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Will nanotechnology soon allow you to 'swallow the doctor'?

Imagine a swarm of microscopic robots, so tiny that a teaspoon can hold billions of them.They are ready to be injected into the most delicate areas of a human body -- the heart and the brain -- to deliver…

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Added by GarageLab on January 30, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Prynt turns your smartphone into a Polaroid camera

There was a time when instant selfies were snapped with a Polaroid and given a hearty shake while they developed. Now it’s a digital thing, but this smartphone case wants to bring back the act of physical photo sharing.

This is Prynt, a case that fits around a number of smartphones (including…

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Added by GarageLab on January 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

See the 1st video ever made of a laser moving through the air

Scientists have, for the first time, capturing a video image of a laser beam moving through the air. The experiment was conducted by Heriot-Watt University, UK, and enlisted the help of an ultra high-speed camera capable of detecting individual photons.

The researchers took 10 minutes for the displacement of record 2 million laser pulses, adding individual…

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Added by GarageLab on January 28, 2015 at 3:45am — No Comments

Mad Scientists In Switzerland Built A Drone That Flies And Walks

 Meet DAELER. That's short for Deployable Air-Land Exploration Robot, and it's designed for rescuing victims in dangerous places after a natural disaster. How does a robot do that? Well, it requires flying into a dangerous place and then walking around that dangerous place. DALER does…

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Added by GarageLab on January 27, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

This Drone Is Armed with Roman Candles

This terrifying video illustrates what happens when drones go in for the kill. This UAV has been armed with roman candles, which look every bit as scary as real bullets. It also looks super fun. As long as you are the one controlling the drone and not the poor sap getting hit with fire.

YouTuber Pierogram armed a quadcopter with lightweight…

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Added by GarageLab on January 26, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Drop runs through maze alone

A alcohol's drops seems to have gained life - or at least behave as if they know what they are doing.

The movement is precise enough that the drop scroll through a maze to reach your target, then merging with it.

"The system itself is very simple, but it has a very sophisticated behavior," said Professor Martin Hanczyc, whose team had created drops of…

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Added by GarageLab on January 23, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

NASA Plans To Explore Mars With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

Halfway through Microsoft's promotional video for HoloLens, the company showed a clip of a scientist wearing the headset as he points out an area of interest on the surface of Mars. HoloLens, the video explained, will be used by NASA…

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Added by GarageLab on January 22, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Mouse Box hides a wireless PC inside a mouse

This is Mouse Box, and as you can tell from the pair of USB 3.0 ports on the front of the render it’s not just another input device. There’s an entire PC hidden beneath that inconspicuous-looking shell. The Mouse Box team has opted for a…

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Added by GarageLab on January 21, 2015 at 3:01am — No Comments

Automotive technology prevents transformers explode

The same technology used to make the cars deform during an accident, to preserve the cabin and passenger integrity, is being used to prevent accidents with transformers.

Transformers are an essential part of the electrical distribution system, and are everywhere…

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Added by GarageLab on January 20, 2015 at 4:19am — No Comments

Programmable DNA ‘smart glue’ could speed 3D-printed organ research

Making synthetic organs is no longer just the stuff of science fiction, but in many cases the research is still quite primitive. Organs like bladders and ears are fairly homogenous — just one or two basic cell types laid out in a fairly simple physical configuration — and…

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Added by GarageLab on January 19, 2015 at 4:06am — No Comments

Hershey Has a 3D Chocolate Printer

Shown off at the recent CES 2015, the CocoJet 3D Printer is a reality. It is a collaboration between Hershey and 3D Systems. It is a printer that prints chocolate shapes.

It can print letters and shapes…

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Added by GarageLab on January 16, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

Google detachable cell

Google started a conference to bring together developers for Ara design, the modular smartphone inspired by the concept of Phonebloks, each piece can be freely modified by the user. The event marked the presentation of a new prototype and test expected to launch in Puerto Rico.

Google did not explain exactly why to choose specifically Puerto Rico for this…

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Added by GarageLab on January 15, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

NASA building robots to explore Earth’s volcanoes, but Mars is the goal

Space research group still has its eyes on the prize. Heat, after all, is heat, and to a large extent innovations that work on Earth should be applicable most places in the universe. More to the point, basic geographic features on the Moon, Mars, and elsewhere likely work much as…

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Added by GarageLab on January 14, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Disney’s BeachBot robot draws massive pictures on the beach

Disney knows a thing or two about putting a new spin on the classics. Usually it’s fairy tales, but this time they’ve built a souped-up turtle robot like the ones you may have used Logo to program as a wee geek.

The company’s Research arm in Zurich has created BeachBot, who fittingly enough, looks like a cartoonish version of an actual turtle.…

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Added by GarageLab on January 13, 2015 at 3:47am — No Comments

Laser plasma accelerator reaches 1 quadrillion watts

BELLA is not ready yet, but already broke the world record performance of a laser. The plasma accelerator is capable of firing a power of 1 petawatt - 1015 watts.O shooting is done in pulses lasting 40 femtoseconds each at a rate of 1 Hz - 1 pulse per second.

BELLA stands…

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Added by GarageLab on January 12, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Leap Motion Quick Switch App for Oculus Rift Toggles Between Real Life & Virtual Reality

Leap Motion, the company behind the eponymous hand motion sensor, have come up with a clever way to let Oculus Rift users see what’s in front of them without taking off the headset. It’s called Quick Switch, an app that switches the feed…

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Added by GarageLab on January 9, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Somabar Is a Robotic Bartender for Your Home

This device sits right on your countertop and can mix perfectly proportioned drinks in less than five seconds using up to six liquid ingredients. All you have to do is fill up the six reservoirs called “Soma pods”, with your choice of booze and mixers, then you use the app to tell the machine…

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Added by GarageLab on January 8, 2015 at 3:49am — No Comments

3D-Printer with Nano-Precision

Printing three dimensional objects with incredibly fine details is now possible using “two-photon lithography”. With this technology, tiny structures on a nanometer scale can be fabricated. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) have now made a major breakthrough in speeding up this printing technique: The high-precision-3D-printer…

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Added by GarageLab on January 7, 2015 at 4:29am — No Comments

Special Series: From Ideia to the Prototype, Second Part (Schematic and PCB Design)

Hello Guys! Welcome to our second part of the special series of tutorials "From Idea to the Prototype". In this tutorial we'll design the schematic and from it we'll create the design of the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) with SMD components, and at the end we'll show you how to…

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Added by GarageLab on January 6, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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