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Solar Powered e-Skin Could Take Prosthetics to the Next Level

Prosthetic limbs already play a vital role in the lives of amputees by allowing them to do everyday tasks as efficient as possible. But what if an amputee or robot could also acquire the sense of touch? What if it’s also possible to sense the temperature, feel the pressure and sensation of that thing you are trying to touch...

This Open Source Emulator Can Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Game Boy

Despite the many styles and purposes Apple watches were advertised to do, some people who have acquired one of these hi-tech accessories were left unsatisfied so an emulator was created to make the most of it.Never mind those important meeting schedules or counting the number of steps you took in a day or checking the weather condition. How about playing Game...

The Big Bend: U-Shaped Skyscraper Proposed for New York City

In a city full of skyscrapers, there’s only one way to make a fresh idea stand out. The Oiio Architecture Office looks to do just that with its Big Bend concept building. The upside down u-shaped renderings would make Big Bend the world’s longest continual building.The Greek firm plans on making the building over 4,000 long. This makes it...

Researchers Grow Human Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

In a creative display of bioengineering, a team of researchers used a plant’s vascular system to scale up reproducing human tissue. Like with most recent bioengineering, the team from Worchester Polytechnic Institute found inspiration from nature. They used spinach leaves to grow beating human heart cells.A major problem for researchers comes from scaling up regeneration, taking those small lab...

New Study Says If You Hate Robots, You’re Prone to Anxiety

Rapidly evolving technology normally finds people in two main camps. The first group of people is excited for the development of robotics and see the future looking something like The Jetsons. The second group fears robotics and most technology. They think robots will take over the world (which, given some AI systems, could be a chance). This group firmly...

Mechanical Keyboards Could be Your Computer’s Salvation

Desktops have experienced serious upgrades recently, but one thing remains crucial: the keyboard. Strangely enough, despite the changes elsewhere for desktops, old, clunky mechanical keyboards still win out as the best to use.What’s So Great About Mechanical Keyboards?They come with switches below each keycap. What makes that different from other keyboards? You can already tell when you’ve pressed a...

Canada Imposes Strict New Rules for Recreational Drone Use

The Canadian government recently announced new recreational drone restrictions for users and weighty punishments for breaking the rules. Transportation Minister Marc Garneau addressed drone users throughout the country.Effective immediately, recreational drone users can face a fine of $3,000 ($2,248 USD) for drones weighing more than 250 grams (0.55 lbs) if they’re caught: flying higher than 90 meters (295 ft), more...

Britain and US Ban Electronic Devices on Flights From Several Countries

With the new political order that has taken place last year, 2016, both in the US and the UK it is no longer surprising that emergency amendments are being implemented to other parts of the world which can have some ripple effects on average people like us from bringing electronic devices on our travels.Which countries are affected by the ban?Yesterday,...

Top 10 Reasons Why Engineers Make Good Partners

Let’s deal with the elephant in the room, shall we? Why do engineers make good partners? We mean romantically here of course, not professionally, although many of the following would apply. No arguments! We have found some common themes on the “tinterweb” from opinions of engineers’ partners. Time for a little moral boost we think.According to various articles written...