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Archive for February 2013

Robo-Dogs and Cats Help Train Vets-to-Be For the Real Thing

Robo-Dogs and Cats Help Train Vets-to-Be For the Real Thing
Dentists have Simroid and Hanako to practice on, while doctors also have their own simulator robots which they use to perform simulated surgeries. It was only a matter of time before vets got their own robots to practice on – and that they did get back in 2010, when Robo-Jerry II and Robo-Fluffy made their debuts at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Winterfell Gets Tiny: The Flea Circus is Coming

Winterfell Gets Tiny: The Flea Circus is Coming
We still have to wait until March 31 for the new season of Game of Thrones, but that doesn’t mean that fans of the series and books that inspired it aren’t making good use of their downtime while waiting for its return.
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LEGO Gundam is Too Good to Be Official

LEGO Gundam is Too Good to Be Official
If you spent the rest of your day putting your skull back together after seeing Gyuta K.’s LEGO Eva Gundam, brace yourself. Because as it turns out, he has an earlier project so awesome it will beam saber your brain to bits.

TARDIS Blanket is Warmer on the Inside

TARDIS Blanket is Warmer on the Inside
When you don’t have a TARDIS with which to travel through time and space, the next best thing might be a TARDIS shaped blanket. Instead of walking into the TARDIS and hitting some controls, you can just get in and pull this blanket over your head and let your dreams take you to distant alien worlds for adventure.

Electromagnetic Harvester Concept Uses Ambient Energy to Charge Batteries

Electromagnetic Harvester Concept Uses Ambient Energy to Charge Batteries
Aside from generating heat, most electronic devices also emit electromagnetic fields. A rapid prototyping enthusiast named Dennis Siegel though of a way to tap into those fields and store them as usable energy by way of AA batteries.

Gresso Cruiser Titanium Mobile Phone Chooses Looks over Functionality

Gresso Cruiser Titanium Mobile Phone Chooses Looks over Functionality
Some people out there prefer a product that looks good to a product that has more functionality. There’s not anything wrong with that and if you are that sort of person and have a big budget for a mobile phone, Gresso has a new offering that looks pretty cool.

iPad & iPhone Controlled RC Battle Tank is the Future of Micro Warfare

iPad & iPhone Controlled RC Battle Tank is the Future of Micro Warfare
These awesome little R/C tanks can be controlled with your iOS mobile devices. That means that you can have tank wars with all of your gadget-obsessed friends and family. They are modeled on real German army tanks used during Second World War, but these ones are palm-sized.

Pegasus Knight Armor Hoodie Offers Killer Looks with None of the Danger

Pegasus Knight Armor Hoodie Offers Killer Looks with None of the Danger
Did you always want to be a knight back in medieval times? Well, it was probably pretty overrated, what with the plague, and constant risk of being skewered by your enemies on a daily basis. But now you can look like a medieval knight without any such challenges, and keep warm while doing it.

Standalone Star Wars Films Coming from Disney: First One to Feature Yoda?

Standalone Star Wars Films Coming from Disney: First One to Feature Yoda?
If you’re a fan of the Star Wars franchise, you’re probably very excited that Disney is bringing out more movies in the franchise after purchasing Lucasfilm. I only hope the new films have more in common with the original trilogy then the prequels.

Band-Aid Printer Could Make Custom Bandages for Just the Right Fit

Band-Aid Printer Could Make Custom Bandages for Just the Right Fit
A while back we saw some innovative bandages which could be adjusted to fit a variety of wounds and skin colors. While these were great for carrying around in your bag, they might not fit each and every injury with precision.

Facial Sculptures Made from Random DNA Samples

Facial Sculptures Made from Random DNA Samples
DNA is essential to carbon-based life as we know it, but this is one of the few times that I’ve seen it used to create art. An artist created portrait sculptures from the analyses of genetic material that was collected in public places.

Evonik Electric Kite Car Travels Across Australia on Just $15

Evonik Electric Kite Car Travels Across Australia on Just $15
Whether you like it or not, electric cars are part of our future, and I hope that my next one will be able to function without the need of any gas. Distance races are quite important, because they allow teams to showcase and iron out the faults in rapidly-developing electric vehicle technologies.

Thermo-Sensitive Business Cards Help You Make a Warm Impression

Thermo-Sensitive Business Cards Help You Make a Warm Impression
Business cards aren’t just useful for handing people your contact information. If you’re smart about it, then you can actually use them to help make and cement a good first impression unto others. Take these business cards by design studio Under Consideration, for example.

Lernstift Pen Vibrates When You Make Mistakes: Wait, People Still Write by Hand?

Lernstift Pen Vibrates When You Make Mistakes: Wait, People Still Write by Hand?
Inventor Falk Wolsky and his better half Mandy, a child care worker, were inspired to make the Lernstift (“Learning pen” in German) after seeing their son struggle with writing. They came up with a prototype that detects “writing movements” and alerts the user if he makes a mistake.

Android App Turns Lamps on or off Just by Pointing Your Device at Them

Android App Turns Lamps on or off Just by Pointing Your Device at Them
Developer Mike Leslie is working on what he calls Project Rita, a device that “keeps track of all of the information that the user is personally interested in” and ultimately “present the user with the right information at the right time.” Mike is giving us a taste of this Jarvis-level wizardry with one of Rita’s components, an Android app that toggles lamps on or off in a bad-ass manner.

Skylanders SWAP Force to Debut Later this Year

Skylanders SWAP Force to Debut Later this Year
If you’re a big fan of the Skylanders video game and collectible toy franchise, Activision has announced a new game is coming this fall. The new game is called Skylanders SWAP Force. The game will feature 16 new characters that will be on display at the Toy Fair 2013 in New York this month.
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