germany

Life-sized Titanfall Mech Surfaces in Germany
If you find yourself near the Berlin Central Station today, you may have noticed a gigantic robot there before you decided to run for your life and hide in some corner. Nothing to fear. It’s just…
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Turtle with Amputated Leg Gets Some Help from a LEGO Wheel

Turtle with Amputated Leg Gets Some Help from a LEGO Wheel
Schildi was a pet turtle living in Germany, presumably leading a happy life, gnawing on greens and taking forever to get anywhere as turtles do, but when he was abandoned, he lost a leg somehow. Luckily…
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You Could Live Inside the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock

You Could Live Inside the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock
Cuckoo clocks are pretty amazing. I’m always fascinated by the engineering inside of them. They keep pretty good time too. Plus, all authentic cuckoo clocks are made by hand, so each one is unique. It is…
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51-Foot-Long Dragon Is the World’s Largest Walking Robot

51-Foot-Long Dragon Is the World’s Largest Walking Robot
The world’s largest walking robot is crazy. It’s a 51-foot-long fire-breathing dragon named Tradinno. Surprisingly, this is not a Japanese creation, but a German one. It was made for a play called Der Drachenstich by industrial…
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This Kindergarten is a Giant Cat

This Kindergarten is a Giant Cat
Kindergarten is all about having fun while learning things like your ABCs and numbers. And what could be more fun than going to school inside of a giant cat?…
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e-David Painting Robot: Etsy Automated

e-David Painting Robot: Etsy Automated
Robots are slowly but surely taking all of our jobs. Even jobs that we thought were safe – like being an artist. e-David is a robotic painter developed by the University of Konstanz in Germany. It…
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Luxury Vending Machine Dispenses Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

Luxury Vending Machine Dispenses Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams
We’ve featured some unusual vending machines over the years – dispensing everything from pizzas to cupcakes to crabs to gold. Here’s another vending machine that forgoes the usual cans of soda and candy bars for something…
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Huawei Ascend G 615 Smartphone Heads to Deutschland

Huawei Ascend G 615 Smartphone Heads to Deutschland
There are tons of smartphones available these days, and Chinese gadget makers Huawei have just announced a new model which will be released in Germany very soon. If you like what you see, then you’ll be…
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Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You
This isn’t the only robot that can kick your butt at ping pong. But unlike other ping pong playing ‘botsot, this one wasn’t programmed with its abilities. It has learned through experience. Robotics experts at the…
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Play Pong While You Wait for the Traffic Light to Turn Green

Play Pong While You Wait for the Traffic Light to Turn Green
Some walk lights have buttons you can press to let the system know that there are pedestrians waiting to cross, while some others have a Pong game unit instead. Too bad you can only find the…
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Guy Builds Bridge out of LEGO (Sorta)

Guy Builds Bridge out of LEGO (Sorta)
We’re always talking about stuff made out of LEGO around here, and while I’ve even seen furniture and vehicles made from LEGO bricks, I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve seen a load-bearing…
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Friedrich Kühl Air Conditioner Offers iPhone Control

Friedrich Kühl Air Conditioner Offers iPhone Control
I definitely like the fact that more and more appliances are becoming Wi-Fi-enabled, meaning that expensive home automation that was only available for the rich, or incredibly handy is trickling down to us ordinary folk. The…
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Best Star Wars Lego Diorama Ever Even Plays the Theme Music

Best Star Wars Lego Diorama Ever Even Plays the Theme Music
How does Germany celebrate the release of The Phantom Menace in 3D? With the world’s most awesome Star Wars diorama of course. Rene Hoffmeister and Lorenz Lnggrtnr built this super complex diorama featuring sets from Star…
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