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Meet the man building Herb, the closest thing we have to Rosie the Robot

Sidd Srinivasa, associate professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been working on Herb, a robotic butler, for the past 11 years. He tells Digital Trends where he hopes home robots will be in the next five…
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a magnetic knife rack

A proper magnetic knife rack has the ability to bring your kitchen into the 21st Century but tend to cost a pretty penny. However, with a bit of clever handiwork, it doesn't take much to build one on the cheap.
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A 19-year-old kid built this free robo-lawyer, and it has already appealed over $3M in parking tickets

This free robotic lawyer has appealed more than $3 million in parking tickets, and was built by a 19-year-old British programmer named Joshua Browder. Future versions of the robot could appeal parking tickets in other cities or help Syrian…
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This tiny new radio module can wirelessly broadcast data from inside the human body

Researchers from the University of Michigan want to improve the intelligence of implantable medical devices by equipping them with a mini computing and communications system,
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Mind-controlled robotic arm lets users wiggle individual fingers with just a thought

Engineers at Johns Hopkins have developed a new prototype of a mind-controlled prosthetic arm that can wiggle individual fingers with just a thought, thanks to brain mapping and programming technology that gives the person…
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Virgin Galactic unveils its new and improved SpaceShipTwo

After publishing a press release revealing an imminent unveil, Virgin Galactic officially shared photos of its new and improved SpaceShipTwo. The company also announced it still plans on taking paying customers to the edge of…
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Google’s plan to speed up the mobile Web could start on February 24

Google has introduced its own platform for publishers, named Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). It is an open source project to build a faster mobile Web, capable of loading webpages ten times faster as it does currently.
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This device will protect packages delivered to your door while you're away

It's a sad reality that deliveries left outside of homes run the risk of being stolen, but a solution is on the way. Package Guard has launched a Kickstarter to crowdfund a device that literally sounds the alarm if porch pirates strike.
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Just for the tech of it: Bionic Olympics, eternal data storage, and ASMR 5:37

Apparently you can get high from listening to someone eat buffalo wings; Switzerland is starting a bionic version of the Olympics, and all your stupid vlog posts can be preserved until the end of the universe.
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China is displacing over 9,000 people to build the world’s largest radio telescope

According to new reports, over 9,000 residents of Guizhou’s Pingtang and Luodian counties are being "evacuated" to make way for a giant radio telescope -- the world's largest, in fact -- in hopes of detecting aliens.