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Pal Robotics showcase new REEM-C robot design

The United Arab Emirates are helping to finance a robot project. Pal Robotics are based in Barcelona in Spain and almost 10 years ago they were contracted to create a robot that could stand head to head with the Honda ASIMO. Fast forward to today, and the company have unveiled …

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Social trash box robot asks humans to dispose of rubbish

Engineers from the Interaction and Communications Design Laboratory at Japan’s Toyohashi University of Technology have created a new robot, designed to help tackle a growing litter problem worldwide. The new rebotos are known as ‘social trash box robots (STB’s). These little bins are equipped with a processor, a video camera, …

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Harvard scientists postulate the science of light sabres

Scientists have spent the entirety of human history coming up with a series of zany and amazing ideas – most of which fall by the wayside. Over time, as we developed writing and education, more and more stories were written by people with little or no scientific grounding – increasing …

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Why is swatting a fly so difficult?

A new study explains why it is so difficult to swat a house fly – they process information at up to seven times as quickly as a human. Hitting them with a rolled up paper is tricky as they would see the movement almost as if  they were Neo in …

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Army showcase mobile chemical weapons neutraliser

Syria have said they will accept the Russian plan to place their chemical weapons under their control but many people are obviously still concerned that the problem is not yet resolved. Earlier this year the US Department of Defense created a new system which could quickly move chemical weapons disposal …

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Attenborough says that humans have stopped evolving

Sir David Attenborough has spoken out to say that he believed humans have now stopped evolving in physical terms. He added that the human race has the means to keep the weakest of the species alive. He said that people are no longer subject to Darwinian theories natural selection as …

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Scientists create remote control backpack for dogs

There is no doubt that dog is man’s best friend. Between helping blind people to sniffing out explosives and drugs, their willingness to support knows no bounds. Scientists at the Alabama Auburn University are taking it one stage further by developing a control system to help guide them in specific …

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Scientists create human brain to brain interface

Until recently a brain-to-brain interface has only been accomplished between two rats however two scientists have achieved a human to human connection. Rajesh Rao studies computational neuroscience at the University of Washington and he has successfully managed to control the mind of his friend, Andrea Stucco. Both were linked via …

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Boeing’s new solid state laser weapon system

Boeing may be well known for creating aircraft, but they have also been focusing on creating a new laser system. Boeing have announced that their Thin Disk Laser system had achieved unexpected levels of power and efficiency. The company held a recent demonstration for the US Department of Defense and …

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Clear skies ahead for Perseids UK meteor shower

Forecasters say the weather conditions are looking good for the Perseid meteor shower which should be clearly visible from late evening tonight to early Tuesday morning in the United Kingdom. Matt Dobson of MeteoGroup, the weather section of the Press Association spoke out “It’s looking pretty good for people to …

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Wireless charging reaches roads, knows no bounds

Wireless charging technology has been around for a few years now in the marketplace, with various products such as the Duracell Powermat and the feint memory that was the Palm Pre.  The technology behind it is fairly simple, relying on the basic principle of electromagnetic induction. When the charger and …

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World’s first synthetic burger ‘not that juicy’

It’s been a while since there has been a media outcry about genetically modified foods, however in the last few days there has been a lot of attention surrounding a particular burger.  This burger was synthetically made in a lab from stem cells that were taken from a cow.  Today …

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Turn your sweat into drinking water

As gross as it may sound, an engineer called Andreas Hammar has built the ‘Sweat Machine’, a device which can purify sweat into drinking water. Unicef helped to drive the project and they say they hope that the device will raise awareness of shortages of drinking water in parts of …

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Scientist claims the Earth once had two moons

Professor Erik Asphaug from the University of California in Santa Cruz will be explaining a new theory at a conference about the moon, held in the Royal Society this September. He believes a smaller ‘twin’ moon was once orbiting the Earth, but it survived only a few million years before …

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Man builds Laser Gatling Gun

Very few things are cooler than a laser gun. For decades they have been in the dreams of sci-fi geeks the world over. How about the man who recently built a Laser Gatling Gun which features six 1.4 watt class 4 lasers. The aluminum body spins a turret inside, housing …

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RAPIRO, a Robot kit for your Raspberry Pi

Shota Ishiwatari has started a KickStarter campaign for his new RAPIRO Raspberry Pi Robot. He is aiming for a simple to build bot which has RGB sensors onboard with 12 servos. The price? A very cool £229. Ishiwatari has had plenty of experience in robot engineering, his company Kiluck Corp …

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UK inventors create flying bicycle

UK designers Yannick Read, 42 and John Foden, 37 have spent two years creating an advanced prototype they call the Paravelo. This vehicle is capable of travelling at 15mph on land and 25mph in the air. When cycling it tows a lightweight trailer which holds a powerful fan. When the …

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Explosion on Moon – visible to naked eye

An explosion on the surface of the moon was visible from Earth with the naked eye. Bill Cooke, a NASA scientist said “It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we’ve ever seen before.” According to NASA reports, the blast “glowed like a 4th magnitude star …

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Lamborghini Egoista concept picture gallery

All geeks love fast, super expensive cars and none look better than the Lamborghini Egoista concept. This vehicle looks extremely over the top – it has a single seat Apache helicopter cockpit with more buttons and gadgets than Bill Gates playroom. It still retains the class Lamborgini shape, but takes …

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Space Station leaking coolant say NASA

Astronauts on the International Space Station have discovered a leak of ammonia coolant on their orbiting habitat. NASA say they are looking into the problem although they say it poses no immediate danger to the crew, according to the latest reports. The space station uses chilled liquid ammonia to cool …

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Military camera to shoot HD at 1km

Your first camera normally comes with something like a 50mm lens. You can shoot your family etc well enough, but very soon after you start, you want something bigger, longer better. The US Army has a huge desire for bigger and better – and it looks like it will be …

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