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DARPA Creates Fire Extinguisher Made of Sound
Jul 13, 2012 00:45 AM E
Firefighting technology hasn't changed much in recent history and fire in enclosed areas can cause a lot of damage and potentially threaten lives. Now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - the innovations arm of the U.S. Department of Defense - has pioneered a new way to extinguish flames using sound.
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Smart Headlights Shine Around Rain and Snow
Jul 10, 2012 19:57 PM E
Driving through a heavy rainstorm can be a treacherous task that leaves a driver leaning over white knuckles to see through the haze. But a new type of 'smart headlight' produced by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute aims to improve visibility by constantly redirecting the light to shine between drops of precipitation.
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‘Realistic’ Robot Legs Mimic Human Movement
Jul 06, 2012 09:02 AM E
Researchers from the University of Arizona say they have created the most "biologically correct" pair of robot legs ever created, according to a new study,
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3-D Printed Blood Vessels Made of Sugar Help Grow Artificial Liver
Jul 03, 2012 21:33 PM E
Medical advancements in the 21st Century are taking new shapes, and in some cases, those shapes are coming out of 3-D printers. A research team from the Massachusetts Technology Institute and the University of Pennsylvania have created entire networks of blood vessels printed from a mixture of sugars using the RepRap 3-D printer.
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Remotely-Activated Nanoparticles Could Soon Produce Drugs Within the Body
Jul 02, 2012 20:10 PM E
In the near future, medicine may not come via a pill or injection - it could be produced inside your body by minuscule capsules that don't contain drugs but the biological machinery for making a drug.
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New Particles Inject Life-Saving Oxygen Into Blood
Jun 29, 2012 20:45 PM E
By creating microparticles that trap oxygen gas inside a fatty membrane only 2 to 4 micrometers in size, researchers have created an oxygen delivery system that can be directly injected into the vein of a person with a blocked airway.
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Robot Will Beat You At Rock-Paper-Scissors Every Time [VIDEO]
Jun 29, 2012 12:15 PM E
Rock-paper-scissors may seem like a game of luck, but researcher with the Ishikawa Oku Laboratory in Japan created a robot that will beat you every single time -- and it works differently than you may think.
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High-Tech Spray Paint Could Turn Any Surface Into a Battery
Jun 28, 2012 18:53 PM E
Batteries have traditionally come in rectangular or cylindrical shapes, but that's about to change. Scientists at Rice University have developed a spray-on battery paint that can be affixed to just about any surface.
shimi robot
Smartphone Powered Robot DJ "Shimi" Premieres at Google's I/O Conference
Jun 27, 2012 23:49 PM E
True to its name, Shimi dances to the beat. Docking your iPhone or Android into the robot allows it access to your music library, where it can pick the music to pump up your party. Shimi can read body language, so all you have to do to let it know you don't like a song is shake your head in front of it.
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Twisted Light Transfers Data 85,000 Times Faster Than Broadband
Jun 27, 2012 21:10 PM E
Laser beams with a twist can send 2.56 terabits of data per second over free space, and could raise the speed of fiber optic cables used by Internet service providers.
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Nanodiamonds Cut Dirt in Laundry, Make Washing Eco-Friendly
Jun 26, 2012 17:42 PM E
Diamonds in your laundry detergent may sound like an unnecessary extravagance, but researchers have found that adding minuscule nanodiamonds to washer soap can cut greasy stains without having to run loads at high temperatures.
radial pulse
MIT-Developed Video Software Can Detect Your Pulse Through Your Laptop Camera
Jun 25, 2012 23:43 PM E
Someday soon, you might be able do your annual physical checkup through your computer's webcam. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing software that can check a person's vital signs through an ordinary low-resolution camera.
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Nano-infused Paint Detects Strain in Planes and Bridges
Jun 22, 2012 20:11 PM E
The "smart paint" is infused with carbon nanotubes, which can be read with a laser beam and give data back about small deformations or strains on buildings, bridges, or even planes.
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Swiss Chemical Process Makes Sustainable ‘Green Jeans’
Jun 20, 2012 21:21 PM E
It takes a lot of water and chemicals to make the 2 billion pairs of jeans produced around the world each year, and with a new chemical process, the wastewater and greenhouses gasses that process creates could be drastically reduced.
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