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NASA designs ape-like robot for disasters

NASA designs ape-like robot for disasters

When we imagine the robots of the future, they often look and move like humans, standing up on two legs and using a pair of arms to grab and move objects. NASA’sJet Propulsion Laboratory is working on a different kind of robot for disaster response that’s designed to move like an ape. Headless but covered with seven cameras that act as ... Read More »

Coming to a car near you: Auto technology at CES

Coming to a car near you: Auto technology at CES

Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we’re years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider’s KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you: smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more. At International CES in Las Vegas this week, 10 automakers and numerous suppliers ... Read More »

High-Tech Airships Could Be NASA’s Next Challenge

High-Tech Airships Could Be NASA’s Next Challenge

One of NASA’s new citizen science endeavors could involve high-tech, record-breaking airships designed to aid scientific research projects. NASA has proposed a challenge that calls for airship designs that can fly higher and longer than existing airships. At the moment, no airship — blimp-like devices — can maintain an altitude of 65,000 feet (20 kilometers) for more than 8 hours. ... Read More »

Ikea Bends Over for Flexible LED Lighting

Ikea Bends Over for Flexible LED Lighting

Light emitting diodes, better known as LEDs, run cool and use very little electricity. That’s a cost benefit that furniture giant Ikea simply can’t pass up. What Is Light Made Of? The company is partnering with Scottish company Design LED Products to incorporate thin, flexible LED tiles on to a range of household products from furniture to bulbless lamps or for ... Read More »

See 3-D Animations from Any Angle

See 3-D Animations from Any Angle

Researchers from the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, and University of British Columbia, in Canada, have developed a spherical display that lets users see and interact with three-dimensional objects. In one demonstration, viewers have the sensation of staring into a snow globe that they can control with simple gestures from any angle. The device, called Spheree, represents the first ... Read More »