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Print Your Own Dinosaur

Thanks to 3D models and printers, anyone will soon be able to print themselves rocks, fossils and perhaps entire dinosaurs. The project aims at offering these models for free for educational and scientific purposes.

Ancient Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers

The Lycurgus Cup, a 1,600-year-old Roman chalice housed in the British Museum, had baffled scientists ever since the piece was acquired back in the 1950s. When lit from the front the chalice appears as a beautiful jade green. Oddly, when lit from the back it turns a bright blood red. The mystery was solved in 1990 when researchers were able to view broken shards of the cup. That was when they discovered that the Romans had been working with nanotechnology.

University Of Washington Researchers Succeed In First Human Brain-To-Brain Interface

In what is believed to be the first human brain-to-brain interface, a researcher at the University of Washington (UW) sent a thought across campus to the brain of another researcher, thereby controlling the recipient's hand movements on a keyboard.

Silver Gel Sucks Bacteria Out of Dirty Water in Seconds

In the aftermath of disasters, clean drinking water may be impossible to find. Now, a porous gel infused with silver nanoparticles is in development. The invention may change the way water purification happens. The gel sucks in contaminated water and squeezes out purified water in mere seconds.

Grow Your Own Lunch With Algaculture - On Your Head!

Algaculture merges human with photosynthetic life forms in the first step towards symbiotic, self-sustaining relationship. The Algaculture Symbiosis Suit, designed by UK artists Michael Burton and Michiko Nitto aka Burton Nitto, grows algae as wearers wander around doing their normal things. The designers foresee a future when humans and algae merge, allowing people to be semi-photosynthetic and self-sustaining.

Robots Learn to Copy Art

When it comes to making great art the odds are good that you think about the makers of great art you think of a painter, bent over a canvass agonizing over where to put each stroke, but art can be made  by a robot. 

The machine in question, known simply as the e-David, is designed to do one thing: find great art and copy it.

Blind Robot Gets Around

When it comes to robots we don’t expect them to see the way that we do. But we do expect it to have some way to view the world around it. Maybe we expect that to be in the form of cameras, or perhaps with an infrared map. What we do not expect is for a robot to be completely blind to the world around it, but much like its living counterparts a blind robot can in fact figure out how to get around.

Ball Robot Gets Upgrade for Kids

Robots are, for the most part, the prevue of adults. We design them, we build them and we get to play with them, but a growing number of companies are bringing robots to the younger set and some of the companies that started out with adults are looking to kids as a new market for their products.

Making Drinking Water Out Of Thin Air

Back in the 70s the movie Star Wars took the world by storm. The hero, Luke Skywalker, began his epic adventure as a farm boy on a farm that harvested moisture from the air with machines George Lucas named "moisture vaporators." At that time it was complete fiction, but as with so much science fiction, these things become reality. Star Trek communicators led to the development of the cell phone. Now there is a billboard in the desert outside of Lima, Peru that absorbs humidity from the air and turns it into potable water for the neighborhood.

Robot Sensors Could Go Super Thin

When it comes to robots sensors make the world real. It allows a machine to help to make sense of the world around them. It tells them when they have made contact with a wall, or when they are in the presence of a desired chemical. One cross continent team is working on a very small sensor.