No Robot Army Here: Google Pulls The HRP-2 Robot From The DARPA Robotics Challenge To Focus On Consumer Techby Tech Light
For those of us of Scandinavian descent are often interested in learning about the history of our homelands and connecting with the Viking life of our ancestors. If you've got the bucks you can have your own Viking Ship built to order, whether a Knarr, a Karve, or a Longship by contacting The Viking Ship Museum in Denmark.
Want An Athletic Scholarship, But Aren't Much For Sports? At Robert Morris University, You Can Just Play League of Legendsby Nicholas.Greene
If the crew on the International Space Station can have a zero-gravity football (aka soccer ball), they can certainly have a zero-gravity espresso machine - if no one minds drinking espresso through a straw. Two Italian companies, coffee roaster Lavazza and space food expert Argotec, have developed a special espresso maker for the ISS, they aptly named the ISSpresso.
If you're planning a trip to any tropical location, odds are snorkeling is on your "Things To Do" list. Snorkeling makes for great, active fun, and it is a wonderful way to explore the depths of the sea. The Powerbreather makes that active and fun hobby easier, less fatiguing and less cumbersome.
No house or apartment seems to have enough electrical outlets for all the gadgets we have. Sure, we can plug in power strips to stretch the current, but there's one gadget that needs at least a semi-permanent home in your wall outlets - the night light. A new company called Snap Power invented a brilliant way to free your outlets for other use and still have your safety lights when it's dark in your rooms - with SnapRays Guide Lights, you just 'plug and play' them.
Reflective lights and clothing let bicyclists be seen at night, but one invention, created by students at California State University Long Beach, went a few steps further.... They created VibriSee, cat-like whiskers for your bike that make the bike and the biker more visible in daylight as well as at night. And though the whiskers may look like a cat's, their biomimetic functions are actually more like peacocks, rodents, octopuses, and ctenophores.
E3 2014: Alienware's Dipping It's Toes Into The Console Space With The Alienware Alpha Steam Machineby Nicholas.Greene
According to Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, the uncanny valley shouldn't exist. Robots should make people smile - they should make humans feel happy and comfortable.
To that end, his company Softbank earlier today unveiled Pepper - a cooing little robot that's capable of understanding emotion.