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Harvard looks to the natural world to make its snake robots even faster

Researchers from Harvard have found a way to make its snake robots faster. The secret? Using a Japanese paper craft called kirigami to better grip the ground, just like a real snake's skin. The post Harvard looks to the natural world to make its snake robots even faster appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Harvard, Robot, Soft Robotics


Japanese taxis will use facial recognition to target you with ads as you ride

A Japanese startup is trying to reinvent in-taxi advertising by using facial recognition technology to identify the key characteristics of riders and then presenting them with appropriate ads. The post Japanese taxis will use facial recognition to target you with ads as you ride appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Emerging Tech, News, Facial Recognition, Privacy


The creators of the first laundry folding robot are bankrupt

When the Laundroid was first announced almost three years ago, then shown off at last year's CES, it was meet with a fair bit of both intrigue and derision. But now Seven Dreamers, the company behind it, says the company is out of money. The post The creators of the first laundry folding robot are bankrupt appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Emerging Tech, News, Smart Home, Bankruptcy, Household Robots, Laundroid


The startup behind the world’s first laundry robot has folded

When the Laundroid was first announced almost three years ago, then shown off at last year's CES, it was met with a fair bit of both intrigue and derision. But now Seven Dreamers, the company behind it, says the company is out of money. The post The startup behind the world’s first laundry robot has folded appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Emerging Tech, News, Smart Home, Bankruptcy, Household Robots, Laundroid


A battery-free pacemaker harvests and stores energy from heartbeats

Researchers in China and the United States have developed a new battery-free pacemaker which gathers its required electricity from the energy of heartbeats. Here's why that's so exciting. The post A battery-free pacemaker harvests and stores energy from heartbeats appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, Health & Fitness, News, Battery, Pacemaker


Alphabet’s Wing drones now have FAA approval to deliver packages in the U.S.

Alphabet Wing has become the first company to receive Air Carrier Certification from the FAA. This means that it can begin commercial deliveries from local businesses to homes in the U.S. The post Alphabet’s Wing drones now have FAA approval to deliver packages in the U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Faa, Alphabet, Wing, Emerging Tech, Drone Deliveries, Alphabet Wing


Hawaiian botanists’ drone discovers a plant thought to be lost forever

In what may well be a world first, botanists in Hawaii recently used a drone to find a species of plant that scientists believed was extinct. The plant was located on a sheer cliff face nearly 20 years after its last sighting. The post Hawaiian botanists’ drone discovers a plant thought to be lost forever appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Hawaii, Botany, Emerging Tech


Google’s Stadia is the future of gaming, and that’s bad news for our planet

Google’s upcoming Stadia cloud gaming service, and its competitors, are ready to change the way gamers play, but in doing so they may kick off a new wave of data center growth – with unfortunate consequences for the environment. The post Google’s Stadia is the future of gaming, and that’s bad news for our planet appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Gaming, Trends, Emerging Tech


Digital Trends Live: Earth Day, indoor container farming, robot submarines

Today on Digital Trends Live, we discuss how technology intersects with Earth Day, a new Tim Cook biography, indoor container farming, robot spy submarines, A.I. death metal, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Earth Day, indoor container farming, robot submarines appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Tim Cook, Indoor Farming, Emerging Tech, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


Geoengineering is risky and unproven, but soon it might be necessary

Geoengineering is a field dedicated to purposely changing the world's climate using technology. Call it 'playing god' if you must; here's why its proponents believe it absolutely must happen. The post Geoengineering is risky and unproven, but soon it might be necessary appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Climate Change, Trends, Geoengineering, Emerging Tech, Tech For Change, Troubleshooting Earth


How 3D printing has changed the world of prosthetic limbs forever

When he was 13 years old, Christophe Debard had his leg amputated. Here in 2019, Debard's Print My Leg startup helps others to create 3D-printed prostheses. Welcome to a growing revolution! The post How 3D printing has changed the world of prosthetic limbs forever appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Wearables, Trends, 3d Printing, Bionics, Emerging Tech, Prostheses, Tech For Change, Christophe Debard, Debard


