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Self-Driving, 3D-Printed Boats Could Free Up Traffic Congestion by Sailing on City Waterways

If you're distrustful of self-driving cars carrying people, what about these autonomous boats that can free up traffic congestion by ferrying goods?

Watch a Clever Man Rescue Endangered Puppy by Building a Drone in 6 Hours

When an Indian man saw that an animal was in trouble, he turned to technology as a means of rescuing it from its plight. 27-year-old...

Robot Becomes Part of the Community After Easing Daily Burden of Water Collection in Remote Village

“Husky” the robot was sent to help villagers in rural southern India – and his handiness made him a welcomed part of the community.

After Spending Years Trying to Cut Autistic Boy’s Hair, Compassionate Barber Has Breakthrough

Not only was she finally able to give the boy a full haircut, but she is now able to comfortably host dozens of other clients just like Jordie Rowland.

7-Year-old Applies For Job at Google, Gets Letter Back From CEO

Chloe Bridgewater might only be 7 years old, but her letter to the CEO of Google demonstrates she already has adult-sized ambition. Entranced by the magic of...

‘Cool’ Clothing Breakthrough Could Slash Emissions by Making You Cooler

Turn off your air conditioner and stay cool in your tee shirt instead. That's the idea behind a new wrap-like material that Stanford University scientists...

Rudolph Has Nothing on Tech Firm’s Prancing Robot Reindeer–Watch

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDZu04v7_hc&w=560&h=315]   If all the other reindeer thought Rudolph was different, wait till they see Santa's new robot helpers. Boston Dynamics, a tech company specializing in...

Going His Way? Robot is Hitchhiking Across the U.S. And Needs a Lift

We’ve all been warned not to pick up hitchhiking strangers — and few of them are stranger than this dude. But trust us, it’s perfectly...

Nerds for Nature: Techies and Treehuggers Unite to Help the Earth

"Comprised of amateur scientists, engineers, ecologists and environmentalists, a San Francisco area collective, Nerds for Nature (N4N), is trying to bridge the gap between...
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Firefighting Robot Can Walk Through Flames

Fighting fires, with their extreme unpredictability, high temperatures and the resulting damage to structures, can prove challenging for even the most seasoned firefighter. Autonomous...
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Robot Built to Harvest Space Junk, Recycle Dead Satellite Parts

Earlier this year, a government agency known for its futuristic technologies, introduced its Phoenix program--an initiative that aims to "develop and demonstrate technologies to...
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CodeNow Teaches City Kids Coding, Sparking Lifelong Interest

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs, who changed the way we live, all had this in common: Access to technology at an early...
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Obama Launches Marshmallow Cannon at WH Science Fair (Video)

Who says science can’t be fun? At the second annual White House Science Fair last week, President Obama got the chance to shoot a marshmallow...
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Artists Raise $104,000 With Sketchbook That Traveled Round the World

A blank sketchbook was sent to 71 exceptional artists around the world who each illustrated a page. After four and a half years of...
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Wee Robot Wanders the Streets To Raise Money For Charity (Video)

The future of fundraising may conjure visions of Star Wars. Tim Pryde, a 21-year-old product-design student at the University of Dundee, in Scotland, built a...
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First Ever White House Science Fair Promotes Kid Power

Middle school and high school students from around the country presented their award-winning innovative inventions at the first ever White House Science Fair. Solar powered...
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Solar Powered Traffic Lights Move Cars in South Africa

Solar powered traffic lights are set to become an increasingly common phenomenon in South Africa as the National Energy Efficiency Agency (NEEA)...

Forget the Zoos, Let’s Go to the Robotarium

I can imagine my kids screaming in the back seat, "Robotarium! Robotarium!" Their obsession demands a visit to the first zoo ever created to...