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Artificial Skin Gets A Shot In The Arm - And Can Feel It!

Stanford University scientists have developed a way for artificial skin to not only respond, but be just as sensitive as the real deal.

 

New Measuring Device Gives You The Finger. Twice!

It's called the Smart Finger, and it makes those little measurements we all take with two fingers actually worth something.

As Sand Through The Hourglass, So Are The Seconds Of Our Lights

Designers Jia Wen Chen and Wei-Ting Chen have created the Flat Light, a lightswitch/timer combo that helps you to save energy and gives you a visual cue as to when the lights will go dark.

Laser Backpack? The Air Force Busts It Out

Funded by the US Air Force, a new portable backpack laser system has been developed for mapping interior environments and also for being AWESOME.


Robot Servants? Now Only An App Away

California designers Willow Garage have created a robot for the masses - or at least the first generation of it. Enter the PR2, and start your Frankenstein Complex engines.


Science One Step Closer To Reading Your Thoughts - Better Clean It Up In There

From the land of Salted Lakes and the great state of Utah comes a new way to translate thoughts into words - roughly 40 percent of the time.

Warped Wastebasket Makes Trash More Compactable

New Push-Up concept garbage can aims to make filling it with trash twice as useful and three times as fun. On average.

Conserve Water Or The Fish Gets It

From designer Yan Lu comes the “Poor Little Fish Basin” – a concept sink to help convince consumers to control their water use.

Auditory Inputs Give Sight Of Textual Satisfaction With BabelFisk

From designer Mads Hindhede - he's Mads, Mads we tell you - comes the BabelFisk speech to text translator. Cool, huh? Oh - it's a pair of glasses. Say whaaaat?

Not Knowing When To Fold 'Em May Not Be Your Fault

According to scientists at the University of Minnesota, gamblers may actually be as rational as the rest of us - and just as wrong.

Social Networking And Infections Have Core Mechanic In Common

Researchers at the City College of New York (CCNY) have found a way to identify just who is the most likely to spread a disease or generate the most-read status updates in a human network.

Sezno Nightlight Makes Hilarious Stair Falling A Thing Of The Past

The Senzo Nightlight lets you feel your way in the dark by actually giving you light when you touch the walls

Eagle Phone Spreads Its Touchable Wings

From designer Eugene Kim comes the Eagle Phone, a new model he hopes LG will purchase and help take flight.


Simulated Spaceflight Effects Galvanize New Training Method

A new galvanic vestibular stimulation system (GVS) allows astronauts to experience the feeling of "coming down" from outer space here on home soil. 

Spintronics Gets Electrons On Their Bikes And Moving Toward Future Binary Technology

From the University of Kansas comes a breakthrough in spintronics - a new way to store and read computerized data.

Beijing Straddle Bus Could Get On Both Sides Of Traffic Woes

For the busy streets of Beijing, a new "super bus" is being touted that straddles roadways and can move up to 1,400 people at a time.

Swiftpoint Mouse Takes On The World Of Touchpads

The Swiftpoint mouse is designed to take over for your old laptop touchpad - and save you from throwing the thing out the window after 7 hours of dragging your fingers slowly around, mis-clicking and generating massive amounts of rage.

Martian Housecleaning Hits Home With Automatic Solar Panel Cleaning

Boston University deploys plans to create self-cleaning solar panels to boost energy output. Shine on, scholars!

Sign Language Gets A Mobile Move On

University of Washington engineers have created a mobile American Sign Language device that uses a low bandwidth and has a high enough quality that users can actually be “heard”.

uDraw Looks Great But That Doesn’t Mean Wii Will Like It

Gaming powerhouse THQ is poised to claim an untapped niche of the Wii peripheral market with the uDraw, coming in late 2010.