Technology - New Discoveries, Research, Studies And Breakthroughs

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Eerily Human Robot 'Alter' Is A Veritable Creep Show

The future is finally here, and it's downright scary. Japan has come out with a humanoid robot that will either thrill you or have you assuming the fetal position while repeating "mommy" over and over again. (VIDEO)

New Smart Football By Wilson Gives Stats On Your Throw

Wilson has come out with a football that offers stats on your throw and composite scores similar to that used by the NFL's passer rating statistic for quarterbacks. Find out how it works, what it measures and when you can get one.

Tattoo Robot Created By French Designers Makes Its Internet Debut

Robots are inching their way into our lives. Now there's a machine with a robotic arm that applies simplistic tattoo designs to humans. Find out who's behind it and what the plans are for this futuristic machine and its application as far as commercial use. (VIMEO)

Luggage That Follows You: Are Fully Autonomous Smart Bags Here?

Tired of pushing, pulling and tugging on your luggage or renting one of those carts at the airport? All that's about to change with the COWAROBOT R1. Find out what it is and where you can get it right here.

Inventors Answer The Call From Gates' Foundation's 'Reinvent The Toilet Challenge'

Sanitation is a global problem affecting billions of people with up to 700,000 childhood deaths a year due to it. Find out who's rising to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation challenge entitled "Reinvent the Toilet" and where the winning entries will do the most good.

The Invention Of The Dallas Robot Bomb

In the 21st Century, robots have become ever omnipresent in many areas of human endeavor. From IBM Watson’s ability to beat top-ranked contestants on the popular TV quiz show Jeopardy to drones utilized as remote bombers to artificial intelligence taking on a myriad number of human tasks, robots are widely used in such diverse fields as academia as well as on the battlefield. But the robot bomb used in Dallas on July 7 marks the first-time robotic technology has ever been considered for weaponry by a U.S. police force.

A TV Set That Repels Mosquitoes? LG In India Says 'Yes'

South Korea's Indian branch of LG recently introduced a flat screen TV that purportedly works as a mosquito repellent in addition to providing entertainment. Find out who's got them and what the initial asking price is.

James Dyson Awards 2016 Targets Design, Not Brand

While his name is synonymous with a revolutionary redesign and deconstruction of the standard vacuum cleaner, and his TV advertisements are a master class for inventors to promote their own products, industrial-design icon James Dyson is not a fan of branding.

New Translucent Solar Panels Allow Greenhouses To Operate More Efficiently

How do you take a previously existing product and turn it into something new and more efficient? Science and determination or, in this case, what's being called a happy accident. Find out how a research team at UC Santa Cruz in the Thin-Film Optoelectronics Laboratory stumbled upon an energy and cost efficient way to feed the world.

Zenbo, The Cute Little Family Robot With The Touchscreen Face

New, inexpensive home robot just unveiled can do everything Siri and her imitators can do and a whole lot more. Find out who makes this personal assistant/home companion, what it's capable of and how much it costs right here.