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Amazon Releases Drone Delivery Prototype Video

(https://www.youtube.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 3 years ago
Amazon is very seriously preparing to employ drones for delivery services. More>>>
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Flying Robot Moves Like a Jellyfish

(http://news.discovery.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 3 years ago
"Ristroph’s robot flies by flapping four wings that are arranged around the robot’s “waist.” The wings move up and down and it looks like a jellyfish, though strictly speaking the aerodynamics are probably a bit more like a moth. "Ri... More>>>
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Biotechnology

Prosthetic Fingers That Grab Gracefully

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 6 years ago
ProDigits can replace any or all fingers on a hand; each replacement digit has a tiny motor and gear box mounted at the base. Movement is controlled by a computer chip in the prosthesis. The individual, motorized fingers are a new and promising de... More>>>
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Muscle-Bound Computer Interface

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 7 years ago
Forearm electrodes could enable new forms of hands-free computer interaction. More>>>
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Waterproof OLED displays

(http://www.engadget.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 7 years ago
Details are about as light as can be on this one, but it looks like Japan's Ito Electronics has developed some sort of special "packaging technology" that can make OLED displays fully waterproof, which could be particularly used for watc... More>>>
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Robot Gardener Plants, Tends and Harvests: Disc...

(http://dsc.discovery.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 7 years ago
Sanjiv Singh, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, has been developing robots for use in large-scale agriculture. Singh says there are many opportunities for robots in farms and orchards, from weeding to harvesting, that could make agricultu... More>>>
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Northwestern Researchers Develop Novel Membrane...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a new class of ‘honeycomb’ gas separation materials to purify hydrogen rich mixtures like methane (natural gas) for generating electricity via fuel cells. Traditional met... More>>>
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Robot Worn On Your Body Can Increase Your Strength

(http://www.youtube.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
Robotic suit enhances physical abilities. More>>>
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Doc in a Box

(http://www.wired.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
"You probably won't see it used for open-heart surgeries," Berkelman says. "But for simpler procedures—like removing shrapnel—it could be very cost-effective." More>>>
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Molecular ice chain structure could be used to ...

(http://www.nanowerk.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
an international team of scientists have discovered a novel one dimensional ice chain structure built from pentagons that may prove to be a step toward the development of new materials which can be used to seed clouds and cause rain. More>>>
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Phoenix, a multilegged creature

(http://forums.trossenrobotics.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
For almost 9 months ago I started with a hexapod project called Phoenix. Each leg has 3 DOF. Almost all parts are custom made. The coxa design was inspired by micromagicsystems hexapod v4b. More>>>
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Computer components shrinking faster than pred...

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: VenessaMiemis over 8 years ago
Two US groups have announced transistors almost 1000 times smaller than those in use today, and a version of flash memory that could store all the books in the US Library of Congress in a square 4 inches (10 cm) across. More>>>
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