Technology - New Discoveries, Research, Studies And Breakthroughs

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8 Funny Robot Commercials That Will Tickle Your Circuits

In the mood for a laugh? The following are just a handful of the robot commercials out there that will tickle your funny bone as well as leave you malfunctioning for more.


Computer-Controlled Coffee Roasters: Control-Shift-R = Roast!

This stunningly elaborate device is truly the epitome of our highly computerized world. Read on and… roast some coffee.

iRobot And DARPA Launch LANdroids Program

iRobot teams up with DARPA to work on the LANdroids Program. These robots will be able to help with communications for military missions.

Solar Powered A/C Not Just Talk Anymore

It almost seems as if you wish and ask for it enough, eventually someone will make it. The more people ask for the same thing the sooner something will be done to make it happen. At least such is the case for a solar powered A/C.

Toyota Winglet Lines-Up with Segway

As gas prices rise, more and more people are beginning to resort to scooters and personal mobility devices. Toyota apparently wanted a stake in this market and put their robotics team to work, the final design being a smaller and more agile version of the Segway.

Need Three Tables In One? Try A nea Studio Vanity Table

The nea Studio of Oslo and New York has designed this neat sculptured table that performs triple duty. It's call the Vanity Table, so the name's a dead giveaway for its first function, but it can also be used as a small desk or an entry table.

8 Odd And Very Strange Speakers

Think you've seen the strange speakers before? The following probably have a few fans, but are definitely up there on the “weird list”.


Two Legs Good, Four Legs REALLY Good

The revolution has arrived, at very very high speeds. Just when you got the hang of bipedal movement, along comes another set of L.E.Gs to get you there quicker.

Fair Share Cake Plates: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Do diplomacy and table manners fly out the window when it comes time to negotiate equitable dessert portions? Read on and discover that even though all has been fair in love and war for some time, fair play has now spread to the division of most chocolate things.

A Robot Now Comes With A Heart

A robot is essentially a machine that takes in information through its senses, and in turn acts intelligently on the basis of that information. So can robots be intelligent enough to express real humanlike emotions?