The Evolution of the Big Dog Robotic Mule [Video]

We’ve posted about Big Dog quite often on [GaS] in the past, so I thought you guys would enjoy seeing this video showing the evolution of Boston Dynamics’ robotic mule throughout the years. Enjoy! [Via]

E-Ink Technology Explained & Color E-Ink [Video]

In the following video, Sriram Peruvemba, vice president of marketing at Eink, explains how the technology behind E-Ink displays actually work. He then goes on to talk about future developments in the technology. Check it out: [Via]

Facebook and Twitter Team Up

Facebook was quick to respond to the flight of people over to Google+ when it launched, with a new feature that easily targets what groups can see your status updates. Now the social media giant has teamed up with Twitter in a move to block out Google’s attempt at getting a foothold in the market. […]

The Raincatch [Video]

Raincatch from Hyeona Yang on Vimeo. This is a fascinating invention that appears to serve no practical function.* The idea: collect rainwater, purify it in your raincoat, and store it to drink through a straw while walking in the rain. I think. As a water purifier, it sounds great. As a raincoat, awesome. But having […]

New Self-Inflating Tire Technology [Video]

Check out this short video showcasing the technology behind the pumptire as well as a prototype demo showing a pressure rise from 22-52psi as the tire is being used. [Via Neatorama]

Chloe Holmes’ Amazing Bionic Hand

15-year-old Swindon, UK-resident Chloe Holmes has become the youngest person in Europe to be fitted with a bionic hand. After contracting chicken pox as a toddler, Chloe came down with septicemia, which claimed the young girl’s fingers. Her whole life she’s been wearing rubber hands which would cover up her lack of fingers, but were […]

Stupid Robots Are Stupid [Video]

Set aside your fears of SkyNet and Asimovian human enslavement; if they are anything like these, I for one welcome our robot overlords. Bucking the trend of super-smart robot developments, Bacarobo participants seek to build the stupidest, least useful automated machines ever. Bacarobo, the Stupid Robot Championship, is a showcase for just such robots. The […]

Extending battery life is a walk in the park

University of Wisconsin researchers have come up with a way of converting human motion into energy to power a smartphone. But they say a commercial model is years away. While the principle of using kinetic energy from a person walking to power a device has been explored in the past, Tom Krupenkin and Ashley Taylor […]

The Mercedes-Benz Buggy

Is that what a Mercedes buggy looks like? Well, close: actually that’s the Mercedes-Benz F-Cell Roadster concept car. It’s a hydrogen electric fuel-cell powered, joystick controlled, bicycle-wheeled buggy. [Source]

iPhone to Carry Earthquake Warnings

< Apple is adding earthquake notification for Japanese users of the iPhone. But the alerts aren’t in an app: instead they are built into the operating system itself. The iOS5 feature was uncovered by 9to5Mac, which was sent a screenshot of the Japanese edition. It connects the device to an early warning system launched in […]

Teenager Uses Fibonacci Sequence to Improve Solar Panels

How can we make solar panels work up to 50% better? Thirteen-year-old teenager named Aidan Dwyer discovered how trees use math in order to maximize photosynthesis, and thought that it could well be applied towards solar panels: On a bleak winter hiking trip to the Catskill Mountains, the 7th-grader from New York noticed a pattern […]

Scientific American’s Top 10 Cities for Technology

Seattle is the best city for technology, according to a statistical analysis by Scientific American. The cities are researched for their technology opportunities then scored and ranked in three categories. Though Seattle came out on top overall, other major metro areas fared well in all categories, too. Top 10 Most Tech-Friendly Seattle San Francisco Bay […]