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Just outside New York, the YMCA's Camp Combe has started up a new activity: Minecraft. The kids at the camp are playing an educational version of the immensely-popular sandbox game, which is teaching them all about the marvels of science. Who says video games are a waste of time?
by M Dee Dubroff
The idea of bathing trunks that don't get wet seems to defy the laws of both nature and common sense, but it's true. Read on for more on how a high school graduate developed a new way to revolutionize the concept of swimwear.
by T Goodman
Many studies have shown that dark chocolate has healh benefits, but few have shown such immediate remedial benefits as the study published in the most recent Journal of the American Heart Association. Could the study, although conducted with peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients, also suggest some benefit to athletes, particularly marathoners?
Most of us, when we like something, just tell our friends about it. This artistic inventor, however, has gone all-out with their love for Saint's Row IV; so much so that they're in the process of inventing a working replica of the game's iconic Dubstep Gun.
Here's A Circus Act You've Probably Never Seen: Former NASA Engineer's 70 Foot BugJuggler Can Juggle Carsby Tech Light
Sometimes, robotics is about advancing the frontiers of human knowledge. Sometimes, it's about moving our technology forward into the future. And sometimes...it's just about doing something crazy. I think NASA's BugJuggler probably fits into the latter category. It's a giant robot that juggles cars.
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
With the nation's ever-evolving marijuana laws, pot businesses are becoming increasingly popular and legal dispensaries are finding their own niches in the industry. The latest trend follows a formula that is tried, tested, and true. It continues to grow in popularity as consumers switch their focus to shopping local.
by M Dee Dubroff
Are you a double agent in between assignments or just a busy career woman who needs some discrete way to receive phone messages and text notifications? If telecommunication is your lifeline, read on for more information on Fashion TEQ's new line of jewelry accessories.
by Ron Callari
If you're looking for a career change, have kids undecided about their college major or just have a genuine interest, the Internet of Things (IoT) -- or what Cisco has branded as the Internet of Everything (IoE) -- is looking for a few good men and women - to the tune of millions in just six short years.
by Rey M.L.
With its rugged design and locked-down operating system, CTL's new laptop computer looks ideal for classroom mass deployment. You don't need to be a grade school student to get your hands on one, either.
by Tech Light
The Associated Press earlier today announced that its implementing an automated service which can produce up to 4400 pieces a day. According to the publication, this will (in theory) free up its journalists to focus on deeper topics. I've just one question: how long until robots can write those too?
by T Goodman
People with a slow gait are more likely to be dependent on others for care, more prone to falls and the concomitant broken bones, and more dependent on pain relief medication. Researchers at the University of St. Louis looked into the possibility that dance, a once very popular activity of the elderly (during the 1940's and 50's, for example), might help increase and stabilize gait as well as help reduce pain and stiffness in the hips and legs in older persons.
Meet the MG3 Trophy Championship, a track-ready concept car built to entice British racing enthusiasts into an IROC-like single manufacturer racing series. Chinese-owned MG brought the two-toned track terror to Goodwood Festival of Speed to show it off... and maybe do a little trolling in the bargain.
Japan's Isuzu Motors and the Euglena Company have teamed up to promote the use of DeuSEL, a biofuel made from processed algae. The joint venture project's rolling ambassador is a brightly colored bio-diesel sipping Isuzu bus and efforts are underway to expand the service to public bus routes by 2018.
Serial biting soccer player Luis Suarez may have been banned nine games for blatantly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a 2014 FIFA World Cup Match but thanks to enterprising Chinese entrepreneurs marketing “The Suarez Bottle Opener”, his dastardly dental deed has achieved a sort of immortality.
No Robot Army Here: Google Pulls The HRP-2 Robot From The DARPA Robotics Challenge To Focus On Consumer Techby Tech Light
Google is not, in fact, building an army of robots to conquer the world. The search giant today announced that Team Schaft will be withdrawing from the DARPA Robotics Challenge and turning down funding from the defense agency in order to focus on "the development of a commercial product."
Saleen My Tesla? Please! Saleen Automotive, known for creating Lifestyle Performance Vehicles for road and track, is turning its attention to the vaunted Tesla Model S and the results (pun definitely intended) are electrifying!
by Laurie Kay Olson
Many companies have started thinking of how they can use unmanned drones to improve their bottom line, such as using them to make deliveries. Not having to hire drivers and maintain delivery trucks (or pay to outsource shipping) are but two savings. One of the most common daily deliveries being made throughout much of the world is pizza. Companies in at least three of those countries are actually testing the use of drones for active deliveries -- England, Russia, and India.
by Tech Light
Add "valet" to the list of jobs that'll soon be taken over by machines. On Tuesday, Germany's Dusseldorf Airport welcomed a new employee: Robot Ray, a mechanical valet that'll be available to fliers through a smartphone application. Safe, secure, and completely automated. Sweet, right?
Want An Athletic Scholarship, But Aren't Much For Sports? At Robert Morris University, You Can Just Play League of Legendsby Nicholas.Greene
According to Robert Morris University-Illinois, an athlete is an athlete, whether their playing field is physical or digital. The institution this week announced that it has added the first ever eSports sector to its Athletics program. Four words, folks: League of Legends scholarships.
by Boomer Babe
Please note: the developers of the Soundhawk, Mike Kisch and Mike Nuttall, will tell you that the Soundhawk is not a hearing aid. Well, it's not a traditional 'hearing aid.' But it is a new kind of hearing aid, one which perhaps other developers will emulate in the future. Soundhawk doesn't just help you hear; it helps you listen. Let me explain....
by T Goodman
Psychologists who study the impact of video games on the human brain have an interest in how games can be utilized to reinforce certain everyday thinking skills. Assistant Professor of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Michael D. Patterson, is considered an expert in the psychology of video games. He has previously identified certain thinking skills enhanced by individual games, but the game 'Cut The Rope' is the first one, according to Patterson, that shows evidence of improving 'executive function' in adult gamers.
Apparently, pinball has been illegal in the city of Oakland for just shy of a century. The City Council's public safety committee just this week met to talk about the fact that just maybe the ban was a bad idea. What took so long?
by Tech Light
Researchers at Cornell University are hard at work designing the next generation of housekeeper with a project called Tell Me Dave. They're using human volunteers to train robots to recognize verbal commands. Their end goal is simple: to create robots that can respond directly to a human being's request.
It's that time again. Steam is having its annual summer sale. Virtually every title worth playing on the platform is getting a price cut; discounts range from 10% to a whopping 75%. With such a sale, it's easy to lose sight of how much you can actually spend...here's how to avoid doing that.
by Tech Light
The system by which we actually put together our buildings, roads, and cities actually leaves a lot to be desired. It can be messy, inefficient, and fraught with human error. A group of researchers is looking to remove that human element - and instead consign construction to an army of robots.