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Robot Taxi Could Bring Us Johnny Cabs On The Spot

Japanese mobile internet company DeNA and Tokyo-based autonomous vehicle technology development firm ZMP Inc. have teamed up to form Robot Taxi, a joint venture company charged with laying the groundwork for driverless urban transportation.

The First Autonomous Semi Truck Gets Its Driver’s Licence

Automaker Daimler has revealed the first ever driverless tractor-trailer that is authorized to navigate public roadways. If you are intimidated by the notion of such a massive vehicle barreling down the highway un-manned, have no fear – the trucks still require the presence of a driver to deal with any situation more taxing than freeway cruising. The release of the autonomous Freightliner Inspiration is still notable, however, for providing long-haul truckers with the opportunity for a much more relaxing journey and giving the rest of us a glimpse into the future.

Invention of the Week? Now Smell and Feel the Action with FeelReal

FeelReal is a new virtual reality mask and helmet that will soon hit the market.This invention is proven to give you new sensations through smells and senses of wind, heat, water mist and vibration present in virtual worlds.So, will it be a ‘sensational’ hit among gamers? And, will it turn children and teens into contrived avatars?

Tiny DNA Sequencers Yield Big Results In The Fight Against Ebola

The ability to sequence the genome of a virus in the field is invaluable, allowing the source of the infection to be tracked and providing epidemiologists an important weapon in stopping the spread of disease. Until now, however, DNA sequencers have been large, fragile, and extremely slow to deliver results. A UK company, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, has changed all that with the release of the MinION -- a handheld DNA sequencer that can be plugged into a laptop to deliver results as they are available.

Saygus V² Smartphone Packs Dual Micro SD Memory Card Slots

Are you the type who downloads way too many movies and TV shows for viewing on your phone? Perhaps consider upgrading to Saygus' 5" Android-powered V², which will take two micro SD cards for a grand total of 464GB of storage capacity. Take that, um... everyone.

Fashionable Electronics: Thumbs Up for NailO Wireless Trackpad

Fashionable electronics is a burgeoning trend in wearables that is all about creating small microchips and  sensors that fit into even smaller gadgets. Read on to learn more about researchers at MIT and the wireless track pad they have invented that sits on your thumb.

Bounceroo Giraffe Rocker Automatically Rocks Your Baby For You

Want an automatic baby rocker to rock your baby for you? Warren Newton, dad of four, and Innovative Baby Products want you to meet Gerry. Gerry’s formal name is Deluxe Bounceroo, but that’s a mouthful. Gerry is a giraffe who quietly and automatically rocks your baby while she is in her rocker, car seat, or crib. Your hands and feet are free to do things like eat, walk to the bathroom, or fold the laundry that has piled up for three weeks.

The World's Smartest Backpack Charges All Your Mobile Devices At Once

If you travel for work and airports have become like a second home, you know how difficult it can be at times to find an available outlet for charging mobile devices like cellphones, tablets and laptops. A new product coming out called the AMPL SmartBag is getting ready to change all that. This handy backpack will soon be the only charging station and storage compartment you'll ever need when when you're on the go.

Play Some Slots, Get a Blood Transfusion: The Revel Casino Set to House Gambling and Medical Facility All Under One Roof

The Revel Atlantic City Casino is getting some big upgrades, thanks to Glenn Straub who just purchased it for $82 million. The real estate tycoon is adding a state-of-the-art futuristic medical facility in the casino that will offer a variety of medical treatments. Yes, now you can play the slots and have your life extended. Is this a far-fetched idea and will it lure in more tourists to Atlantic City?

New GPS Technology Provides Delivery Drones Pinpoint Accuracy

Despite what appears to be a number of potential stumbling blocks, Amazon and other companies seem determined to take advantage of drone technology for rapid parcel delivery. Researchers in Austin, Texas have just done them a big favour by developing a low-cost global positioning system (GPS) that can reduce localization errors over 100 fold – from the size of a Volkswagen to the size of a nickel.

Apple Pay & Apple Watch, Digital Symbiotics At Work

Remember that old Chicago musical refrain: “Does anyone really know what time it is . . . does anyone really care?” Probably more so, now that Apple Watch and Apple Pay are here and are about to change how we make merchant transactions. How much easier could life be now that your Apple Watch can also pay for your purchases.

Independence Day Clothing Gives Autistic And Sensory-Sensitive Children Freedom To Dress Themselves—Easily

Lauren Thierry, mother of autistic son, Liam, needed to help her 13 year old son after he came out of the men’s bathroom at a ball field with his pants open. He couldn’t zip or button his jeans without help, and Liam’s mom listened to rude comments as she helped her son. She then took the experience and an idea to designer Dalila Anderson in order to help all kids with special needs.

Finland's Wildflowers Inspire Ethereal Jewelry Collection

A delicate and ethereal line of jewelry from Finland was inspired by a purple wild flower that grows along the roadsides in this Nordic nation bordered by Sweden on the west, Norway to the north, Russia to the east and Estonia to the south. Read on to learn more about designer, Chao-Hsein Kuo, and her unique artistic vision.

AeroMobil Unveils the Flying Roadster

AeroMobil just unveiled a prototype of their Flying Roadster, which will hit the market in 2017. It’s a slick looking set of wheels with wings. Can the average person afford one? And will with all the flight regulations, vehicle safety regulations and certifications and licensing, will a set of wheels like this actually take flight?

Think Your Camcorder Is Fast? This New Camera Records A Trillion Frames Per Second!

As a graduate student, Keiichi Nakagawa wanted to observe the effects of acoustic shock waves on living cells. Unfortunately, even the highest speed cameras available at the time were too slow to capture such events. Now, Nakagawa and other Japanese researchers have developed the right tool for the job: a video camera that can record one trillion frames per second.