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The Sack-Shooter is a useful and fun device that allows the wearer to shoot out a plastic bag from their wrist. (Image Credit: Tsukasa-3D)   On July 1st, convenience stores in Japan began charging customers for plastic bags.  To avoid additional charges, customers will need to take their own bags. Since it adds a new routine in their daily lives, people may start forgetting to bring them. To make it easier, Twitter user Tsukasa-3D created a device called the “Sack-Shooter.” ...
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a tiny camera that can be attached to an insect. (Image Credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington)   I always wanted to see this. Seeing the world from an insect’s point-of-view can be an interesting experience. Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a wireless steerable camera that’s so tiny it can be mounted on top of a flying beetle. This technology can be used by scientists to explore and mon ...
Since humans have been able to organize themselves in societies, they have also learned to travel from one point to another. Today, thanks to technological advances, our traveling is no longer limited to the country or continent we are born on; humans have been traveling to space. We have even developed companies to facilitate commercial travels between our planet and the neighboring ones. However, traveling to space has its constraints and side effects. For those who still want to have the expe ...
The robot lab assistant performs experiments 1,000 times faster than humans can. (Image Credit: University of Liverpool)   Researchers at the UK’s University of Liverpool have developed a robot lab assistant that performs 1,000 times faster than a human. This machine can work 24/7, move around a laboratory and perform experiments on its own. By using this technology, robots could find materials for clean energy or new drug formulations by searching for unknown chemical spaces. The te ...
The Iris Moon Rover will be landing on the moon in 2021 to provide power, portability, and communications on the surface to support science and technical demonstration payloads. (Image Credit: Carnegie Mellon University)   Cubesats have revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth's orbit, and soon enough, a mini Moon Rover will increase our understanding of the lunar surface. As early as 2021, NASA will be launching a small rover, called Iris, as part of the lunar delivery mission orchestrat ...
The robot is capable of sweating in high-temperature environments, which can be useful for the elderly. (Image Credit: University of Tsukuba)   I think we need sweaty robots. Older people are more prone to suffering from higher environmental temperatures, which can cause a number of serious health issues without warning. Now, researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan have developed a robot that alerts them by sweating when the temperature increases. Whenever we get too hot, our b ...
Erica is the first artificial intelligence robot to have a lead role in a science-fiction film. (Image Credit: Life Productions)   Robots will more than likely take over many jobs sometime in the future, but these roles are suited to automation. Now, for the first time ever, an AI robot named Erica will have a lead acting role in the new $70 million science-fiction film titled "b," which is in production by Life Productions.   The science-fiction picture is based on a story that foll ...