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Miami Police Drones Can See Inside Houses

Miami-Dade’s newest crime fighting tool is a literal ‘eye in the sky’. The Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV for short, is a small radio controlled drone aircraft equipped with a portable camera system. Miami-Dade Sgt. Andrew Cohen said drone will be used...

Tiny spy planes could mimic birds, insects

You'll never look at hummingbirds the same again. The Pentagon has poured millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones inspired by biology, each equipped with video and audio equipment that can record sights and sounds.


Pentagon commissions 'Cheetah' robot and Terminator-like droid

A Massachusetts engineering firm known for creating futuristic military robots has received multimillion dollar contracts to develop two more battlefield bots for the Department of Defense.

2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

Lev Grossman Time 10.02.2011
2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

On Feb. 15, 1965, a diffident but self-possessed high school student named Raymond Kurzweil appeared as a guest on a game show called I've Got a Secret. He was introduced by the host, Steve Allen, then he played a short musical composition on a pi...


Google Expands to a New Frontier: The Human Body

The company that wants to be your everything for search has just brought its technology to a new area: the human body.

This image shows the Navy's electromagnetic railgun firing a projectile, the black square, at a world-record setting 33 megajoules. The gun will allow the Navy to strike from more than 100 miles away.

Say hello to the Navy's little friend. Navy scientists set a world record Friday during a test of an electromagnetic railgun, a tractor-trailer sized weapon that sends a 20-pound projectile rocketing through the air at seven times the speed of sound.


Coca-Cola Working On Solar AC System for Truck Fleet

Coca-Cola is the biggest drink brand in the world, and the company is trying to make the most of its position as market leader by showing other beverage firms the benefits of EV fleets. Electric vehicles and low-emission trucks have been integrate...

Look out, your medicine is watching you

Ben Hirschler Reuters 09.11.2010
Look out, your medicine is watching you

Novartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval within 18 months for a pioneering tablet containing an embedded microchip, bringing the concept of "smart-pill" technology a step closer.


DNA Spray Links Criminals to the Place They Robbed

Bank robbers have been wary of the exploding money pack that covers them with a bright colored dye for years. But now they've got one more thing to worry about as a more sophisticated way of marking robbers is making its way into stores and busine...

Human-powered aircraft makes aviation history by becoming the first to fly using flapping wings

It has been the dream of engineers and eccentric inventors for centuries.And ever since Leonardo da Vinci sketched the first human-powered ornithopter in 1485, humans have tried to take to the air like birds by flapping their wings.But now a human...


As director James Cameron plans to film Avatar sequel seven miles below the sea's surface, we go into the deadly deep with the only two men who've been there

Five thousand fathoms under the waves, a deafening clang rang out through the cramped, freezing submarine, causing the whole ­vessel to shake like a leaf. Squinting through their tiny Plexiglas window into the abyss, the two explorers’ hearts miss...

The real 2001: Scientists teach robots how to trick humans

It sounds like something straight out of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. But, in a chilling echo of the computer Hal from the iconic film, scientists have developed robots that are able to deceive humans and even hide from their enemies.


Hong Kong researchers break new ground in nanotechnology

Hong Kong Polytechnic University 31.08.2010
Hong Kong researchers break new ground in nanotechnology

A pioneering study by researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has shown that sandwiching a simple layer of silver nanoparticles can significantly improve the performance of organic transistors which are commonly used in consume...

US military's top secret X-37B shuttle 'disappears' for two weeks, changes orbit

AMATEUR astronomers are enjoying a cat-and-mouse game with the US military in keeping track of its secret space plane, the X-37B.


Nao: the robot that expresses and detects emotions

The world’s first robot to be able to display and detect emotions has been unveiled by European scientists.

An elderly man communicates with his granddaughter via the new humanoid robot

Its pale torso is about the size of a small child, it has no legs and just stumps for arms.For a man who has made his life's work coming up with increasingly creepy robots, Hiroshi Ishiguro has really outdone himself this time.The Japanese robotic...


Record breaker ... Ranger mimics human's walk

A ROBOT billed as a 'toaster on legs' has smashed a world record — by walking 14.3 miles in 11 hours.

Iran unveils human-like robot

Breitbart.com 05.07.2010
Iran unveils human-like robot

Iran has developed a new human-like walking robot to be used in "sensitive jobs," government newspaper Iran reported on Sunday.


Hong Kong 'lightsaber' not such a bright idea

It seems a Hong Kong electronics company thought it was far, far away enough from the Galactic Empire of filmmaker George Lucas to get away with selling a “lightsaber” just like the ones used by Jedi and Sith warriors in the “Star Wars” movies.

Working lightsaber 'the most dangerous laser ever created'

Star Wars fans rejoice: someone has finally succeeded in creating a working lightsaber. And it can be yours for only US$197.97.



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