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The UBR-1 One-Armed Robot Could Put Shelf Stockers Out A Job

Well, folks, it's finally happened. There's an open-source robot on the way. An organization known as Unbounded Robotics yesterday announced the UBR-1; a semi-autonomous, one-armed robot which it claims is perfect for a wide range of industrial, business, and office applications.

Google Has Turned Minecraft Into A Quantum Physics Simulator

The team at Google's Quantum AI Lab have recently done something rather exciting with the immensely popular block building video game Minecraft: they've added quantum physics. qCraft, as it's called, is a mod that adds blocks which exhibit a number of theories present in current-day quantum physics.

Google Glass Will Revolutionize Medicine And Advance Healthcare Worldwide

When the news first leaked about Google Glass a few years ago, it was pretty hard to imagine that such a device would turn out to be more than an entertaining gadget.  But now that Google Glass is being tested by prospective users, medical professionals are taking the device very seriously and, if you become a patient needing heavy-duty medical care, you will be taking it seriously too.

Ten Terrifying Horror Games To Scare You Witless

There's something invigorating about fear, and there's no better occasion than Halloween. To that end, I've always found horror-themed video games to be scariest; you're naturally more immersed. Why not try one? Submitted for your pleasure, here's a few horror games guaranteed to scare you witless.

Nvidia's G-SYNC Will Render Screen Tearing Completely Obsolete

Nvidia came forward with an exciting announcement earlier today; news which should have gamers everywhere jumping for joy: the graphics card manufacturer has, in essence, eliminated screen tearing from gaming altogether. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Nvidia G-Sync.

The Top 5 Coolest Inventions From James Dyson Award’s Top 20!

The judges have selected their favorite innovations from each of the 20 participating nations shooting for the James Dyson Award, and as brilliant as all of the finalists are, I challenged myself to pick out the five new goodies that truly deserve the grand prize:

Bad News, Scotty: Teleportation Would Take Over Four Quadrillion Years

Scotty won't be beaming you up anytime soon. According to the U of L's Journal of Special Physics, even if it were possible, the amount of time it would take to download and re-upload a human brain would be equivalent to over four quadrillion years. Looks like we'll have to invent time travel first.

Augmented Reality Glasses Could Be The First Step To A Real Holodeck

When Valve laid off around twenty-five employees, Founder Gabe Newell assured everyone they wouldn't be cancelling any projects. As it turns out, one got away - a pair of augmented reality glasses. Those glasses are still being built; they've just blown past their Kickstarter goal in a day.

Chinese Inventor Builds Robot Roommate

Tao Xiangli - the same inventor that built his own homemade submarine back in 2008 - just recently came forward with something even cooler: where most of us would be lucky just cobbling together a few tools; he's constructed his own working robot entirely out of spare parts.

Motion Control Lag Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past Thanks To Disney

Latency has always been one of the biggest problems with motion tracking hardware. It's something most gamers have just learned to live with - systems that don't have any noticeable input lag are usually quite expensive.That may change, thanks to Disney and Carnegie Mellon.