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Japan Is Bringing Robots To The Classroom To Learn

Robovie, a robot that was made by the folks over at the International Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, will being making his way to the Higashihikari elementary school in order to help him learn how to speak better and perhaps to even learn some social skills. The robot will be joining a fifth grade classroom.

Can You Beerlieve It? The New Self-Cooling Beer

Truly a new beer gadget like no other, the I.C Can from Tempra Technology and Crown Holdings is set to put a smile on the faces of beer drinkers everywhere. Yep, when a new beer invention takes 20 years to perfect, you know that good, and insanely cold things are going to happen. Sick of waiting for what seems like an eternity for a cold beer? Prepare to be sick no longer!

DropTag Makes Shipping Tracking Easier

The DropTag,made by the folks over at Cambridge Consultants, is designed to make a small cost option for tracking the way that packages are treated when they go from the store to your front door, or when you and your luggage makes its way to your next vacation. The units cost about two dollars each,and will be shown off in April.

Rex Robot Shows Off Prosthetics Possibilities

A look at the new Rex robot, made by Shadow, that is designed to show off the forefront of  prosthetics  technology to the world. With more than half of the organs in the human body being simulated at this point. He will soon be on TV and then in a London museum for the public to see the advances for themselves.

New Treatment Targets Cancer Cells - Not Healthy Ones

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samuel School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new treatment method for cancer; a method that delivers a cancer killer to the nucleus of a cancer cell without harming healthy cells, avoiding the risks associated with gene therapy and chemotherapy.

Robots Keeping Hospital Rooms Safe

Vancouver Coastal Health announces the use of the Tru-D SmartUVC to help keep their rooms clean and reduce the risk of infection for patients, by adding UV light to the traditional cleaning mix. The new robot should help in lessening the risk of infections such as norovirus, influenza, and C. difficile.

New Protein Discovered In T-Cells That Protects Against The Flu

Researchers have discovered a protein in some of the body's T-cells that is a powerful repellent of influenza and other viruses.  It's called IFITM3, and it won't help the norovirus or the remainder of this season's upper-respiratory flus, but if it can be incorporated into a vaccine, it might ward them off in the near future.

CSA Space Refueling Robot Test Successful

The Canadian Space Agency announced a successful test of its newest collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The robot, which has managed to refill a mock satellite in space, on the international space station, may be used in the future to extend the life of satellites currently in space. 

Snoring Increases Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

New research, conducted by the Henry Ford Hospital's sleep center, indicates that snoring is a contributor to cardiovascular disease, because it thickens the carotid arteries, the main arteries to the head and neck. The researchers warn that snoring is, in fact, a greater risk for atherosclerosis than smoking or obesity.

The Effects Of Yoga On Psychiatric Disorders

Duke University researchers have conducted a major review of the psychiatric literature that measures the effects of yoga as a treatment for a range of mental disorders in clinical trials. Here's how they went about their research, their results, and the implications for the future treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.