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Meet DRU — The World's First Pizza Delivery Robot!

By Kim Bussing on April 3, 2016
Meet DRU — The World's First Pizza Delivery Robot!

What's more exciting than having a fresh hot pizza delivered to your door? How about having it brought to you by a robot? Thanks to Domino’s Robotic Unit or DRU, that just became a reality! On March 8, the three-feet tall robot made its first delivery to some lucky residents in Brisbane, Australia.

The Battery Of The Future May Be Made Of Paper!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on February 26, 2016
The Battery Of The Future May Be Made Of Paper!

Creating batteries that are smaller, cheaper, rechargeable and most importantly environmentally friendly has been the holy grail for engineers across the globe for many years. Now some researchers at Sweden's Linköping University may have finally succeeded in cracking the code with a battery made of paper!

Marty Mcfly's Hoverboard May Finally Be A Reality

By Kim Bussing on February 24, 2016
Marty Mcfly's Hoverboard May Finally Be A Reality

Just like Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, Marty Mcfly's hoverboard, featured in "Back to the Future" Part II and III, has captured the imagination of both fans and scientists. But despite numerous claims, no one has been able to replicate the flying skateboard that bounced off walls and easily outpaced cars. Now thanks to US-based ARCA Space Corporation, hoverboards may finally become a reality.

A Drone That Can Fly And Swim? Sweet!

By Kim Bussing on February 18, 2016
A Drone That Can Fly And Swim? Sweet!

With the increasing popularity of drones as toys and potentially even for commercial delivery, researchers are going all out to build cooler and more sophisticated quadcopters. However, none can compare to the Loon Copter, which not only flies like a bird, but also swims like a fish!

Ingenious Plant-Powered Lamps Bring Light To Remote Village In Peru

By Shariqua Ahmed on January 29, 2016
Ingenious Plant-Powered Lamps Bring Light To Remote Village In Peru

Access to electricity has always been sketchy for the 173 residents of Nuevo Saposoa, a remote village in Peru. S.America. However, things went from bad to worse in March 2015 after a flood damaged the few power cables in the area. The villagers were forced to turn to kerosene lamps, which are not only expensive but also dangerous because of the toxic fumes they emit.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Build His Very Own 'Jarvis'

By Shariqua Ahmed on January 12, 2016
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Build His Very Own 'Jarvis'

It is the beginning of a new year. This means that most of us have a lengthy list of goals laid out for the next 365 days. Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg is no exception. While his past resolutions have been mundane challenges like reading two books a month, meeting a new person every day of the year and mastering Mandarin, this year the Internet mogul has a loftier goal. He wants to build his own version of Tony Stark's (AKA Iron Man's) digital assistant and closest friend, Jarvis (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System).

Amazon's New Delivery Drone Is Sleeker, Smarter, And Still Illegal!

By Meera Dolasia on December 1, 2015
Amazon's New Delivery Drone Is Sleeker, Smarter, And Still Illegal!

Two years ago, Jeff Bezos, the founder, and CEO of retail giant Amazon Inc. announced that the company would soon be introducing Amazon Prime Air - A new 30-minute delivery service using unmanned drones. Timed to coincide with the country's biggest online shopping day - 'Cyber Monday,' the news generated a lot of excitement among consumers. Unfortunately, thanks to the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the service has yet to 'take off!' But Amazon has not given up.

Smart Device Translates American Sign Language To English

By Kim Bussing on October 30, 2015
Smart Device Translates American Sign Language To English

American Sign Language (ASL), has been one of the primary means of communication for the deaf in the United States and many parts of Canada since the 1800s. It is estimated that between 500,000 to 2 million people use the language on a regular basis.

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