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Last year, we heard about an MIT-designed system that detects when someone has observed a robot making a mistake, and that stops the robot as a result. A new addition now allows that person to let the robot know what it should be doing, using hand gestures... Continue Reading Brain/gesture-reading system lets users stop and correct errant robots Category: Robotics Tags: MIT
Audi has announced a second generation for the little A1, which will become available in the United Kingdom in November. The completely redesigned A1 Sportback is longer and more loaded with technology than was the previous-gen of the car. It also has a new exterior and interior design... Continue Reading New Audi A1 Sportback gets bigger, more tech-advanced Category: Automotive Tags:
The power of electric motoring is on rude display at Pikes Peak again this year, with Volkswagen's 680-hp (507-kW) I.D. R setting a blistering qualifying time, 11 seconds clear of any other competitor, with reigning champion Romaine Dumas at the wheel. Dumas qualified in 3:16:083 minutes, 11.049 seconds ahead of second-placed Simone Faggioli in his gasoline-powered Norma M20 SF PKP, and th
Looking at the sharp edges and wedges of modern Lamborghini design, it's easy to forget that the Raging Bull once employed pure, natural curves not intersected by razor-straight lines or crisply angled polygons. But ensuring that past Lamborghini greatness is not forgotten is why Polo Storico came to be in 2015. Lamborghini's restoration arm recently put its masterful expertise to work on
Researchers have developed an "e-dermis" or electronic skin that could be applied to a prosthetic hand to give the wearer a sense of touch. By using electronic sensors that mimic the nerve endings in the body, the skin can convey both the senses of touch and of pain... Continue Reading Electronic skin lets any prosthesis feel touch and pain Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: J
Chevrolet has introduced the 2019 Blazer, marking the model's comeback after over a decade of absence. The Blazer will no longer be a body-on-frame SUV, but will instead be a midsize crossover with looks taken from the Camaro and structure from the GMC Acadia... Continue Reading Chevrolet brings back the Blazer as a Camaro-styled crossover Category: Automotive Tags: Camaro
Remember the Bicymple? First announced in 2012, it's a rather goofy bike with optional two-wheel steering and pedals located directly on the rear wheel. Now, its creators – Josh Bechtel and Gabriel Starbuck – are back with the penny farthing-inspired Bicymple Nuvo... Continue Reading Bicymple Nuvo is a penny farthing for modern times Category: Bicycles Tags: Kickstarter
Having a second monitor hooked up to your laptop certainly can make life easier, although toting that monitor around and repeatedly setting it up would be a hassle. That's why MIT-backed startup Mobile Pixels created the slide-out Duo, which can be attached to the back of any laptop... Continue Reading Duo adds a slide-out second screen to laptops Category: Computers Tags: Dis
We've already heard about experimental edible coatings made from silk, pectin and chitosan that increase the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now, however, a coating made from waste plant material is being used on avocados sold in US supermarkets... Continue Reading Avocados with edible anti-spoilage coating hit US stores Category: Good Thinking Tags: Food technology
Maker Anthony DiPilato recently challenged himself to build a remote-controlled aircraft tug that could pull a Cessna 310 for under a thousand bucks. After a few iterations, and a handful of failures along the way, the iPhone-controlled Aircraft Tug was born... Continue Reading Pulling a Cessna from its hanger with an iPhone-controlled, self-built electric tug Category: Good Thinking Tag

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