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The UBR-1 One-Armed Robot Could Put Shelf Stockers Out A Job

Well, folks, it's finally happened. There's an open-source robot on the way. An organization known as Unbounded Robotics yesterday announced the UBR-1; a semi-autonomous, one-armed robot which it claims is perfect for a wide range of industrial, business, and office applications.

The Day That Facebook Went Down - A Breaking News 'Chicken Little' Story! [UPDATE: It's Baaaccck!!!]

This news story is breaking so as soon as you read it, this issue may have been resolved or might still be an ongoing "Chicken Little" morality tale. Our blog will keep you posted with updates throughout the day.

Google Glass Will Revolutionize Medicine And Advance Healthcare Worldwide

When the news first leaked about Google Glass a few years ago, it was pretty hard to imagine that such a device would turn out to be more than an entertaining gadget.  But now that Google Glass is being tested by prospective users, medical professionals are taking the device very seriously and, if you become a patient needing heavy-duty medical care, you will be taking it seriously too.

Nvidia's G-SYNC Will Render Screen Tearing Completely Obsolete

Nvidia came forward with an exciting announcement earlier today; news which should have gamers everywhere jumping for joy: the graphics card manufacturer has, in essence, eliminated screen tearing from gaming altogether. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Nvidia G-Sync.

The Top 5 Coolest Inventions From James Dyson Award’s Top 20!

The judges have selected their favorite innovations from each of the 20 participating nations shooting for the James Dyson Award, and as brilliant as all of the finalists are, I challenged myself to pick out the five new goodies that truly deserve the grand prize:

Bad News, Scotty: Teleportation Would Take Over Four Quadrillion Years

Scotty won't be beaming you up anytime soon. According to the U of L's Journal of Special Physics, even if it were possible, the amount of time it would take to download and re-upload a human brain would be equivalent to over four quadrillion years. Looks like we'll have to invent time travel first.

Dandelion Tires Give New Meaning To Flower Power

Dandelions have already been more generous to humans than we ingrates deserve. While we spend our spring-times trying to stamp them out of our yards, many revere the weeds as a source of vitamins and minerals essential to a variety of physiological functions. Now, agricultural engineers are cultivating the dandelion for a new purpose....

Chinese Inventor Builds Robot Roommate

Tao Xiangli - the same inventor that built his own homemade submarine back in 2008 - just recently came forward with something even cooler: where most of us would be lucky just cobbling together a few tools; he's constructed his own working robot entirely out of spare parts.

Have The Perfect Fridgeless Vegetable Storage With Oltu

Winner of the James Dyson award, and revolutionising the way in which we store vegetables, Italian inventor Fabio Molinas' Oltu aims to make everyone's life easier, and not to mention greener, by providing a vegetable storage space wih a very innovative and eco-friendly twist.

Really? Self-Heating Food? Yes Indeed!

Tempra Technology is back, and after taking a look at this forward thinking company's I.C. Can product many months ago, it is now time to see what's next in the far from boring pipeline. Could there be a day when we say goodbye to traditional cooling and heating appliances altogether? Who knows, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have a look.