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Month: July 2012

Robotics | IoT

The Beginning of Something Important: InTouch Health and iRobot’s RP-VITA

… InTouch Health’s new RP-VITA remote presence robot is the first product from the partnership between InTouch and iRobot. It can navigate autonomously or be driven by laptop or iPad.
… Product announced at a workshop where hour-upon-hour of …

Animal ‘Compass Cells’ Isolated (Probably)

German researchers have developed a method for identifying potential “living compass” cells and measuring their magnetic strength. These magnetic receptors likely guide migrating fish and birds…and possibly mammals, as well.

Built from scratch: WiFi-extending robot beast (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) — Students at Northeastern University in Boston have designed and built a reconnaissance WiFi-extending robot that can enter hazardous, rugged territory. They built the robot as part of their senior project for Northeastern’s Capstone …

How to Run the Khan Academy Off-line

With a basic knowledge of HTML, you can tailor this complex app to your needs

New Cell a Step Forward For See-Through Solar

Polymer cells absorb mostly infrared light, allowing two-thirds of visible light through

Does Reddit’s Self-Policing Go Too Far?

The social news website explains why top publications and editors sometimes get banned

First robot that mimics the water striders’ jumping abilities

The first bio-inspired microrobot capable of not just walking on water like the water strider — but continuously jumping up and down like a real water strider — now is a reality. Scientists have developed the agile microrobot which could use its jump…

Massachusetts Right to Repair Battle Gears Up

November ballot initiative could make it the first R2R state in the U.S.

The first robot that mimics the water striders’ jumping abilities

(Phys.org) — The first bio-inspired microrobot capable of not just walking on water like the water strider – but continuously jumping up and down like a real water strider – now is a reality. Scientists reported development of the agile micr…

A Truly International Science Fair At Google

Teens came from around the world to compete this week for Google’s $50,000 prize