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High Speed Pancake stacking robot machine

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It's a high speed pancake stacking robot made by Flexpicker Robots that can stack 450 hot cakes a minute. Cool pancake stacking robot, impressive!
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Goodyear's Blimp Build

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company unveiled an all-new, state-of-the-art version of its world-famous icon, the Goodyear Blimp. The new airship is larger, faster, and more maneuverable and builds on the company's legacy as the world's leading builder and operator of airships.

Android Wear

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Google announced Android Wear project.
"Today we’re announcing Android Wear, a project that extends Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable—watches. Going well beyond the mere act of just telling you the time, a range of new devices along with an expansive catalogue of apps will give you:
-Useful information when you need it most. Android Wear shows you info and suggestions you need, right when you need them. The wide variety of Android applications means you’ll receive the latest posts and updates from your favorite social apps, chats from your preferred messaging apps, notifications from shopping, news and photography apps, and more.
- Straight answers to spoken questions. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions, like how many calories are in an avocado, what time your flight leaves, and the score of the game. Or say “Ok Google” to get stuff done, like calling a taxi, sending a text, making a restaurant reservation or setting an alarm.
- The ability to better monitor your health and fitness. Hit your exercise goals with reminders and fitness summaries from Android Wear. Your favorite fitness apps can give you real-time speed, distance and time information on your wrist for your run, cycle or walk.
- Your key to a multiscreen world. Android Wear lets you access and control other devices from your wrist. Just say “Ok Google” to fire up a music playlist on your phone, or cast your favorite movie to your TV. There’s a lot of possibilities here so we’re eager to see what developers build"

Sony Project Morpheus

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Sony unveiled virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 gives the wearer a 360-degree field of vision, allowing them to interact with their surroundings as if they were really there. Morpheus will feature a visor-style headset and interact with the camera on the Playstation 4 using sensors that track the player's head movements. The headset is two pieces: a closed display and what looks like a PlayStation Move sensor built in. The headset has four LED tracking lights on the front and uses the PlayStation 4's camera to track movement. There are two additional LEDs on the back for tracking you when you turn your head to look behind you. The headset uses a 1080p LCD, offers a 90-degree field of view, and will integrate with the PlayStation Camera for tracking and PlayStation Move for motion control.
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Sneakerbot II, the flexible 3D-printed sneaker

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These 3D printed sneakers were inspired by popular '80s sci-fi movies such as Back to the Future and Star Wars. Designed by Recreus founder Ignacio Garcia, the Sneakerbot II uses his company's new Filaflex 1.75mm, a filament so bendable, the resulting 3D-printed sneakers can be bent and folded so you can just fold them up and throw them into your bag or briefcase.
One of the problems with 3D-printing objects with elastic filament is that it often gets tangled during the printing process. Combined with a custom extruder and stainless steel hotend, Garcia says he's solved the tangling issue. At last, 3D-printed fashion is finally moving closer to being a viable reality. Want your own pair of these funky sneakers? You can download the 3D files for the Sneaketbot II HERE.
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Astronaut suit in macabre real life Gravity scene

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A cosmonaut floats away from the International space station, spinning out of control as the camera follows it, orbiting planet Earth for seven months before plunging into the atmosphere, burning and disintegrating. A terrifying scene that looks like the movie Gravity, but the video above is real—except no human was inside that suit.
"The concept behind SuitSat-1 is quite simple, put some simple electronics (radio communications system, telemetry) into a Russian Orlan spacesuit, then throw it out of the airlock.
According to Frank Bauer of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, "SuitSat is a Russian brainstorm, some of our Russian partners in the ISS program … had an idea: Maybe we can turn old spacesuits into useful satellites." Aside from broadcasting voice messages from students around the world, and some telemetry data, SuitSat-1 also looked really eerie
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The UHTTR-1, a ping pong robot

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The UHTTR-1, a ping pong robot created by Ulf Hoffmann.

Robotic Drum Prosthesis Project

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Jason Barnes had wanted to be a professional drummer since he was a teenager. But when he lost his arm in a freak accident he thought his dream was over. Gil Weinberg designed a prosthetic for Barnes that lets him continue to play the drums as well as he could with two arms—and maybe even better than before. Because in addition to a small robot arm that lets Barnes accurately control a drumstick using the muscles in his upper arm, the prosthetic includes a second drumstick that plays along autonomously. It uses a microphone and accelerometer to detect Barnes' rhythm, and then automatically starts drumming along with a complementary rhythm of its own.
The video is Jason Barnes demonstrating his new robotic drumming prosthesis, developed by GTCMT's Robotic Musicianship Group.
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Gender Swap - Experiment with The Machine to Be Another

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Gender Swap is an experiment that users can feel themselves like if they were in a different body. Amazing!
"In order to create the brain ilusion we use the immersive Head Mounted Display Oculus Rift, and first-person cameras. To create this perception, both users have to synchronize their movements. If one does not correspond to the movement of the other, the embodiment experience does not work. It means that both users have to constantly agree on every movement they make. Through out this experiment, we aim to investigate issues like Gender Identity, Queer Theory, feminist technoscience, Intimacy and Mutual Respect. "

This is not a frame from a science fiction movie

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This image seems like a spaceship arriving to another planet, but it just happened right here on Earth. It's an actual image from the successful Morpheus vehicle test completed today at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. Watch the video of it in action, cool!
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PVAC Demonstration

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Students of Utah University, USA, developed the PVAC (Personnel Vacuum Assisted Climber), a device that allows people to ascend a 90-degree face much like Spider-Man would

PillCam COLON Journey of the Colon Video

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"PillCam COLON is an easy-to-swallow capsule that does not require sedation and is radiation-free. After the capsule is ingested, you are able to go about most of your daily activities throughout the procedure.
The disposable capsule moves naturally through your digestive system as it captures and wirelessly transmits images of your colon to a recorder worn around your waist. The capsule is passed with a bowel movement and does not need to be retrieved to collect the images from the exam." The video looks Awesome!
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Google Glass For Fitness - Race Yourself - Virtual Reality Fitness Motivation

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Google Glass for running, cool

MakerBot's new MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers

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MakerBot has announced its 5th of new Replicator 3D printers($1,400+), including the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, the standard MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, and the extra-large MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer.
All three Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers feature: 
– New MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder that’s easy to swap or replace.  It also detects filament absence and automatically pauses your print. – On-board camera for print monitoring and easy sharing.
– USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi ensure a seamless workflow.
– 3.5-inch full-color LCD display and intuitive dial create a rich user experience.

Samsung and LG unveil the curved 105-inch Ultra HD TVs at CES 2014

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Samsung claims its TV is "world's first, largest and most curved," according to Samsung, 105 inch curved UHD TV, and it will also come with 11 million pixels, an aspect ratio of 21:9 and a resolution of 5120 x 2160 pixels. Samsung's 105 inch curved Ultra HDTV will be show off at CES from the 7th to the 14th of January 2014. Today LG has announced that at CES 2014 it's going to be revealing a 105-inch curved Ultra HD television, the company claims is the "largest curved TV ever made." Featuring a massive LCD panel with a resolution of 5120 x 2160, it will also utilize a 21:9 aspect ratio, which LG is billing as a "CinemaScope" screen.  “With a resolution of 11 million pixels, the 105-inch curved LCD panel is proof of our continued leadership in the next generation display market, offering exceptional world-class value to our customers.” LG Display's Yong-kee Hwang said in a statement.