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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


All the news from Nintendo Direct for November 2015

A recap of everything announced during today's livestream presentation.

By November 12, 2015


Watch this robot navigate with help from its very own drone

Here's what happens when a drone and a robot team up. Warning: The results aren't as terrifying as you might imagine.

By October 6, 2015


Physicists win Nobel for finding neutrinos, burdened with mass, aren't so fleeting after all

For decades, physicists thought the hard-to-detect fundamental particles were massless. Not so, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald discovered, opening new research into the universe's past and present.

By October 6, 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