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Death Star Would Cost All the Money to Run for One Day

Death Star Would Cost All the Money to Run for One Day
I never really put much thought into what it would cost to actually make and operate the things we see in sci-fi movies. Take the Death Star for instance. It never crossed my mind to think about how much it would cost to build.

DroneGun Knocks Drones out of the Sky

DroneGun Knocks Drones out of the Sky
With drones becoming more and more popular and with most having the ability to send video back to the operator, police and military around the world need a way to stop nefarious users from using them to perform bad deeds. 
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BALLU Robot is Part Balloon and Part Crane

BALLU Robot is Part Balloon and Part Crane
Normally, humanoid robots creep me out a bit, but Ballu doesn’t. I mean it’s hard to be scared of something that reminds me more than a little of those junky balloon toys with feet KFC used to give out in the ’80s.

These 3 Security Systems Include Home Automation

These 3 Security Systems Include Home Automation
Home security systems are designed to give you peace of mind: If you’re getting aggravated trying choose or install them, they aren’t working! Today’s modern homeowner has plenty of expectations when it comes to the top home security systems.

Roveable Robots Crawl All Over Your Clothes

Roveable Robots Crawl All Over Your Clothes
Scientists at MIT and Stanford have created a new type of tiny robot called a “roveable”. Basically these compact critters will live on our clothes and travel all around as if they are living on a human planet.

Glow Lamp Isn’t a Jet Pack, But It Does Hover

Glow Lamp Isn’t a Jet Pack, But It Does Hover
Growing up, I was convinced that by the time I was “old” I wouldn’t have to walk anywhere. My jetpack would fly me wherever I wanted to go. I was also convinced that we would be living on the Moon and while my jetpack and lunar house have yet to happen, at least we are starting to get things that levitate.

WhammyPhone is a Bendable Music Playing Phone

WhammyPhone is a Bendable Music Playing Phone
Growing up I watched a lot of Looney Toons cartoons and I remember one where Bugs plays a wood saw to make some Hawaiian music. I imagine that the WhammyPhone is sort of the modern equivalent of that strange musical instrument.

BMW’s Future Motorcycle: No Helmet Required

BMW’s Future Motorcycle: No Helmet Required
BMW recently showed off a bunch of concept vehicles to for its 100th birthday, but this one is the coolest. The Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle is so smart you wouldn’t need a helmet, or even a padded suit.

Scientists Feed Silkworms Graphene to Create Super Silk

Scientists Feed Silkworms Graphene to Create Super Silk
I’d bet at some point a scientist for Oscorp thought feeding a special spider something cool would be a great idea. Instead, we ended up with Spider-Man and a host of villains. I can’t help but think that a group of scientists at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China might have inadvertently created the origin story for a C-grade Marvel comic book.

Researchers Send Secure Passwords via the Human Body

Researchers Send Secure Passwords via the Human Body
A team of electrical engineers and computer scientists from the University of Washington have teamed up to create what they say is a much more secure way to transmit passwords. Currently, most passwords are sent via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi where they can be captured by hackers and possibly cracked.

NASA RASSOR 2.0 Rover Struts Its Stuff

NASA RASSOR 2.0 Rover Struts Its Stuff
NASA calls its RASSOR 2.0 rover “a blue collar robot.” That’s because it gets down and dirty and is tough as nails. It digs, it climbs, it flips over. It’s a real workhorse. It is an awesome design and it is fun to watch it in action.

Ghost Robotics Minitaur Quadruped Can Open Doors to Snatch your Soul

Ghost Robotics Minitaur Quadruped Can Open Doors to Snatch your Soul
Well folks, we are yet one step closer to creating a real life Hector robot that will come and rip off your head and wear it while chasing your girlfriend around the building. The Ghost Robotics‘ Minitaur robot reminds me of a cross between a really weird, really excited cat, and that BigDog robot.

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Self-lacing Sneakers: HELLLOOO McFly!

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Self-lacing Sneakers: HELLLOOO McFly!
The DeLorean time machine was certainly the thing I wanted most from the Back to the Future movies. I would have also settled for that hoverboard McFly rode around on. I’m not really into footwear, but the thought of shoes that tied themselves and had lights on them was very appealing when I was a kid.

Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Plan Puts Driverless Cars on Roads by 2021

Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Plan Puts Driverless Cars on Roads by 2021
There’s been lots of buzz in the media about self-driving vehicles of late, but the reality is that it may be quite some time before consumers will have cars that can drive themselves without the need for some driver input.

Edible Drones in the Works: Food Flight!

Edible Drones in the Works: Food Flight!
Building drones with from metal and plastic? What are you, a caveman? Edible drones are the future. UAVs made from edible material are tailor-made to get food supplies to remote areas or disaster zones. The drone called “Pouncer” is being designed by engineer Nigel Gifford.

Starship Technologies Wants to Replace Delivery Drivers with Fancy Robovan Tech

Starship Technologies Wants to Replace Delivery Drivers with Fancy Robovan Tech
Starship Technologies first came to our attention when it unveiled its sweet cooler on wheels autonomous robots meant to deliver food and other items to your door. The company is back with a new reveal, and this time out it has a semi-autonomous system that is the result of a tie up with Mercedes-Benz.
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