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Robot Firefighters May Be Coming Soon

When it comes to fighting fires there are a lot of methods that can be used. Many of them, if not all, involve some kind of a risk to the lives of human beings. The use of new fire fighting robots can help change that. One prototype is currently in development at Perdue University.

Print A Lighter Aircraft Bracket, Win $8,000 Via GE Jet Engine Bracket Challenge

An aircraft engine’s brackets need to be strong and firm, but due to the heavy metal materials commonly used to make these parts, they are a bit on the bulky side. GE is looking for 3D printing wizards to solve this problem, while offering big bucks for big ideas.

Microsoft Releases Office For iPhone

The first release of Microsoft Office for iPhone is not quite what many people expected, requiring an Office 365 subscription and SkyDrive cloud usage, but if you fit the usage pattern, this may be an app worth checking out.

Let The Sun Shine On Intersolar 2013’s Solar Powered Exhibition!

If the future of solar energy makes you all sunny and warm inside, there’s no hotter place to be than Intersolar North America in sunny San Francisco, California.

3D Printers Unite For Goodwill & Rad 3D Printing Tools Via Printers for Peace Contest

The concept of personal 3D printers has spread like wildfire, and Michigan Tech wants to make sure that the first things that people think of when the innovative product making platform is mentioned include harmony, joy and other peaceful goodies. 

Microsoft Contest For Southeast Asian Businesses To Upgrade From Windows XP, Globally Ends Support For XP In 2014

Are you still using Windows XP as your personal or business operating system? It’s 2013, for goodness sake! You’d better upgrade before it’s too late…

Spotlight On… Public Toilets? And One Public Toilet App

Public toilets are the unsung hero of modern societies. They are taken for granted in most countries but not in Singapore, where the Restroom Association Singapore (RAS) has undertaken the commitment of maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of every single public restroom in the island nation.

Bots Buy More Tickets Than Humans for Big Shows

According to new information, released by the folks over at Ticketmaster, the majority of tickets for the big shows are sold not to human beings, but to robots. These bots without a body seek out hot shows and buy the tickets, possible for the resale of the tickets to other concert goers.

Can Shepard Robots Keep The Flock In Line?

When it comes to herding sheep the job is usually done by dogs. One graduate student, currently at Harper Adams University College, has designed  a UAV, or unmanned areal vehicle, in hopes of doing the job. The bot has been successful in the controlled tests. No one has asked the sheep what they think. 

Camouflaged Keyboard Cover Keeps Computer Keys Clean

Like your keyboard clean enough to eat off? Then you'll love Type Wipe, an elegantly designed yet unobtrusive cover that blends in with your laptop and can double as a place mat in a pinch.