Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Robots “Learn” To Overcome Injury

Though they have become increasingly advanced, there remains a major difference between most robots and their animal counterparts: the ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. Three-legged dogs can learn to run again, but broken robots require human repairs. Now, researchers have reported a major breakthrough, a robot that can suffer a broken limb and independently establish a new gait to work around the damaged area.

Teenager’s Brilliant Vision Creates Navigation Device For the Visually Impaired

At the tender age of just twelve, Canadian, Alex Deans, has proven himself to be as special and ingenious as his invention, the iAid, a navigation tool for the visually impaired. Read on to learn more about this gifted boy and his amazing inventive talent.

Special Yarns (Not Tall-Tales) Forge New Wearable Tech Frontier

It's a techy, not-so-top secret that two industry giants, Google and Levi Strauss, have created the first wearable tech that is gesture-interactive. Read on to learn more about these innovative 'Smart Jeans" and Project Jacquard.

Bitcoin & Tsū Microdonations Usher In New Wave Of Charity Giving

For most charities, before the web and smartphones, donations came in the form of checks, received by snail mail. Yes, faster than the pony express of the previous century, but yet a very slow process. Toward the latter part of the 1900s, with credit cards becoming an accepted form of payment, coupled with the Internet as a distribution channel, the speed and frequency of fundraising increased markedly.

How Do You Contain A Material So Hot It Vaporizes Everything It Touches?

That question is one of the major challenges facing proponents of fusion energy. Fusion power generation attempts to mimic the processes occurring in center of stars by heating atoms to incredibly high temperatures and pressures such that they slam together with enough force to fuse, thereby releasing energy. The problem is that the temperature required to achieve such a reaction is on the order of 150 million degrees Celsius, ten times hotter than the center of the sun and a heat level that no material on Earth can withstand.

Superhydrophobic Surfaces Make Cleaning A Task Of The Past

Have you ever seen a drop of water strike a lotus leaf? It immediately beads up and runs off, taking any dirt particles with it. This self-cleaning functionality is known as the Lotus Effect and is a coveted property for many man-made materials as well. Recently, scientists have reported a new manufacturing technique that allows glass surfaces to be easily endowed with this function. Solar panels are just one example of a technology that will greatly benefit from this discovery.

Whole-Hearted Revolution in Cardiac Care: The New Leadless Pacemakers

The leadless cardiac pacemaker addresses many of the problems that have long been associated with  pacemakers since the first one was implanted back in 1958. Learn more about this amazing innovation in health and medicine.

Is Crazy Fit The Cure For Cellulite... Maybe!

Crazy Fit Vibration Machine may or may not reduce or eliminate your cellulite, but it can help you tone your thighs and improve your fitness in less time than other fitness machines. Here's my review...

Much Buzz About Timberland, Pharrell Williams and Bee-Inspired Boots

Boot giant, Timberland and music mogul, Pharrell Williams, have collaborated on the creation of boots inspired by bees. These cool boots are comprised of eco-friendly textiles and recycled plastic bottles. Read on to learn more about this amazng innovative footwear.

10 Best Low Budget Gadgets To Help With Back Pain

Know someone with back pain? Here are 10 of the highest-rated low-budget gadgets that can help ease back pain. Each of these devices help in different ways to relieve pain.  Depending on the pain you have, using a combination of several of these devices can dramatically reduce the frequency and intesity of back pain.