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Beetle Robot Kit: A Great Way to Encourage Young Scientists

If you are looking for a great piece that you can give to your kids, or as a gift to the kids of others, and you want to encourage a love of science and invention, then there is one great option that you can use for the job. Consider picking up one of the Beetle Robot Kits  that you can get for less than fifty dollars. Check it out!

3D Printing Under $2000 by 2016?

The potential of  3D printing is, for the time being, very limited. This is mostly because of the cost of the printer and the materials. New research, put out by the noted firm Gartner is showing that trend may be changing in the near future. They have made the prediction that the technology is going to drop down to about $2,000, a price that some consumers could make work, by the year 2016. 

Drone Technology To Be Used By Farmers

A look at the soon to be coming testing of new drones for use, not in the military, but in the farming industry. The testing, which will take place in the state of California, may just help to usher in a new generation of sensor drones that will help farmers to do their jobs more easily, manage large crops more simply and reduce the risks associated with chemical exposure.

South Dakota School Adopts Worlds First Biometric Payment System That Requires A Pulse

The School of Mines and Technology in the western part of the state of South Dakota has adopted a new biometric payment system. The system uses both the fingerprint of the student and a system that verifies that they have a pulse before it allow the transaction to go through. A pin is also required.

Aussie Businesses Up Tablet Use

According to a forecast recently put out by Roy Morgan Research the use of tablets in business in the nation of Australia is going to go up over the next 12 months, both in the number of businesses using the tablets and the actual number of tablets being used. Gains as large as 50% are being estimated in some cases, though data varies by industry.

Robot Wheelchair Makes Walking Look Bad!

Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System or ROPITS for short, a new robot wheelchair designed by the people have at Hitachi the system, which can be used in conjunction with a tablet or a smart phone, will enable users to get from point a to point b without having to plan every inch of the path manually.

Resveratrol Drugs Could Prevent Aging and Fight Diseases Like Diabetes

GlaxoSmithKline is getting ready to use drugs that contain resveratrol, the compound that gives red wine its health benefits, in a number of drugs. The company currently has about 117 drugs in trials that are designed to help fight conditions such as Diabetes and Cancer. There may also, in the future, be anti-aging drugs as well.

Neato XV Signature Robot Does The Cleaning Up For You

The Neato XV Signature and the Neato XV Signature Pro, two new smart robots that are designed to do the cleaning up for you, are coming onto the market in April. The robots will feature laser guidance systems, a self docking feature and a price point that is actually reasonable, considering this bot will clean your floors daily if you ask it to.

The 49ers Go Green!

The San Francisco 49ers have made a major green announcement this week,the new stadium that the team is building for itself is about to get a serious dose of solar panels, in order to help offset its carbon footprint, as well as a number of other earth friendly upgrades that will make it possible for the fans to be more responsible.

The World's Fastest Smart Phone?

The Ascend P2, made by a phone manufacturer in China known as Huawei, is being claimed to be the fastest cell phone in the world right now. While the claims may be accurate there is one catch about having all of that speed in your hands, and a serious security concern about using the device in the United States.

Study Shows Farmers Embrace Tech Toys

Farmers may not exactly be who you would think of when you think of those people who are likely to embrace the technological revolution,but new research is showing that a growing number of farmers are actually making technology a part of their daily life in a bit to make their farms work better and run smoother than they did without the toys.

Three Technologies That Will Change The Face of Retail

This piece will look at three of the biggest trends that are going to come about in retail stores in the near future. By examining trends such as touch screens, wireless payment processes and the use of printed electronics and e Ink technology in stores, as well as how they may be used in your local stores.

The Five Biggest Robotics Trends to Watch in 2013

This piece looks at five of the trends in robots that it will be important to watch in 2013, but citing ongoing projects and pairing it shows the future importance of robot recycling, student competitions and other important areas of the robosphere that observers, casual or professional, should keep an eye on to stay up to date.

FDA Approves Vision System That Helps Certain Blind Patients Regain Lost Vision

A new invention by Second Sight Medical Products, Inc, which is named the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use. The device will help those with retinitis pigmentosa to regain lost vision for those who suffer from this disease, which impacts vision in stages.

Japan Is Bringing Robots To The Classroom To Learn

Robovie, a robot that was made by the folks over at the International Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, will being making his way to the Higashihikari elementary school in order to help him learn how to speak better and perhaps to even learn some social skills. The robot will be joining a fifth grade classroom.

DropTag Makes Shipping Tracking Easier

The DropTag,made by the folks over at Cambridge Consultants, is designed to make a small cost option for tracking the way that packages are treated when they go from the store to your front door, or when you and your luggage makes its way to your next vacation. The units cost about two dollars each,and will be shown off in April.

Rex Robot Shows Off Prosthetics Possibilities

A look at the new Rex robot, made by Shadow, that is designed to show off the forefront of  prosthetics  technology to the world. With more than half of the organs in the human body being simulated at this point. He will soon be on TV and then in a London museum for the public to see the advances for themselves.

App Store Makes Vanity URLs for Developers

Apple has began to use some vanity URLs for developers of apps. This will enable consumers to find apps quickly and easily, as well as to find more apps by the same developer. The URLs first showed up this week in a commercial at the Super Bowl for the app designed to promote the newest of the Star Trek movies.

Robots Keeping Hospital Rooms Safe

Vancouver Coastal Health announces the use of the Tru-D SmartUVC to help keep their rooms clean and reduce the risk of infection for patients, by adding UV light to the traditional cleaning mix. The new robot should help in lessening the risk of infections such as norovirus, influenza, and C. difficile.

CSA Space Refueling Robot Test Successful

The Canadian Space Agency announced a successful test of its newest collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The robot, which has managed to refill a mock satellite in space, on the international space station, may be used in the future to extend the life of satellites currently in space.