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3D tool predicts nose jobs much more accurately2m08s

3D tool predicts nose jobs much more accurately

Scientists develop an algorithm to help rhinoplasty patients design a nose suited to their facial proportions. The technique could also help patients who have lost their own nose because of disease to design a perfectly fitting prosthetic. By Matthew Stock. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: October 26, 20167 views
Special needs shopping cart makes shopping easier4m29s

Special needs shopping cart makes shopping easier

Caroline's Cart is a shopping cart created for special needs children. It provides parents and caregivers a viable option to transport a child through a store while grocery shopping, without simultaneously having to maneuver a wheelchair and a traditional grocery cart. It is named after Caroline, the special needs daughter of Drew Ann and David Long, founders of Parent Solution Group, LLC. Total Credit to Technibilt and Caroline's Cart Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarolinesCart/ https://www.facebook.com/Technibilt-Ltd-105223122877373/?fref=ts

New iPhone 7 makes weird hissing sounds1m21s

New iPhone 7 makes weird hissing sounds

Some iPhone 7's have been making strange noises, but they sure aren't coming out of the headphone jack! Learn about this strange phenomena in this very interesting clip.

theFeed
Published: September 20, 2016289 views
Avatar robot staves off sick children's isolation1m51s

Avatar robot staves off sick children's isolation

Norwegian researchers have developed a novel way to keep children recovering from long-term illness connected to their friends and their education from their sickbed. An avatar robot is placed at the child's desk and controlled by the pupil from their home via cameras, microphones, and speakers, allowing them to contribute to lessons and avoid the crippling social isolation caused by long-term absence. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: August 23, 20161,104 views
Tethered drone could fly forever1m45s

Tethered drone could fly forever

A low-cost unmanned aircraft system that powers an airborne drone via a tether could give search and rescues teams a continuous eye-in-the-sky. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: August 10, 2016519 views
Animation-inspired robot comes to life1m49s

Animation-inspired robot comes to life

Cozmo the robot, inspired by Pixar animations like Cars and Wall-E, shows off his capabilities prior to being released to the public in October. Rough Cut - no reporter narration. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: August 5, 2016422 views
Shape-changing cellphones could be the future1m28s

Shape-changing cellphones could be the future

A prototype modular interactive device called Cubimorph could herald a future where gamers can transform their phone into a games console or a variety of other electronic devices. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: July 26, 2016570 views
Cool new tool allows you to shower on the go58s

Cool new tool allows you to shower on the go

Enjoying the outdoors this summer is definitely the move, so when we heard about the wildly successful Rinsekit, we just had to check it out. Needing no pumping nor batteries, Rinsekit is a totally portable and pressurized shower that securely stores two full gallons of hot or cold water for washes on the go! Delivering a strong spray for up to three minutes, Rinsekit is perfect for music festivals, camping and anything in between. The patented eon™ pressure system is easily filled by a household spigot or sink (with adapter) and operated with a spray nozzle that offers seven different settings. The compact design includes a built-in ruler to measure fish, folding handle for carrying ease, and easy-to-remove lid to stand on for changing. In addition to a six foot hose, Rinsekit also comes integrated with a hose nozzle, hose bib adapter, on/off valve, and Quick Connect. At an attractive price point that doesn't hurt your wallet, you'd be a fool not to cop yourself a Rinsekit unit right now! Much love to Letsruntrack for the dope beat. Read more via stupidDOPE.com!

Machine mixes hands-on sculpting with 3D printing2m05s

Machine mixes hands-on sculpting with 3D printing

A machine that combines digital 3D modelling with polymer clay sculpting promises to speed up the design process and allow those with limited computer knowledge to perfect their constructions in a continual 'closed loop' system. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: July 19, 201656 views
Robot could end parallel parking dread1m19s

Robot could end parallel parking dread

A laser-guided smart robot is being developed in China that parks a car in under two minutes, squeezing into even the smallest and most awkward spaces with no need for a driver. Amy Pollock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: July 5, 20163,277 views
Disney Unveils Super Cool Wall-Climbing 'Gravity Defying' Robot1m31s

Disney Unveils Super Cool Wall-Climbing 'Gravity Defying' Robot

Disney Research Zurich and ETH have collaborated to design a super cool, gravity defying robot. This remote-controlled machine has the ability to drive around on the ground and then transition fairly seamlessly to moving vertically along walls with the help of some very cool engineering. The Robot is aptly named VertiGo, and has one very unusual feature that allows it to travel in a second dimension usually reserved only for flying vehicles. With the help of two drone propellers built into the body of the machine, it can provide enough thrust to keep itself glued to the wall as it drives around seemingly defying the laws of gravity. As the machine approaches a vertical surface, it slowly drives its front wheels up the wall, and as its orientation changes, the angle of the propellers also change to compensate for the weight of the vehicle. It can then drive around on the wall as though it were still safely on the ground since the propellers provide enough thrust to keep the wheels securely stuck to the wall. To facilitate this kind of unusual locomotion, the machine has to be extremely lightweight and so the designers had to come up with some very cool engineering to allow it maintain its orientation without smashing to the ground. The main chassis is constructed using carbon fiber with a very cool honeycomb design to increase the strength and durability of the vehicle. Many of the parts have also been 3D printed to save weight and maximize strength. The designers even went as far as using mostly plastic screws to assemble the machine in order to save every ounce of extra weight. It’s hard to say what the designer’s intentions for the main use case of this robot will be, but the technology is very cool regardless. With the rising popularity and usefulness of drones being increasingly apparent these days, it’s easy to see from this machine how the techniques that allow those aforementioned flying machines to be so stable and agile in flight, can be taken and implemented in new and original ways to other methods of travel. The scalability of this design is questionable however, because as the size of the robot increases, the propellers have to move more and more air to maintain its orientation, and as you can see by the magically floating mattress in the video, it already has to push a lot of air. Window washing seems to be the only thing that immediately comes to mind as far as usefulness of this technology, but even then, considering how lightweight it needs to be to maintain its wall-crawling orientation, high winds could be a serious problem while driving up the side of a massively tall skyscraper. As lightweight as it is, we still think it could do some damage falling from such a height. All joking aside though, this technology could have some very innovative way to deal with emergency situations such as fire and bomb threats. Its incredible mobility could be used to scout out locations and situations where humans would have a very hard time determining the best way to proceed.

Reuters
Published: May 16, 201620,739 views
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"Smart Home" allows Siri to control lights, music and coffee!

For about $150 you can turn your home into a fully automated voice command center! Check out this demonstration of how you can adjust the lights, play music, and even make a cup of coffee just by commanding Siri to do it! And if you don't feel like talking to your phone you can use your tablet to function as a dashboard to control everything. Awesome!

TomMP
Published: May 10, 201699,517 views
Wingtra drone is helicopter-plane hybrid2m01s

Wingtra drone is helicopter-plane hybrid

The Wingtra aerial robot takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane to complete autonomous data gathering missions or deliver a small payload. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: April 26, 20161,873 views