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What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Nov 1, 2014)

The resulting struggle often forces us to redefine ourselves on the fly…something that’s much easier said than done. This week’s batch of stories are an interesting spread for those wrestling with the implications of... read more

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

Embrace Tomorrow, Launch Today: Summit Europe Amsterdam (November 19-20)

Singularity University presents Summit Europe, a two-day conference in Amsterdam to explore upcoming, game-changing technologies and their imminent implications for businesses and entrepreneurs. Embrace tomorrow, launch today—apply now! There’s an ancient... read more

Chinese Drivers Welcome Our New Robocar Overlords

A new poll shows China and India more favorable to self-driving cars than Japan and the West

The Defibrillator Drone Is Another Good Drone Idea But Will It Work?

Medical emergency drones are a fantastic idea, but that doesn't mean that we're going to get them

Skin Cells Converted Directly to Neurons in Effort to Reverse Huntington’s Disease

Not long ago, we told you about a patient who received a stem cell treatment for degenerative eye disease. In that story, researchers took the patient’s skin cells and turned... read more

Human Skin Cells Reprogrammed Into Brain Cells

Not long ago, we told you about a patient who received a stem cell treatment for degenerative eye disease. In that story, researchers took the patient’s skin cells and turned... read more

Intel Video Featuring the HR-OS1

Check out this Intel video featuring the HR-OS1 Humanoid Endoskeleton and our Own Andrew Alter. Andrew talks about the different things that the HR-OS1 can do and how its designed to interact with the world.

Human Skin Cells Reprogrammed Directly Into Brain Cell Type Damaged in Huntington’s Disease

Not long ago, we told you about a patient who received a stem cell treatment for degenerative eye disease. In that story, researchers took the patient’s skin cells and turned... read more

Harman Cancels Out Road Noise, Without Headphones

Autos can now cancel noise from the engine and the road; what's next, the kids in the back seat?

How to Make a UAV – Lesson 1: Terminology

How to Make a UAV – Lesson 1: Terminology How to Make a UAV – Lesson 2: The Platform How to Make a UAV – Lesson 3: Choosing the right motor / prop / ESC / Battery How to Make a UAV – Lesson 4: Choose a flight controller How to Make a UAV – [...]Show More Summary

Service Robots Will Now Assist Customers at Lowe’s Store

Most folks don’t interact with robots in their daily lives, so unless you work in a factory, the tech can seem remote. But if you’re a San Jose local? Welcome to the future. Orchard Supply Hardware just hired a pair of bots to greet and engage customers. Beginning this holiday season, the robots, […]

PhantomX Hexapod Climbing Stairs?

When we take one of our PhantomX Hexapods out for a walk, we almost always get the question ‘Can it go up stairs?’. Our normal response is ‘Nope!’. But it looks like Youtube user AndrewHumphries is working on that problem! Check out this video of the Hexapod climbing stairs. The hexapod doesn’t move very quickly [...]

Using Big Data to Fight Range Anxiety in Electric Vehicles

New software uses predictive data to make better guesses about when the juice will run out

New Hybrid Solar Cell Battery Takes Aim at Solar Power’s Energy Storage Problem

As the world seeks alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists, entrepreneurs and government leaders are pushing to develop cheap, clean energy. Wind-harnessing turbines are increasingly found in many parts of the world. Solar panels can be seen on more and more rooftops as budget and energy-conscious homeowners take advantage of government […]

Car Thieves Use Handheld Electronics to Steal Keyless Cars

A growing number of car thefts involve criminals using equipment to reprogram remote entry keys

Electrostatics: Good for Robot Grippers, and Lots More

Grabit makes electrostatic grippers for robots, but the tech is much more versatile

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