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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.

Nike Unveils Marty McFly's Iconic Power-Lace Shoes On 'Back To The Future' Day

By Meera Dolasia on October 23, 2015
Nike Unveils Marty McFly's Iconic Power-Lace Shoes On 'Back To The Future' Day

In case you missed it, Wednesday was 'Back to the Future Day.' For those not familiar with the trilogy, in Back to the Future II, the film's protagonists Marty McFly and Doctor Brown travel 30 years in the future to the fictional city of Hill Valley, CA, to save McFly's yet-to-be born children. The date of their arrival, October 21st, 2015, has since been eagerly awaited by fans all over the world.

Researchers Unveil Yet Another Invisibility Cloak!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on October 20, 2015
Researchers Unveil Yet Another Invisibility Cloak!

An invisibility cloak might be easy to come by if you are a young wizard like Harry Potter, but developing such a device for the real world has proven to be a difficult task for scientists. Over the years, there have been numerous attempts. While each version has been slightly better than the previous one, none has come even close to the original 'created' by J.K. Rowling.

Disney And Open Bionics Team Up To Create 3-D Printed Superhero Prosthetic Arms

By Meera Dolasia on October 19, 2015
Disney And Open Bionics Team Up To Create 3-D Printed Superhero Prosthetic Arms

Prosthetics have come a long way since the first known artificial limb - A wood and leather toe was created for an Egyptian noblewoman nearly 3,000 years ago. However, though they have certainly become increasingly sophisticated and nimble, they remain extremely expensive, not to mention very industrial looking.

Watch Out For Those Selfies, They Can Be Deadlier Than Sharks!

By Meera Dolasia on September 29, 2015
Watch Out For Those Selfies, They Can Be Deadlier Than Sharks!

The proliferation of smartphones with cameras that can take self-portraits or selfies as they are popularly called has liberated us. We can now document every moment of our life and instantly share it with the world through the myriad of social networking websites. However, some believe that the incessant quest to capture the "ultimate" selfie is causing people to take unnecessary risks that in some cases are proving to be deadly!

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