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Microsoft’s “Printing Dress” Displays Tweets as Public Art

Microsoft’s “Printing Dress” Displays Tweets as Public Art

  Ever wished the whole world followed you on Twitter?  With the “printing dress” they don’t have to because you can display your tweets across the skirt of this piece of high-tech

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Solar Powered Transformer Robot is our Kind of Autobot

Solar Powered Transformer Robot is our Kind of Autobot

The Transformers of times past may have been fueled by our imaginations, but now there's a whole new generation of morphing robots that harness the power of the sun as well! This sun-powered transformer

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Real Life Wall-E Made From LEGO Mindstorms & Motors!

Real Life Wall-E Made From LEGO Mindstorms & Motors!

If there is something that we can be sure of, it's that LEGOs really can be used to build just about anything. From computers and cameras to animals and robots, we've seen our favorite building blocks

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Japanese Robo-Suit Enables Paralyzed Man to Visit France

Japanese Robo-Suit Enables Paralyzed Man to Visit France

A 49-year-old Japanese man who has been paralyzed for 28 years since he was involved in a car accident is set to embark on a trip to France with the aid of this super high-tech robotic suit. The

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Geek Alert! Psychedelic LED Light Paintings Are Created Using Roomba Robot Vacuums

Geek Alert! Psychedelic LED Light Paintings Are Created Using Roomba Robot Vacuums

The Roomba has quite the following and it's not just because it cleans your house without having to pull out the vacuum. Roombas are completely hackable serving as open source robots that can be turned

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Paper Punk: Recyclable Paper Blocks for Kids Ages 6 to 99

Paper Punk: Recyclable Paper Blocks for Kids Ages 6 to 99

Design guru and entrepreneur Grace Hawthorne has spent the last 15 years of her life encouraging people to be creative and make things with their hands. Her new Paper Punk project, a fun collection of

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Japanese Corporation Plans to Turn the Moon Into a Massive Solar Power Plant

Japanese Corporation Plans to Turn the Moon Into a Massive Solar Power Plant

Man hasn't been back to the moon since 1972, but that hasn't stopped a team of Japanese engineers from developing a plan to turn our celestial neighbor into a massive solar power plant. The disaster at

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Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

What will the future hold? That's the question Smart recently put to the Twittersphere. The answers were penned onto a Smart Car on the Smart Urban Stage in London by illustrator Johanna Basford. Basford

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Japan Unveils Levitating High-Speed Electric Aero Train

Japan Unveils Levitating High-Speed Electric Aero Train

Move over maglev -- there's a new high-speed train in town. Japanese engineers have just unveiled a prototype vehicle that flies rather than rolling. The design is decidedly lower tech than maglev trains

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Color Changing Fukushima Plates Detect Radiation In Your Food

Color Changing Fukushima Plates Detect Radiation In Your Food

Imagine sitting down at the dinner table and not knowing if the food in front of you is safe to eat. For many people in Japan that situation is a reality, and while the government has been issuing

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Incredible Floating Fire Ants Help Develop Waterproof Materials and New Robotics

Incredible Floating Fire Ants Help Develop Waterproof Materials and New Robotics

The Solenopsis Invicta -- also known as the red fire ant -- has recently become an unlikely partner in the research of waterproof materials and robotics. The ants, which are incredibly resilient, have

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Alessilux Lamps Designer LEDs Will Seduce You Into Saving Energy

Alessilux Lamps Designer LEDs Will Seduce You Into Saving Energy

LEDs are coming for us in a big way and they are soon to be a fixture in all of our homes. Recently, the designers of Alessi teamed up with Foreverlamp to produce a entire series of designer LEDs that

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FDA Approves Cancer Killing Skull Cap to Treat Brain Tumors

FDA Approves Cancer Killing Skull Cap to Treat Brain Tumors

People who suffer from a form of brain cancer called GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) that resists chemotherapy and radiation will soon be able to undergo a less intrusive electrical treatment at home.

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Scientist Developing Next-Gen Robots to Harvest and Protect Crops

Scientist Developing Next-Gen Robots to Harvest and Protect Crops

Scientists in Israel and Europe are working to develop highly intelligent, agricultural robots that could potentially benefit farmers and workers while helping to feed our ever-growing population. By

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XBox 360 Controllers Send Robots Into Fukushima Nuclear Plant

XBox 360 Controllers Send Robots Into Fukushima Nuclear Plant

QinetiQ North America, a Virginia-based technology company, has deployed robots controlled by Xbox 360 pads into the trouble Fukushima Nuclear Plant.

