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Get Some Nerve - Providing Paths For Neurons

Researchers have found a way to direct the growth of neurons.

Dine Ink Cutlery: The Perfect Gift For The Workaholic

Do you regularly chew on the end of your pen?  Instead of trying to break the habit why not just go with it?  Dine Ink Pen Cap Cutlery from Fred and Friends is a set of eating utensils that attach to the ends of ordinary pens.

Robot Rescuers: The Robotics Industry Responds To Japan

After the Tsunami that devasteted the coast of Japan, there's a lot of people in the field of robotics who have shifted their research in a different direction. Rescue workers put their lives in great danger every time they enter the field, and there's a lot of places they can't go, situations they can't be in: the risk is simply too great.

What if we could just send in a robot instead? 


iPhone 5 Rumors: Larger Screen, Metal Back, And It Ain't Coming This June

Just barely six months after the iPhone 4 was released, rumors about the iPhone 5 began making the rounds, fueling up the flame and bringing up the hype for a yet-to-be-announced product that many Apple fans hope will surpass its predecessor.

Covert Robotics: Robots that Spy (and Hide) from Humans

The folks over at Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) have come up with a prototype of a spy robot that's smarter than the average bot. Focusing on covert robotics, their Spy Robot will zig and zag to avoid any patches of light and scurry for cover to hide from any approaching humans.

PreVue Pregnancy eTextile Device Lets Mothers See Their Baby Grow

New to the world of eTextiles is the PreVue pregnancy screen, an abdomen attachment that lets expecting parents see their child's growth and development as the natal process progresses.

Social Media App That Responds To LICKS vs LIKES

While Facebook's Open Graph has changed the way we navigate the Web with their LIKE buttons populating faster that rabbits on a hot summer day, the Socialcam app had a different take as to how they could mix things up with the power of social media. When they launched a contest challenge at SXSWi this past week, hundreds of  participants responded - but only one was able to get the job done lickety-split!

China's Street Sweepers Buff Boulevards with Homemade Broom-Go-Round

Cleaning streets with brooms may be old school, but Chinese street sweepers are proving once more that everything old is new again.

Emergency Triage By Computer Emotion Detector

A team of researchers from Delft University of Technology,  the Netherlands Defence Academy and TNO Defence, Security, and Safety are working on a little black box which can distinguish just how much of an emergency a caller has.  In other words, you call 911 to report that your house is on fire, and a 'trained' computer figures out how desperate you are.

 


On The Lighter Side: 6 Clever New Gift Ideas From Atypyk

Today I found that when things look the most glum, there's a space within us that makes room for just a bit of levity.  For me, I found it in one of the design spots I depend on for just such levity - Atypyk.  These six new items from the fun pair of French creators are just enough to make you smile just when you or someone special needs it.