First Robot Prison Guards Activated

Back in November, South Korea announced that a project to create robot prison guards was underway. And just as predicted, the robo-guards are ready for their first tests. Check out video (complete with prisoner/robot interaction) below. The robot looks pretty different from the last time we saw it–a little less cheerful, a little more Cylon-y. More...

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By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, March 17th, 2012
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Blue-Color Robots are coming to Hospitals in the US and UK

Robots have already staked out a place in the health-care world—from surgical droids that can suture a wound better than the human hand to “nanobots” that can swim in the bloodstream. But the stage More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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Star Wars like war theater may be well upon us

If you’ve been following this site you know DARPA is tireless in funding, researching and developing the ultimate SciFi gadgets. And so Darpa’s interest in laser technology is no surprise, but their More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, March 12th, 2012
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Will Tin Canned Wine Be Our Future?

There are cases where technological advancements are not necessary improvements. This is one of them. Ball Packaging Europe, a beverage can producer, has developed a new design for fruit wine maker EV-Secco. Yes, More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, March 11th, 2012
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Use Your Avatar to Speak Any Language Real-time

We’ve never been nearer to a globalized and synchronized world in our history before. Thanks to modern technology we can sit in our office in New York doing business with someone in Beijing, video chat with More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, March 4th, 2012
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A 3D Collection For The World

Here’s an interesting project with a great tie-in with the physibles initiative of Pirate Bay. The Smithsonian has started a new initiative to make its enormous collection more accessible. It includes a More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, March 1st, 2012
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Red License Plate Day

An extended campaign in Nevada by Google has led to a new host of provisions which will allow automated cars to legally drive in the state. Starting TODAY, March 1st, 2012 innovators like Google can officially apply More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, February 20th, 2012
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Robonaut Awakens

Almost a year to the day after NASA launched it’s first humanoid robot, Robonaut, to space for active duty on the ISS Space Station the synthetic crew member has awakened. The event went, apart from some geeky More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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Quadrotors And a Lot of Them

Where’s John Connor when you need him cause these nano quadrotors from the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory can fly in some pretty stunning formations. But are d*mn scary too. You might remember More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
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The Replicator

If you think SOPA, PIPA, or the even more evil ACTA is going to stop people from using the internet for copying and distributing copyrighted material without license then you’re in for a surprise. More even, More...