Have you ever thought that it would be really cool if you could combine multiple RSS or Atom feeds into a single feed? I have, and I now know that it’s possible with an awesome cross-platform web application called FeedMingle, available at www.feedmingle.com. For years now I’ve relied on my RSS feeds for getting news […]
A NASA satellite has become the agency’s first unmanned device to orbit the moon in more than a decade. It’s the first step in a program planned to put a human back on the moon in ten years or so. After correcting course midway through, NASA staff were able to guide the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter […]
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] It seems that every time a new technology comes out, we hear about a special “secure” version of that technology close on its heels. First we had HTTP, followed by HTTPS. Similarly, a lot of protocols like IM, VOIP, and FTP have secure or encrypted versions of themselves. […]
In the following video presentation, surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating — but not for the squeamish.
When Jammie Thomas-Rasset (pictured) was granted a retrial in the first (and to date only) US federal filesharing copyright case, she was likely relieved that it put aside her original punishment of a $222,000 fine. After the court ruled against her in the new case, that relief will be utterly shattered. Jammie Thomas-Rasset, found guilty […]
Isn’t that one of the most awesome thing ever? A cute little humanoid robot that prepares coffee for its master! Even though the whole act is staged, you have to be amazed by the complex movements this robotic gal can accomplish. [Via CrunchGear]
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] This week is a very special one in the Apple calendar. On Wednesday Apple allowed the throngs of current iPhone users to upgrade their devices to firmware version 3.0. This long-awaited software package adds some neat new features to the iPhone but, more importantly, lays down the digital […]
As a child, like many others, I was an obsessive sports fan. But my geeky side soon surfaced and I realized I was much more interested in the statistics and logistics behind competitions. For example, while I may have struggled with algebra and chemical equations, I knew by heart the formula for how many total […]
If you’re bored by the impersonal voices of your GPS in-car navigation system, there’s a new product for you. TomTom has released an add-on feature to its systems which will replace the default voices with that of Homer Simpson. The voice doesn’t simply read out directions, but adds extra commentary, with one example being “Take […]
In the following video, biologist Robert Full demonstrate how geckos use their supersticky feet to climb up walls. But high-speed footage reveals that the gecko’s tail harbors perhaps the most surprising talents of all. [Picture source: Flickr (CC)]
Unveiled at Tokyo’s International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition, this standard FANUC M-430iA robotic arm has a real-looking human hand attached to it, helping it move sushi pieces from one cutting board to another. Is it only me, or does this thing give you the shivers as well?
In the following video, long-time electronics inventor John La Grou unveils an ingenious new technology that will smarten up the electrical outlets in our homes, using microprocessors and RFID tags. The invention, Safeplug, promises to prevent deadly accidents like house fires — and to conserve energy.