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Is the Personal Robot Finally Here?
Robotbase robot
January 22nd, 2015
She's your personal assistant, your photographer, your butler and your home security guard — and she's a robot.
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Spaceflight's Great Leaps Come with Risks (and Tragedies)
Orion Spacecraft
December 29th, 2014
The past year has been a boom time for the commercial spaceflight industry, but alongside the successes have come failures, even tragedies.
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Military Seeks Flying Aircraft Carriers to Launch Drones
Drone Aircraft Carriers
December 9th, 2014
The U.S. military wants to develop flying aircraft carriers to transport drones in and out of surveillance zones.
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Elon Musk Reveals Test Site for Futuristic 'Hyperloop' System
Hyperloop Passenger Transport Capsule Conceptual Design Rendering
January 20th, 2015
The Lone Star state could soon be the new testing ground for the most futuristic transportation system in the world.
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Flying Machines? 5 Da Vinci Designs That Were Ahead of Their Time
Da Vinci's flying machine.
December 19th, 2014
From humanoid robots to machine guns, here are five da Vinci inventions that were truly before their time.
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Artificial Intelligence: Friendly or Frightening?
I, Robot
December 4th, 2014
It's a Saturday morning in June at the Royal Society in London. Computer scientists, public figures and reporters have gathered to witness or take part in a decades-old challenge.
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Coming Soon: An Atomic Clock That Can Fit in Your Pocket
Abstract clock.
November 18th, 2014
Knowing what time it is down to the very last sliver of a second is easy — but only if you happen to have an atomic clock in your pocket.
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'Smart Shoe' Devices Could Charge Up as You Walk
The energy harvesting device.
January 14th, 2015
What if you could power your fitness tracker just by taking a stroll around the block?
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Robot Swarm! NYC Exhibit Uses Bots to Teach Math
MoMath's new robots.
December 12th, 2014
A new interactive exhibit in New York City teaches kids and adults alike about the mathematical order of the natural world in an unconventional way: with dozens of swarming robots.
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Vest for the Deaf Translates Speech Into Vibrations
Vibrating vest for deaf
November 21st, 2014
A new wearable device that translates spoken words into vibrations could help deaf people perceive speech in a completely new way.
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