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Arch Group Unveils Kremlin-Esque Green Orthodox Church In The Shadow Of The Eiffel Tower

Arch Group Unveils Kremlin-Esque Green Orthodox Church In The Shadow Of The Eiffel Tower

The complex's most prominent feature is the sprawling garden. Three existing trees, representing the holy trinity, will be joined by a series of birch, spruce, maple, lime, and ash trees to create a

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Japan Sends “Monirobo” Robot into Nuclear Plant to Keep Workers Out of Danger

Japan Sends “Monirobo” Robot into Nuclear Plant to Keep Workers Out of Danger

Japan has a new worker to help measure and test the radiation at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant - and it happens to be a robot named Monirobo. Short for “Monitoring Robot,” the robot can safely

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Incredible Scrap Metal Transformers Robots Look Just Like in the Movies

Incredible Scrap Metal Transformers Robots Look Just Like in the Movies

Designers Jiang Chen and Yang Junlin built the robots as part of their “Legend of Iron” project. Junlin, the head designer, explains that he believes in turning scrap metal into new treasure to reduce

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Stretchable Solar Cells Power Ultra-Sensitive Electronic “Super Skin”

Stretchable Solar Cells Power Ultra-Sensitive Electronic “Super Skin”

Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao has developed a new stretchable, solar-powered “super skin” sensor that is so sensitive it can feel a fly touch down. The flexible electronic material harnesses

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Researchers Develop Plant Inspired Structures That Can Move and Adapt Their Shape

Researchers Develop Plant Inspired Structures That Can Move and Adapt Their Shape

Researchers at the University of Michigan are studying plants that move in an attempt to use their natural hydraulic motion to build new structures that can change and adapt their shape on their own. This

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Carnivorous Furniture Eats Insects and Vermin to Generate Energy

Carnivorous Furniture Eats Insects and Vermin to Generate Energy

British designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau have devised a series of unsettling furnishings that are sure to split the field when it comes to defining “green design”. These mechanized

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Seaweed Could Be the Key to Cleaning Up Polluted Waters

Seaweed Could Be the Key to Cleaning Up Polluted Waters

During the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, there were numerous methods discussed on how to clean up the polluted water, ranging from microbes to underwater robots.  However, Charles Yarish, a Stamford

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Giant Robots Made of Recycled Yellow Beer Crates

Giant Robots Made of Recycled Yellow Beer Crates

Move over, Optimus Prime. There are two new mega-sized robots in the house and they’re both made almost entirely of ordinary, yellow beer crates. Spain-based External Reference Architects came up

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Inhabitat Green Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Boys

Inhabitat Green Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Boys

Holiday shopping for that green-minded boy in your life, and you're not sure what to get? Coming up with cool green gift ideas that will please both kids and their parents isn't always child's play. Take

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Autonomous Ocean Robot to Unlock Secrets of Antarctica

Autonomous Ocean Robot to Unlock Secrets of Antarctica

Autonomous robots may be able to tell us just how bad the melting ice situation is in Antarctica and other hard-to-reach locations. Gavia, a bullet-shaped robot developed by the University of British

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Implanted LED Tattoos May Become The Next Big Trend

Implanted LED Tattoos May Become The Next Big Trend

While it may seem like tattoos are the norm now, no one has ink like this. A team from the University of Illinois led by John Rogers has devised a method to actually install LED lights under the skin. The

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Flying Disaster Relief Robots Create Communication Networks

Flying Disaster Relief Robots Create Communication Networks

While they may resemble a fleet of space invaders, these flying robots are actually designed to aid in disaster relief. Developed by the EPFL School of Engineering, the Swarming Micro Air Vehicle Network

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MIT Develops Self-Assembling Solar Cells

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Solar Cells

Get ready for super-charged solar cells! MIT researchers announced this week that they have developed self-assembling solar cells that can be broken down and rebuilt repeatedly, much like plant cells. The

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High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

Soaring like robotic birds, these energy generating flying devices were conceived by Carlos Campos Yamila Zynda Aiub Architects for the skies of Dubai. Called Wings, the curious “creatures”

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Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

These hefty-looking machines are Green Steam Weed Killers, and they will soon be patrolling the streets of San Francisco, annihilating unwanted weeds without the use of pesticides. The City's Park and Rec

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