AP (Mar. 16, 2015) A Chilean company is hoping drone technology can help save lives. Drones fitted with a float, camera, microphone and speaker are being tested on the beaches of Algarrobo to help lifeguards rescue ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 21, 2014) Robotocists in Bremen, Germany have developed an ape-like robot capable of standing upright thanks to its flexible spine. Called "Charlie", the robot is a technological test-bed for machines that may ... watch video
Reuters (Nov. 10, 2013) Researchers in eastern China have developed a 3D bio-printer that they say could create functional human body parts within the next twenty years. The printer represents a milestone for China in the ... watch video
NASA (May 29, 2014) NASA is constantly looking into ways to make flying safer and more efficient. On this episode of NASA X follow testing on new vertical tail design, engines, and see why NASA is ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 1, 2014) An Israeli start up is developing a robotic weapons system designed to supply autonomous suppression fire for search and rescue vehicles in combat zones. Ben Gruber reports.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 29, 2015) An Estonian firm launches an easily-installed mobile bomb shelter which its creators believe has huge market potential in crisis zones. Sharon Reich reports.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 23, 2015) A new helmet could save the lives of pilots who lose consciousness in extreme manoeuvres or through lack of oxygen, says Israel's defence electronics firm Elbit Systems. Matthew Stock reports.
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Feb. 9, 2016 Around a fifth of the energy-saving benefits of fuel-efficient cars are eroded because people end up driving them more, according to a study into British motoring habits over the last 40 ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Diatoms are single-celled algae organisms, around 30 to 100 millionths of a meter in diameter, that are ubiquitous throughout the oceans. These creatures are encased within a ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Researchers have recreated the universe's primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator. The ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 The sheet of paper taped to the door of Keith Emery's office tells the story. On the paper is a simple fever chart showing the improvements made in increasing the efficiency ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our ... read more
Mar. 19, 2015 Researchers in Japan have jointly developed a robot with four arms and four crawlers which can perform multiple tasks simultaneously to help clean up the rubble left after the 2011 quake-tsunami ... read more
Oct. 10, 2014 Scientists at the University of Twente are working on robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between ... read more
June 17, 2013 Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, a four-legged "cheetah-cub robot" has the same advantages as its model: it is small, light and fast. Still in its ... read more
Apr. 28, 2011 Design techniques honed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for Mars rovers were used to create the rover currently examining the inside of Japan's nuclear reactors, in ... read more