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Build-a-Bot Kit Makes Robots Open Source
Soft Robot Toolkit
September 30th, 2014
A new toolkit could help veteran and beginner roboticists design, create and assemble a variety of soft-bodied bots.
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Delivery Drones Become a Reality in Germany
The DHL drone in flight.
September 26th, 2014
German logistics company DHL recently announced it is launching a new drone delivery service to get "urgently needed goods," such as life-saving medicines, to certain remote locations.
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5 Cool DIY Tech Trends from World Maker Faire
3D-Printed Objects at Maker Faire
September 23rd, 2014
About 700 inventors and innovators gathered here at the New York Hall of Science last weekend (Sept. 20-21) to show off cool creations and fun DIY projects at the fifth annual World Maker Faire.
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Well-Armed Design: 8 Octopus-Inspired Technologies
Wild Octopus
September 29th, 2014
Octopuses, with their underwater dexterity and camouflage abilities, have inspired much technological innovation. Here are some novel technologies that have been created based on the sea creature.
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Abu Dhabi to Host First Solar-Powered Flight Around World
Solar Impulse 2
September 25th, 2014
The first solar-powered flight around the world will take off from and touch down in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, officials announced today (Sept. 25).
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Prize for 480 New Varieties of Wheat
wheat, innovation
September 19th, 2014
Across the world, scientists are currently exploring a range of strategies to increase wheat yield.
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Drones Are Coming to Hollywood: FAA Clears Robot Flyers for Filming
Flying Drone
September 26th, 2014
Lights! Camera! Take off! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced yesterday (Sept. 25) that television and movie producers will now be able to use drones to capture high-flying aerial footage.
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Jetpack Could Rocket Runners to 4-Minute Mile
The jetpack.
September 25th, 2014
The newest jetpack won't help you realize your dreams of flying across the sky, but it could help you run a mile in just four minutes.
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Maker Faire Celebrates Innovation and Tech in NYC This Weekend
This image was taken on May 17, 2013 at a past Maker Faire
September 19th, 2014
The World Maker Faire is coming to the New York Hall of Science in Queens this weekend (Sept. 20-21).
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