Climeworks wants to clean the atmosphere with a fleet of truck-sized vacuums

Using machines that resemble jet engines, Climeworks wants to fight climate change by extracting CO2 from thin air. The gas can then be sold to carbonated drink and agriculture companies, or sequestered underground. The post Climeworks wants to clean the atmosphere with a fleet of truck-sized vacuums appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Design, Trends, Features, Robot, Plant, Hybrid, Emerging Tech, Climeworks, Tech For Change, Troubleshooting Earth


Inside the Ocean Cleanup’s ambitious plan to rid the ocean of plastic waste

In 2013, Boyan Slat crowdfunded $2.2 million to fund the Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization that builds big, floating trash collectors and sets them out to sea, where they’re designed to autonomously gobble up garbage. The organization has since raised over $35 million and a lot of questions from incredulous experts. The post Inside the Ocean Cleanup’s ambitious plan to rid the ocean of plastic waste appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Design, Trends, Robot, Plant, Hybrid, Ocean Cleanup, Emerging Tech, Tech For Change, Troubleshooting Earth


Burgers are just the beginning: Embracing the future of lab-grown everything

You’ve almost certainly heard of the 'farm to fork' movement, but what about 'lab to table'? Welcome to the fast-evolving world of lab-grown meat. Is this the future of food as we know it? The post Burgers are just the beginning: Embracing the future of lab-grown everything appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Trends, Emerging Tech, Memphis Meats, Mosa Meat, Impossible Burger, Lab-grown Meat


The grid of the future will be powered by … giant subterranean bagpipes?

In order to transition to a more renewable-focused energy system, we need to scale up our grid storage capacity --- and our existing methods aren't going to cut it. Could compressed air be the key? The post The grid of the future will be powered by … giant subterranean bagpipes? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Alternative Energy, Emerging Tech, Tech For Change, Troubleshooting Earth


Gravitational forces at heart of Milky Way shaped this star cluster like a comet

Hubble has captured the stunning Messier 62 cluster. The cluster is warped, with a long tail which stretches out to form a shape like a comet. It is thought this distortion is due to Messier 62's proximity to the center of the galaxy. The post Gravitational forces at heart of Milky Way shaped this star cluster like a comet appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Hubble, Black Holes, Emerging Tech, Messier, Intermediate Mass Black Hole, Globular Cluster, Messier 62


Mercury’s wobble as it spins reveals that it has an inner solid core

Scientists have long wondered what the inside of Mercury looks like, and they now have strong evidence that the planet has a large and solid metallic core. The data for the new findings was collected by the now-defunct MESSENGER mission. The post Mercury’s wobble as it spins reveals that it has an inner solid core appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Messenger, News, Trends, Mercury, Emerging Tech, Solid Core, Inner Core, Outer Core


The oldest type of molecule in the universe has been located at last

A milestone in the development of the early universe was the combination of helium and hydrogen atoms into a molecule called helium hydride. But strangely enough, this ancient molecule has never been detected in space before now. The post The oldest type of molecule in the universe has been located at last appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Big Bang, Molecules, Emerging Tech, Sofia, Helium Hydride


Beresheet crash caused by manual command, but reflector device may have survived

Details are emerging about what may have gone wrong with spacecraft Beresheet's failed moon landing. A manual command was entered which led to a chain reaction. But NASA still hopes to salvage use of its Laser Retroreflector Array device. The post Beresheet crash caused by manual command, but reflector device may have survived appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Emerging Tech, SpaceIL, Beresheet, Laser Retroreflector Array


SpaceX experiences problem during test, Crew Dragon capsule may have exploded

SpaceX has experienced a problem during the testing of its Crew Dragon capsule. During the engine test firing at Cape Canaveral yesterday afternoon, an unspecified anomaly occurred which lead to plumes of smoke rising from the test site. The post SpaceX experiences problem during test, Crew Dragon capsule may have exploded appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Emerging Tech, Crew Dragon, Testing Issues


Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robots that eat landmines and clean your floors

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it's fun to gawk! The post Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robots that eat landmines and clean your floors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Photography, Cars, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech


