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Month: October 2017

Robotics | IoT

OmniLife Science launches OmniBotics knee replacement active spacer

Robotic knee surgery platform developer OmniLife Science said today it began testing on its OmniBotics active spacer robotic tissue balancing device at 3 US sites after having won FDA 510(k) clearance in September. The Raynham, Mass.-based company said its OmniBotics active spacer is designed to allow surgeons performing total knee surgeries to quantitatively manage the…

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How They Built That Levitating Star Wars Speeder Bike Costume

Watch this awesome video of a replica Star Wars speeder bike appearing to levitate its way around NYC. Then check out the backstory of how it was built.
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The Origin Story of ROS, the Linux of Robotics

How ROS became the world’s most influential robotics development platform

The Huge Promise of Transparent Solar Cells—Turning the World’s Glass Surfaces Into Solar Panels

Sunlight is everywhere, but so far our efforts to harvest its energy have been restricted to solar farms and rooftop panels. A new analysis shows that transparent solar technologies that can be applied to windows, display screens, and cars could supply 40 percent of energy demand in the US. Transparent and semi-transparent light harvesting materials […]

The Improbable Origins of PowerPoint

Here’s the surprising story behind the software that conquered the world, one slide at a time

Titan Medical adds to $3m private placement, plus $7m from warrants exercise

Titan Medical (TSX:TMD) said today it added an approximate $300,000 to a private placement round that closed earlier this month alongside raising $6.5 million (CDN $8.4 million) from exercising share purchase warrants. The Toronto-based robotic surgical platform developer said that it raised a total of $2.6 million (CDN $3.3 million) through the placement of 13.4 million…

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How the brain beats distractions to retain memories

Researchers have recently discovered a mechanism that could explain how the brain retains working memory when faced with distractions. These findings could endow cognitive flexibility to neural networks used for artificial intelligence.

Why the Customer Is the Center of Everything in the Membership Economy

In an interview with Lisa Kay Solomon, chair of Transformational Practices at Singularity University, at SU’s Global Summit in San Francisco, Robbie Baxter described the concept of the membership economy, a business model that’s shaking up multiple industries. Baxter is the founder of management consulting firm Peninsula Strategies and author of The Membership Economy. The […]

Reuse Old Resistors as Jewelry Charms

Here’s a great reuse project for those jars of vintage resistors you might have sitting in the back corner of a shelf somewhere.
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Blueberry Farm Uses Lasers to Scare Off Hungry Birds

But no one really knows how lasers affect bird vision