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Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution

Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution

When it comes to swimming through the water with efficiency and ease, gliding is the best way to get around. A team of engineers led by Xiaobo Tan from Michigan State University have refined their

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New Research Shows that Graphene Oxide Can Easily Clean Toxins from Radioactive Water

New Research Shows that Graphene Oxide Can Easily Clean Toxins from Radioactive Water

Photo via Shutterstock When it comes to cleaning up radioactive materials after a spill, scientists need to get pretty creative. From robots to bacteria, anything that will remove dangerous radiation

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VelociRoACH: A Tiny, Super-Fast Robot Cockroach Made from Cardboard That Can Save Lives

VelociRoACH: A Tiny, Super-Fast Robot Cockroach Made from Cardboard That Can Save Lives

It may not be able to survive a nuclear blast, but this tiny VelociRoACH robot is pretty darn impressive. Although it's just 4-inches long, the VelociRoACH can run so fast that it covers 27

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Hitachi Rolls Out a New Robot to Help With Fukushima Daiichi Cleanup

Hitachi Rolls Out a New Robot to Help With Fukushima Daiichi Cleanup

Robots venture where humans fear to tread. The ASTACO-SoRa developed by Hitachi is destined to roll into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant next year to clean up radioactive and toxic rubble. The

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Scientists From MIT Invent a Robot That Can Transform Into Almost Any 3D Shape

Scientists From MIT Invent a Robot That Can Transform Into Almost Any 3D Shape

Transforming robots are not be the exclusive property of cartoons and sci-fi blockbusters anymore. Engineers from MIT have created a tiny device that is capable of folding itself into almost any desirable

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Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Liquid Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup behind the surfboard-sized robots known as Wave Gliders, announced today that the Papa Mau robot completed a record-breaking 9,000 mile trip across the Pacific

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EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!

EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!

EcoBot III is a lightweight self-sustaining robot designed to clean wastewater! Powered by Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), the robot runs off human waste, using it to produce electricity necessary for

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Gary Card’s Electric Christmas Tree is Made from Recycled Chevy Volt Parts!

Gary Card’s Electric Christmas Tree is Made from Recycled Chevy Volt Parts!

The electric Chevy Volt may be a pretty cool green ride - but did you know it also makes a great Christmas Tree? Engadget reports that Vauxhaull, the British subsidiary of General Motors, is celebrating

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Toshiba Develops Tetrapod Robot to Enter Dangerous Disaster Sites Unreachable by Humans

Toshiba Develops Tetrapod Robot to Enter Dangerous Disaster Sites Unreachable by Humans

During Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, emergency workers were often unable to get close to the site due to high levels of radiation. In order to combat this challenge in the future, the Toshiba

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How We Can Strengthen America’s Infrastructure Against Future Natural Disasters

How We Can Strengthen America’s Infrastructure Against Future Natural Disasters

Photo by NYC DOT New York is one of the world’s great cities - and when it was brought to a standstill by Hurricane Sandy, many questioned the state of the city’s infrastructure - and the

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University Of Texas to Use Carbon Nanotubes to Create Super-Strong Artificial Muscles

University Of Texas to Use Carbon Nanotubes to Create Super-Strong Artificial Muscles

Photo from Shutterstock Carbon nanotubes are a ground-breaking material that have been proposed for use in everything from solar paint to the construction of space elevators. Now the University of

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Susanna Bauer Delicately Adorns Natural Objects with Her Amazing Embroidery

Susanna Bauer Delicately Adorns Natural Objects with Her Amazing Embroidery

Artist Susanna Bauer carefully spins webs over stones, pieces of drift wood, and the edges of leaves. Detailed and delicate, her creations made from yarn and organic objects seamlessly form a union

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UK Researchers Create a Circuit Board that Completely Dissolves in Hot Water

UK Researchers Create a Circuit Board that Completely Dissolves in Hot Water

Recycling electronics is a challenge, particularly as they become smaller and more tightly sealed. But the National Physical Laboratory in the UK looks to change that with a newly invented circuit board

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Cyberdyne Creates Mind-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton to Protect Fukushima Workers from Nuclear Radiation

Cyberdyne Creates Mind-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton to Protect Fukushima Workers from Nuclear Radiation

This week Cyberdyne unveiled a robotic exoskeleton called HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) that allows its wearer to carry superhuman loads while shielding them from radiation. With the Fukushima nuclear

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BIOSwimmer Robofish to be Launched in US Port to Detect Security Threats

BIOSwimmer Robofish to be Launched in US Port to Detect Security Threats

Boston Engineering has designed a robotic tuna fish called the BIOSwimmer that is capable of detecting weapons and contraband stowed away in ports and harbors. The unique swimming vehicle utilizes Boston

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DIY: How to Transform a Defunct XBOX 360 Into a Lush Indoor Planter

