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Google Diversifies From Androids Phones To Android Armies

Over the last ten years, Google's foray into the smartphone market has established its Android phones as a viable competitor to Apple's iPhones. However, in the years to come, mobile revenues will be more or less chump change in comparison to the returns Google will be able to derive from robots and artificial intelligence.

Need This New Invention? Biodegradable Batteries Made Of Sugar

We use massive amounts of batteries these days to power everything from flashlights to cars. The used batteries are toxic and end up dumped into landfills daily. The time is long overdue to come up with a biodegradable battery that would work in most devices. That time finally seems to be on its way as scientists work to bring a battery powered by sugar to the public.

ES Pipe Waterwheel, The Faucet That Works Like A Dam

When you think of dams you picture those huge concrete constructions made in the middle of rivers, and it is hard to picture them in smaller sizes. However, in our homes we have multiple "small rivers" (faucets) which could work as miniature-sized dams. South Korean designer Ryan Jongwoo Choi thought about this and came up with ES Pipe Waterwheel, a faucet that produces energy while it is being used.

 


Meet "Origami", "Clip" And "Mate": Samsung's New Go On Printers

On CES 2014 Samsung presented some new, innovative and bold products, therefore getting under the spotlight on the fair. A true novelty is related to three printers the South Korean company presented: Origami has the external "packaging" made out of cardboard; Clip is built with plastic but without any screws; Mate has interchangeable and colorful panels which can be chosen to fit one's taste.

Pretty Soon, You Might Be Playing Video Games At Job Interviews

So it turns out all that time spent playing video games might not be useless as everyone's been telling you. Accodring to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, video games are gaining a new niche: as hiring tools for employers. Turns out games can serve as valuable tools for career placement. Who knew?

Scientists Develop Spider-Man Robot For Space Exploration

Many of the distant planets researchers want to know more about aren't really great for wheeled probes. In order to pore over the surface of thes worlds, scientists have to get a little creative. Take researchers in London, for example, who just developed a robot based on the superhero Spider-Man.

Use Droid Translator To Chat In 29 Languages

Our world has many different languages and, due to globalization, it is more and more common for people using different languages to communicate with each other. But this can only be done either by talking in a language that both people understand or by using the services of a translator. With Droid Translator all this will change - this mobile app translates, in real-time, conversations and text messages, in 29 different languages.

Design Razor’s Latest PowerWing Scooter, Win Big!

Hey inventors! How would you like to innovate the classic three wheeled body-powered scooter for Razor USA, Siemens, Luxion and GrabCAD? There’s cash and prizes if you impress the iconic scooter makers!

SAGE: A Self-Administered Test For Alzheimer's Disease

I have mixed feelings about taking tests to see if I have the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease or some other age-related cognitive problem. The thought scares me to death - like most of you, probably.  But rationally, I know it's best to learn about it early if you have it.  This particular test, the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE), was so readily available I couldn't not take it, especially if I wanted to share it with you....

 


Need This New Innovation? 21 Swings

Most of us loved to spend time on the swings when we were kids, whether on the playground or in the backyard. It was a little piece of magic in our lives as we could pretend to fly. People in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, have had the chance to return to those joyous moments with the 21 Swings project. These swings are actually giant instruments and we tiny humans are the means to create the music by returning to out childhoods.

Confide, The Grownup Version Of Snapchat For Governor Christie's Inner Circle

What comes to mind when one talks about disappearing text messaging? You know, the "now you see it, now you don't" type of communique that might have saved the career of one "what was he thinking" politician with the unfortunate name of Weiner.

Need This New Finding? A Plant Can Learn And Remember

To most of us a Mimosa is a tasty cocktail to drink with brunch, but to researchers a Mimosa is a plant native to Central and South America that has been shown to be able to learn and remember what it learned. The Mimosa pudica is a creeping annual or perennial herb that is also known as a "touch-me-not" that closes its leaves and droops to protect itself from predators.

Great Ideas For Single Awareness Day (S.A.D.) On February 14

As our coupled friends celebrate that mushy, heart-y February 14 “holiday”, the rest of us celebrate Single Awareness Day (S.A.D.).  We encourage giving gifts to yourself or your other single friends to celebrate S.A.D.  Go and share S.A.D. with each other! Here are some ideas from around the Internet for fun and funny S.A.D. gifts and activities.

Have Diabetes? Save Your Eyes With New Smart Lenses

Diabetes affects 1 in 19 people, that's 26 million people in the US, and patients need to be in constant control of their blood sugar levels, otherwise they risk damage to their eyes, kidneys or heart. Methods to measure blood glucose are painful (finger pricking and Ditto or Glooko), or invasive (constant glucose monitors, CGMs). Hopefully they will soon be replaced by Google's Smart Lens.

This Robot Has The Potential To Make Land Mines Obsolete

Currently, it's estimated there are 110,000,000 active landmines in the world. Not exactly a small number.Since humans aren't likely capable of clearing them out any time soon (never mind the danger involved), researchers at the University of Coimbra decided they could use a bit of robotic help.

Are Yakuza Action Figures Pokemon For Adults?

Gotta catch 'em all... before they catch up to YOU! These new Yakuza action figures bring the gritty intensity, tattooed imagery and distinctive fashion sense of Japan's criminal underworld to every collector's display shelf.

Best Fitness Trends To Try In 2014

Instead of  trying a nutty fad exercise trend or doing the same old exercise routine this year, how about trying what experts predict will be the hot exercises for 2014. These workouts also have serious exercise science behind them.

5 Fun Things You Can Do In 5 Minutes

Durr is a new type of watch that messes with your perception of time. It buzzes every 5 minutes, so you can feel how time passes differently depending on your situation. Use it in the following scenarios and see how long 5 minutes really is.

New Robot Rene Can Detect, Diagnose, And Help Treat Autism

Scientists in Croatia have developed a new robot that they say could be used to detect autism in children quickly and easily - and to help treat it, as well. The robot goes by the name of Rene, and is equipped with all the tools necessary to interact with sufferers of the illness, who are often incredibly timid around human beings.

Suffering From Incontinence? Try Playing A Dance Game!

It's already pretty common knowledge that games like Dance Dance Revolution help you burn off calories and lose weight. Turns out, weight loss isn't the only thing dancing's good for: a study published by Neurology and Urodynamics has revealed that dance games can help women with incontinence.