Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Robot Receptionist SAYA - If Looks Could Kill

Robot receptionists may indeed be the coming thing, but one of the first - SAYA from Tokyo University - is desperately in need of an industrial grade facelift.

Weight Loss Could Be As Easy As Making a Phone Call

According to a new study conducted, researchers say that weight loss could be a phone call away.

Self Reparing Computer Data Centers

A newly developed data center may soon be able to repair itself.

Zeppelins: A Noble History, A Respectable Russian Comeback

If what they say about fashion being thrown into a barrel that gets turned over every half-century or so is true, does the same also apply to legendary aircraft? Well, a Russian company specializing in airships certainly thinks so, and is planning to build a zeppelin (hard-shelled) that will be capable of lifting 18 tons at a time, which is a record no modern cargo plane could ever hope to exceed. Read on for the uplifting details.

Computer Modeling Help Scientists to Better Understand Stars

We are getting more in depth information about how stars gravity effects the universe.

Will AI Soon be Deciding if You are Suspicious

Computer programs will help to find suspicious people in pubic.

Technology Is Helping Seniors To Live At Home Longer

Helping older Americans to stay in their homes and maintain their independance as much as possible through the use of sensor technology.

Yo Bob! You're On The Wrong Floor

"Hello Bob. You're really drunk, aren't you? Your room is on the seventh floor. This is the fifth floor. Turn around and make your first left to the elevator."

Perhaps Estonian designers Jan Graps and Ken Ruut imagined scenarios like this when they designed "Bob," an internal navigation system (INS) for hotels. But Bob is more than an INS, Bob is also a security system.

Medical Tutorial That Bleeds As You Go: Great Idea?

In keeping with those all too life-like dolls that wet and cry for mama to change them, Patent# US 6863536, also known as the Endoscopic Tutorial System with a Bleeding Complication, is like a horror movie that simulates blood and guts at the expense of the viewer. Read on, but keep your distance, as there is a new and very crazy sort-of doctor in town.

China Scientific Innovation: The World’s Largest Telescope

With expectations for completion by 2013, preparation for the world’s largest telescope has been 14 years in the making. Read on for details and …reach for the stars.