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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.

Video of China's first moon rover 'Jade Rabbit' rolls to moon surface

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China's first moon rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, separated from the lander early on Sunday, several hours after the Chang'e-3 probe soft-landed on the lunar surface.
The Chang'e-3 landing craft carried the rover to the smooth Bay of Rainbows region of the moon after a voyage launched December 1st. The rover, named Yutu (Jade Rabbit in English), is a 260lb six-wheeled solar powered explorer with a top speed of 660 feet per hour.

DIY human cyborg implanted in the arm

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Biohacker Tim Cannon has implanted a device he has designed known as circadia into his forearm. Circadia is a computer capable of recording and transmitting biometric data to android-powered devices. Conceived with the help of the team from grindehouse wetware, the cyborg transformation has given cannon full access to his body's biometric data in real-time.
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LG curved G Flex smartphone

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LG is reportedly planning to release a six-inch smartphone with curved screen, called LG G Flex, to rival Samsung's Galaxy Round. The LG's version has a different design as it curves from top to bottom rather than from side to side.
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World's first carbon nanotube computer

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A team of electrical engineers at Stanford University today announced the creation of the first-ever computer based on carbon nanotubes rather than silicon chips. "People have been talking about a new era of carbon nanotube electronics moving beyond silicon," said Stanford professor Subhasish Mitra.

Carbon nanotubes -- long chains of carbon atoms thousands of times thinner than a human hair -- have the potential to be more energy-efficient and "take us at least an order of magnitude in performance beyond where you can project silicon could take us," according to H.S. Philip Wong, another member of the Stanford team.
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HydraDeck Humans

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Combining 3D scans of real life models in ultra high detail with the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra for movement controls to make one of the most realistic and spooky experiences in Virtual Reality

Retro DIY Mini Mac Fits In Your Palm

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Ultimate Mac nerd and co-host of the RetroMacCast podcast, John Leake, built a 1/3-scale Macintosh 512k (or 128k) replica of Apple's 1st Mac out of white PVC, a Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computer (motherboard), a tiny 3.5-inch LCD monitor and a lot of elbow grease.
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