Using moves inspired from their study of deep-sea creatures, Harvard engineers have created soft robots to navigate areas previously unreachable by conventional 'bots and all their rigid parts.
Last week Microsoft parked a "Bacon Cart" outside of Amazon's office with the promise of free bacon for all. It came with a message: "Wake Up and Smell the Future."
I know two things to be true. The uWave — a microwave oven that plays videos and has it's own Twitter account — is a completely non-essential purchase. I also know that as soon as it actually hits shelves I will be the first to buy one.
Harvard has successfully demonstrated a collective of quarter-sized robots that operate with "swarming" behaviors — such as formation, control and synchronization. Once activated, they are autonomous and do not require human interaction to control their activity.
Love the challenge of accomplishing a quest? Questli, a new iOS app launching today, allows users to create both web and virtual quests for pretty much anything you can imagine, and then rewards you for it — "real money and prizes," according to the app description.
It's pretty hard to argue with Darth Vader. Especially when he rocks up at the mayor's office demanding his own local share of the universe.
The first step is acceptance. Finding a great gift for your gal is really hard. There is probably not one woman alive who hasn't experienced the panicked and shifty-eyed stares of a gift giver who came up with an "under pressure" gift of fuzzy socks or a crockpot for the holidays. I understand how it happens. You waited too late, had no clue or you gave her something she said needed instead of wanted. Those gifts just aren't much fun; it's an epic fail and you know it. Think of me as your concierge of cool gifts this year. C'mon, you know your girl. She's a gadget and game loving-fun-tech-freak like you. Together we can pull off some gifts that will both delight her, and relieve you. Everyone should be happy during the holidays. So boys, take notes — and ladies, don't be afraid to drop this list on your man as a little hint.
Survivalists around the country are rejoicing at the release of the carbon fiber and aluminum rifle fishing rod combined into one handy device. We know. Why didn't anyone think of this useful combination before?
So you took your lady friend to see Thor and she just wouldn't shut up about Chris Hemsworth's buff turn as the Norse God himself. Sure — if you had a few hours swinging that hammer around you'd look strapping too. Well, it's time to man up.
NASA has just released the latest topography map of the moon — gathered from information sent back from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) launched in June, 2009.