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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Boys

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Boys

Make your little drummer boy's heart skip a beat this Christmas with gifts that are sure to delight and inspire him. Whether the charming lad on your list loves art, construction, robots, cars, dinosaurs

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Harvard Researchers Create Flexible Squid-Inspired Robot For Delicate Tasks

Harvard Researchers Create Flexible Squid-Inspired Robot For Delicate Tasks

Rigid and clunky robots may soon be relegated to the past, as a robotics team from Harvard University just created an ambidextrous automation using flexible polymers. The innovative flexible

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Researchers Developing Cyborg Insects that Draw Energy From Their Own Wings

Researchers Developing Cyborg Insects that Draw Energy From Their Own Wings

Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently working on a line of cyborg insects that would use the energy generated from their own wing motion to power sensors installed in tiny insect

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Duke Researchers Studying Sensor-Equipped Dragonflies To Aid Future Flying Robot Design

Duke Researchers Studying Sensor-Equipped Dragonflies To Aid Future Flying Robot Design

The natural world has inspired a lot of technological innovations, but it seems it could also be aiding in the design of future robots. A team from Duke University is researching dragonflies in order to

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3D Printed Robot Spider Can Save Lives and Analyze Hazardous Surroundings

3D Printed Robot Spider Can Save Lives and Analyze Hazardous Surroundings

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are developing a mobile spider robot that will bring a new type of aid in disasters and hazardous events. The spider

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Panasonic’s Toy-Sized Evolta Robot Completes Triathalon in Hawaii

Panasonic’s Toy-Sized Evolta Robot Completes Triathalon in Hawaii

Panasonic's Evolta robot recently proved that powerful technology can come in a pint-sized package as it completed a 230 kilometer (142.9 mile) triathlon in Hawaii. The active little robot has previously

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PETMAN: The Anthropomorphic Robot Designed to Test Chemical Protection Clothing

PETMAN: The Anthropomorphic Robot Designed to Test Chemical Protection Clothing

We love robots here at Inhabitat -- from the zero-energy BlueBiped to the first robotic astronaut, they show us how technology can not only benefit us in the present, but also in the future. Robots can

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University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

Nanotechnology has long been heralded as the next generation in medical technology - scientists are currently working on nanobots able to diagnose and heal the body from the inside. With that in mind,

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London’s Heathrow Airport Unveils ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods

London’s Heathrow Airport Unveils ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods

London’s Heathrow airport has just opened an advanced electric personal shuttle system to the public that is completely automated. The ULTra sustainable personal transit is a futuristic and somewhat

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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 fashion. Made

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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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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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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 polymer

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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 contraptions

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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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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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