Panasonic is running its Evolta robot in the Ironman Triathalon. It’s a lot smaller than Asimo, Honda’s robot. It’ll take quite a long time to finish, too, being 1/10th the size of a man. Are there any areas of life where we’re really safe from robot encroachment?
GE, the US distributor for UNTHA, revealed a refrigerator recycler. The giant 40-foot machine takes a refrigerator, chops it up, and then sorts it according to metal, plastic, and insulating foam.
Seems too incredible to believe, but Charles Sykes at Tufts University managed to create an actual 1-nm long electric motor from a single molecule (butyl methyl sulphide).
There’s a new display technology from a company called Prysm which is being portrayed as an alternative to LCDs and LED LCDs. The company, which has been doing research and development for the past five years, is calling the technology LPD for laser-powered phosphor display. A laser is used to excite a phosphorous coating, thus [...]
Mashable is reporting on a new prototype laptop by Samsung that has a 14-inch screen that you can see through. That’s right. The laptop’s screen is 40% transparent. How cool is this? One of the comments at Engadget, where the laptop was originally reported, said another possible use for the technology would be a kind [...]