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Month: October 2014

Robotics | IoT

Google news briefs

UPDATED 11-11-14: Andy Rubin leaves Google; Sundar Pichai promoted to #2 man at Google; Google invests …

Q&A: ‘Interstellar’ filmmaker Nolan on his robots

In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza “Interstellar,” filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn’t just taking audiences to outer space. He’s also sending a couple of robots along for the ride—and they’re just not on board to sweep the floors.

Video Friday: Beams for Sale, Drone on a Leash, and Open Source Humanoid

Now’s your chance to try out a Beam, if you live in Palo Alto. Or even if not

Tech Stars Open Their Doors For A Silicon Valley Halloween

Halloween in Silicon Valley is a chance to meeet a tech pop star, or at least to dress like one

Baseball Season Over? No Worries, You Can Watch Startup Pitchers Do Battle

Startup competitions have been Silicon Valley sport for years; now they’re going global

Nanomaterial Promises to Reduce Shutdowns of Concentrating Solar Power Plants

Nanomaterial can withstand the high temperatures of concentrating power plants, keeping them online longer

Nakamura Gives Some Credit to Maruska for Blue LED Invention

Looking forward to laser headlights!

New computer imaging approaches used to accurately measure breast tumors, chronic wounds

Surgeons are tweaking existing computer technologies to enhance their visualization of cancerous tumors and persistent wounds according to experts. These high-tech imaging techniques, according to their developers, are more accurate than standard methods.

Nikola Tesla Slept Here

At the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel—the inventor’s last home—chief engineer Joe Kinney keeps the flame alive

Device developed for running shoes that prevents injuries

A prototype running shoe has been designed with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuries. The device consists of a microelectronic measuring system capable of gathering biomechanical parameters that characterize the …