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ReFlex: Revolutionary flexible smartphone allows users to feel the buzz by bending their apps

ReFlex: Revolutionary flexible smartphone allows users to feel the buzz by bending their apps

Researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have developed the world’s first full-colour, high-resolution and wireless flexible smartphone to combine multitouch with bend input. The phone, which they have named ReFlex, allows users to experience physical tactile feedback when interacting with their apps through bend gestures. “This represents a completely new way of physical interaction with flexible smartphones” says Roel ... Read More »

China Creates Artificial Sun Via Nuclear Fusion

China Creates Artificial Sun Via Nuclear Fusion

Chinese scientists have successfully managed to create temperatures of 50 million degrees celsius – for 102 seconds, inside a nuclear fusion reactor.  The breakthrough could pave the way for a future that does not depend on fossil fuels, but on alternative, sustainable clean energy sources. Press TV reports: The experiment was conducted in the doughnut-shaped chamber of a magnetic fusion reactor last ... Read More »

Watch a Robot Salamander Swim and Walk

Watch a Robot Salamander Swim and Walk

A new salamander robot has been designed that can walk, swim and turn around corners. The new salamander-inspired bot is helping scientists understand exactly how the spinal cord orchestrates movement. “We want to make spinal cord models and validate them on robots. Here we want to start simple,” Auke Ijspeert, a roboticist at the the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at ... Read More »

A Little Perspective on the New “9th Planet” (and the 10th, and the 11th)

A Little Perspective on the New “9th Planet” (and the 10th, and the 11th)

By now you’ve probably heard the announcement that astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown think they’ve tracked down “Planet 9,” a long-rumored large world orbiting in the distant wilderness of the solar system. Even if you haven’t heard, the news may sound familiar, since a confusingly similar but completely separate report made the rounds just a month ago. (Students of ... Read More »

How Robots Are Building a 3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam

How Robots Are Building a 3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam

he quaint, cobblestoned city of Amsterdam is about to get a modern addition: a 3D-printed footbridge. The canal-spanning bridge, which is on track to be completed by 2017, is the brainchild of MX3D, a tech startup based in the Dutch capital. The bridge will be constructed entirely by robots that can “print” complex steel objects in midair. The autonomous bots are ... Read More »