DIY: How to Transform a Defunct XBOX 360 Into a Lush Indoor Planter

Stuck with a broken videogame console? Why not convert it into a planter? When Curly Productions moved into a new set of offices, they wanted some quirky objects to bring it to life. It just so happened

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Invader Tags Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Reef Sculptures With 8-Bit Mosaic Graffiti

Invader Tags Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Reef Sculptures With 8-Bit Mosaic Graffiti

Invader is a French artist  known for installing Space Invader video game icons made from tiles on streets all over the world. The quirky Atari-inspired pieces have popped up on six out of seven

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Low-Cost Robot Worker ‘Baxter’ Could Change the Face of US Manufacturing

Low-Cost Robot Worker ‘Baxter’ Could Change the Face of US Manufacturing

Rethink Robotics have created a new android that they believe could stop industrial manufacturing jobs from going overseas. The Boston-based company has created a revolutionary humanoid robot named

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DARPA’s Mule-like Robotic Squad Support System (LS3) Can Carry Up To 400 Pounds!

DARPA’s Mule-like Robotic Squad Support System (LS3) Can Carry Up To 400 Pounds!

DARPA are experts as creating robots, such as the Cheetah, which can reportedly run faster than Usain Bolt. This week, the defense research agency unveiled their two robotic 'pack mule' prototypes known

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US Scientists Develop Technique to Remotely Control Cockroaches

US Scientists Develop Technique to Remotely Control Cockroaches

  A team of researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique to remotely control and steer cockroaches via an electronic interface. While at first glance it may seem

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DARPA’s Robot Cheetah Can Now Run Faster Than Usain Bolt!

DARPA’s Robot Cheetah Can Now Run Faster Than Usain Bolt!

In March, we reported that Boston Dynamics and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Cheetah bot had shattered the world speed record for legged robots with a running speed of 18 mph. At

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Denmark’s Natural History Museum in Copenhagen has a Walkable Green Roof

Denmark’s Natural History Museum in Copenhagen has a Walkable Green Roof

The Natural History Museum of Denmark has one of the world’s largest collections documenting the planet’s natural history. In order to make it more accessible to the public, the architects decided to

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This Mechanical Robot Is Made Completely From Paper (And A Few Rubber Bands)

This Mechanical Robot Is Made Completely From Paper (And A Few Rubber Bands)

Robots don't grow on trees, but as one Japanese designer has proven, they can be made from trees. The artist known as Kikousya has designed and built the Mechanical Paper Robot from wood pulp, a couple

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Vote Wall-E Into Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Hall of Fame!

Vote Wall-E Into Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Hall of Fame!

Everyone has heard of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but did you know that there was a Robot Hall of Fame? Founded in 2003 at Carnegie Mellon University, the Robot Hall of Fame was created to recognize

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Honda Miimo is a Robotic Lawn Mower for Green-Conscious Homeowners

Honda Miimo is a Robotic Lawn Mower for Green-Conscious Homeowners

Fans of the automatic Roomba vacuum cleaner will love the new Honda Miimo robotic lawn mower. The Honda Miimo lawn mower functions just like the Roomba, but instead of keeping your carpet and floors

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Is Your Honey Counterfeit? Honey Detective Vaughn Bryant Can Tell

Is Your Honey Counterfeit? Honey Detective Vaughn Bryant Can Tell

Honeycomb photo from Shutterstock According to Food Safety News, a third or more of all honey consumed in the United States has been smuggled illegally into the US and may contain antibiotics and heavy

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TU Delft’s iWEB Pavilion to be Transformed Into a Climate Research Laboratory

TU Delft’s iWEB Pavilion to be Transformed Into a Climate Research Laboratory

An icon for innovation, iWEB was first unveiled at the Floriade World Exhibition in 2002. The pavilion looks like a grounded flying saucer, and it functions as a multidisciplinary facility, encouraging

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Flexible Robot Meshworm Can Inch its Way Into the Tightest Spaces

Flexible Robot Meshworm Can Inch its Way Into the Tightest Spaces

Taking inspiration from the creepy crawly movements of the earthworm, scientists at MIT have developed a high-tech robot that can squeeze its way into virtually any space. Called the Meshworm, the wire

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Japan Builds First Swimming Robot To Create ‘Swumanoid’ Robo-Lifeguards

Japan Builds First Swimming Robot To Create ‘Swumanoid’ Robo-Lifeguards

The Tokyo University of Technology have created the Swumanoid, a human-like swimming robot that they believe could one day be used to patrol beaches and save swimmers in distress (think of it as part

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DARPA’s New Fire Suppression System Extinguishes Fires With Sound!

DARPA’s New Fire Suppression System Extinguishes Fires With Sound!

The geniuses at DARPA are at it again - in the past they have created the internet, designed super fast cheetah robots and next-generation flight systems, and now they've developed a new system that is

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