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Astronaut in space guides Earthbound robot through precision task

An astronaut aboard the space station uses a controller with force feedback to sense what a robot is touching on Earth and guide it to complete a simple job.

By September 9, 2015


Avoid snapping overly trite tourist photos with Camera Restricta (Tomorrow Daily 242)

A German designer crafted an app inside a custom camera enclosure to scan your GPS coordinates and compare them to geotagged photos in the area. If too many people have already uploaded photos from that area, the camera's shutter retracts, forcing you to seek a new locale.

By September 16, 2015


Travel to faraway taste with the Zoku Space Pop Molds

The Zoku Space Pop Molds are a set of six space-themed freezer pops. In addition to a fun and friendly astronaut there are five different rocket pops.

By April 3, 2015


What comes after the flying car? A self-flying car

AeroMobil is already wowing people with a prototype of a flying car. But over the next decade, it wants to give new meaning to the term "autopilot."

By March 14, 2015


'The Big Lebowski' goes 8-bit in video game reimagining

The folks at CineFix have dreamed up a retro video game around the classic Coen brothers film, and it's got bowling, an angry John Goodman, and enough White Russians to appease the most devout Lebowskians.

By January 23, 2014


Faster airline boarding? It could be in the bag

New research from Clarkson University focuses on carry-on bags as the key to getting passengers onto planes faster. Bonus: it could mean less jockeying for precious overhead space.

By January 10, 2014


Spacesuit of the future could power gadgetry with body heat

Researchers at Kansas State are investigating how the difference in temperature between body heat and a spacesuit's cooling garment could run the suit's electronics.

By December 3, 2013


Yum! Tuck into this 12-course meal in a can

On the menu: Kobe beef, French onion soup, roast pork belly, and a whole lot more. You don't even need a can opener.

By August 9, 2013


Game Dev Tycoon out-pirates the pirates

When Greenheart Games released game dev sim Game Dev Tycoon, it simultaneously released its very own pirated version — with an extra feature to expose the pirates.

By April 30, 2013


Nintendo releases a bevy of new and old games on its 3DS

The game-maker harkens back to the '90s by releasing old hits -- such as The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong Country, and Yoshi's Island -- on its 3D handheld console.

By April 17, 2013