Star gives off superflare equal to 80 billion megatonnes of TNT. That’s a lot

A tiny star the size of Jupiter has been observed giving off a massive superflare 10 times more powerful than any flare from our Sun. The findings are raising questions about how much energy small stars can hold. The post Star gives off superflare equal to 80 billion megatonnes of TNT. That’s a lot appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Jupiter, TNT, Emerging Tech, Brown Dwarf, Superflare, L Dwarf Star, Stellar Activity, Stellar Flare


Happy birthday, Hubble! Telescope celebrates with image of Southern Crab Nebula

In 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit, where it has remained for nearly three decades collecting information about deep space. To celebrate its birthday, Hubble imaged the beautiful Southern Crab Nebula. The post Happy birthday, Hubble! Telescope celebrates with image of Southern Crab Nebula appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Earth, Hubble Space Telescope, Emerging Tech, Red Giant, Hubble Telescope, White Dwarf, Southern Crab Nebula


Astronomers surprised to find deep lakes of methane on Titan

In the two years since the Cassini probe burned up in Saturn's rings, data from its recordings is still being analyzed. The latest research has shown that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, hosts deep liquid lakes of methane on its surface. The post Astronomers surprised to find deep lakes of methane on Titan appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Saturn, Methane, Titan, Cassini, Emerging Tech, Hydrology, Liquid Methane


Resupply mission carries 7,600 pounds of scientific equipment to ISS

The Cygnus spacecraft has rendezvoused with the International Space Station as part of a months-long resupply mission. The craft will remain docked until July 23, while the crew take in the 7,600 pounds of research equipment it carried. The post Resupply mission carries 7,600 pounds of scientific equipment to ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, International Space Station, Iss, Northrop Grumman, Emerging Tech, Cygnus, Scientific Equipment


Resupply mission carries 7,600 lbs of scientific equipment to ISS

The Cygnus spacecraft has rendezvoused with the International Space Station as part of a months-long resupply mission. The craft will remain docked until July 23, while the crew take in the 7,600 pounds of research equipment it carried. The post Resupply mission carries 7,600 lbs of scientific equipment to ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, International Space Station, Iss, Northrop Grumman, Emerging Tech, Cygnus, Scientific Equipment


Planet-hunting satellite discovers its first Earth-sized planet

NASA's planet hunting satellite, TESS, has made a new discovery. Last month the satellite discovered its first exoplanet. And now it has achieved another milestone, locating its first Earth-sized planet and a larger sibling planet. The post Planet-hunting satellite discovers its first Earth-sized planet appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Exoplanet, Emerging Tech, Tess, Earth-sized planets, HD 21749


Meet the gene-edited bacteria that could make cannabis plants obsolete

Ever wanted to brew cannabis like you brew craft beer? At UC Berkeley, biologists have managed to engineer brewer’s yeast so that it produces the main cannabinoids found in marijuana. The post Meet the gene-edited bacteria that could make cannabis plants obsolete appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Marijuana, Trends, UC Berkeley, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech


Digital Trends Live: Facebook data security, Ubisoft helps Notre Dame, and more

Join DT Live as we discuss Facebook security issues, Ubisoft's plan to help rebuild Notre Dame, and more. We are also joined by Emily Teteut of Snap the Gap, Jennifer Sendrow of New York Public Radio, and DJ and producer Zeke Thomas. The post Digital Trends Live: Facebook data security, Ubisoft helps Notre Dame, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Virtual Reality, Ubisoft, Notre Dame, Emerging Tech, Car2go, New York Public Radio, Zeke Thomas, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, Emily Teteut, Jennifer Sendrow


U.S., U.K. embrace autonomous robot spy subs that can stay at sea for months

Unmanned, autonomous robot spy submarines that are able to stay at sea for months at a time may be coming to both the United States and its ally across the pond, the U.K. Here's what we know so far. The post U.S., U.K. embrace autonomous robot spy subs that can stay at sea for months appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, United States, Royal Navy, Emerging Tech, Submarines, U.S. Navy



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