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Tag: Research

Flexrotor UAV Takes off Like a Helicopter, Flies Like an Airplane

Flexrotor UAV Takes off Like a Helicopter, Flies Like an Airplane
The military in the United States and other militaries around the world are making heavy use of unmanned aerial vehicles these days. UAVs are being used for many reasons with one of the main reasons being that a UAV allows aircraft to be put into action without a pilot being placed in danger.

High-Tech Avalanche Research Team Helping to Create Better Ice Cream

High-Tech Avalanche Research Team Helping to Create Better Ice Cream
I think making better ice cream is science we can all get behind – unless you’re lactose intolerant. Researchers at the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos, Switzerland are working with Nestlé to devise better tasting ice cream.
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Golden Silk Orbweaver Spider Silk May Find Its Way inside Future Electronics

Golden Silk Orbweaver Spider Silk May Find Its Way inside Future Electronics
I hate spiders. They’re gross looking and even the ones that I know aren’t poisonous I still find extremely disturbing. Growing up in rural area, I spent plenty of time in the woods as a kid and have distinct memories of trying to peel spider webs out of my hair while imagining an angry, homeless spider is hiding just behind my ear waiting to crawl into my brain.

83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Jaw Transplant

83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Jaw Transplant
At some point in the future, if we needed a new body part, I always figured science would be able to grow one. If you need any new kidney just sprinkle a few cells, top with miracle grow, and wait until you new kidney is ready.

Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches

Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches
I would bet we can all agree that we really don’t want cockroaches in our homes. They are disgusting little creatures after all, and any time I see one I’m convinced that I’m now eating roach poo.

Army Wants to Make Fat Soldiers Thin by Injecting More Fat Cells

Army Wants to Make Fat Soldiers Thin by Injecting More Fat Cells
One thing that Kung Fu Panda taught me is that portly warriors can still kick butt- skadoosh! The U.S. Army feels differently though and wants all of its obese soldiers to slim down, with very good reason.

Wi-Fi and Gonads Don’t Mix, Says Study

Wi-Fi and Gonads Don’t Mix, Says Study
Guys, if you are the sort that uses a notebook with Wi-Fi running in your lap all day long, there is a new reason not to. Over the past few years, the main reason to not do that for me was the fact that notebooks were randomly catching fire.

WalkSafe: Early Warning App Tries to Keep You from Getting Run Over

WalkSafe: Early Warning App Tries to Keep You from Getting Run Over
It’s a common sight to see people using their mobile phones while doing a whole lot of other stuff, like when they’re shopping or grabbing a drink from the vending machine or buying lunch. While that’s definitely not ideal, at least it hurts a whole lot less when you bump into people or some display at the store instead of what could be bumping into you, if you use your mobile while you cross the street.

Virtual iCub Robot Counts Like a Human

Virtual iCub Robot Counts Like a Human
The iCub robot is creepy enough, but now it turns out that there’s a virtual version of the robot that researchers are playing around with. This virtual version is capable of counting by linking its body to the numbers, just like humans.

Researchers Try to Turn Urine into Biofuel, Destined to Celebrate with a Urinal Cake

Researchers Try to Turn Urine into Biofuel, Destined to Celebrate with a Urinal Cake
Fuel cells. Where are they? They still have not hit the market and replaced batteries. It would be nice to see them in daily use since we would just need to refill them with liquids instead of wasting so many batteries and having them end up in landfills.

HyQ Quadruped Robot Kicks, Trots and Rears Up

HyQ Quadruped Robot Kicks, Trots and Rears Up
If they create anymore quadruped robots, we are going to need to build some robotic zoos to house them. We have BigDog, AlphaDog and now HyQ. HyQ was developed at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), in Genoa.

Using a Touchscreen Through Your Pocket Made Possible by Microsoft PocketTouch

Using a Touchscreen Through Your Pocket Made Possible by Microsoft PocketTouch
Have you ever needed to use your phone inside you pocket? I haven’t, but I’m sure it could be useful in some situations. New technology from Microsoft Research could allow you to use a touchscreen through fabric.

iCub Robot Acts Like a Baby, Now Crawls

iCub Robot Acts Like a Baby, Now Crawls
Robots today are such babies. Especially the ones designed to mimic babies. iCub thankfully doesn’t cry all of the time. He does however now crawl on the floor like a baby. Though not very well.

Researchers Read Brain Signals to Recreate Video

Researchers Read Brain Signals to Recreate Video
This is one of the strangest things I have ever seen and it reminds me more than a little of Total Recall. Scientists at UC Berkeley have discovered a way to be able to reconstruct video that a user is watching solely by reading brainwaves.

Glowing Kittens Bred by AIDS Researchers

Glowing Kittens Bred by AIDS Researchers
I would like a glowing cat just for the fact that I tend to step on the dumb felines at my house because they don’t get out of my way when it’s dark. If they glowed, I would be able to see them, not step on them, and when they barricade themselves under my bed I could find them.

Robot Worm Slithers Around Obstacles, Wants to Be Your Hero

Robot Worm Slithers Around Obstacles, Wants to Be Your Hero
Robot makers are always drawing from nature to create new and interesting robots that can handle earth’s environment. The latest comes from a University of Leeds researcher, who wants to build a better worm. One that can slither around obstacles.
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