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Japan to Bring First Robot to Space

The peole of Japan are about to have their very own astro-first in the international community. They may not have been the first to get a man into the void, Russia holds that honor, but they are getting a pretty cool record. They are putting the first robot into space. Kirobo will be visiting the International Space Station this summer.

5D Behavior Engine to Help Robots Path Plan

For a robot gettinga round without tripping over everything in the way can be hard. The folks over at Segway Inc are looking to help robots get around more easily. The new platform they are developing, dubbed the  5D Behavior Engine, is designed to help in path planning on the go. 

Students At Duke University Are Playing PONG With Their Minds

"Grandfather of modern gaming" may not be PONG's only legacy. Not for long, anyway, as a new one is quickly taking form. At Duke University, PhD student David Schwarz has added a new layer to the legendary game: brainwave control.

Robot Healing Helps King's Coach Get Back on The Ice

A look at how the da Vinci robotic surgical system is being used to help professionals in sports to recover from injuries more quickly. The system is currently being creditied by  Darryl Sutter, the coach of the L.A. Kings hockey team, with his speedy recovery after a recent surgery for a double hernia.

Robot Dancing Gets an Upgrade

A new robot designed by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has taken robot dancing out of the jerking movements of the 1980's and made them modern. A pair of robots that are good enough to copy the dance moves of humans has been ordered by the folks over at Google.

Another Cheetah Robot Rears it Neck

A cheetahs can be a very scary animal. With chases that are often over in less than a sixty seconds you probably do not want face a real one. But what about a robot cheetah? A robot that is modeled after the cheetah is currently in development may be used for search and rescue in the future. 

Cornucopia: Can It Get Any Crazier Than Printing Food?

Whether it is producing card-counting blakcjack teams or inventing the email, it is no surprise when MIT is mentioned in the same breath as something astonishingly intelligent and innovative. But a machine which is capable of printing out food? Come on! How much more wonderfully weird can new food inventions get? Say hello to Cornucopia.

10 Unanswered Science Questions

Surprise!  There are a lot of things out there that we don't know--and this video will cover a wide range of topics, with links to other videos that will delve even deeper into each mystery...

Why Inventors are Awesome....

I think we all know that inventors are awesome.  Even when their inventions don't work, they still show an incredible amount of creativity that many people don't possess.  I'm one of those people that can't think that far out of the box to create something (other than art and fiction, that is).  This video is a salute to inventors--and it's pretty funny as well.

Create App To Show Driver’s MPG & Win $25,000 In Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge!

Honestly, I have no idea how many miles my car gets to the gallon. Hopefully one of you software geniuses can collaborate with Ford to build a simple app to show me just how efficient my Taurus is.