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Motorola Shows Off Futuristic Technology
2013-05-31 11:23:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Motorola, seemingly desperate to remind the world that they are owned by Google and not quite dead yet, offered up some wild ideas about how people will one day connect with their smartphones and mobile devices. The conversation spun out of the topic of wearable computing, but went deeper into embedded and even ingestible computing. According to Motorola´s senior vice president for advanced technology and former head of...

2013-05-10 23:22:16

HRL Laboratories built and tested the rugged, water-proof, modular, 360° imaging sensor nicknamed OWL (Omni-directional threat Warning and Locator). Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 During a May 1 deployable force protection exercise at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, HRL Laboratories, LLC demonstrated a new 360-degree imaging sensor front-end as part of DARPA´s Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System (CT2WS). HRL developed the sensor front-end that communicates with the...

US Defense Department's Research Arm Develops Innovative Three-Fingered Robot Hand
2013-05-03 10:34:48

WATCH VIDEO: [DARPA's Three-Fingered Robot Hand] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online DARPA is showing off their latest advancement in robotic technology, and in doing so, bringing a robotically-controlled world ever closer to reality. The Autonomous Robotic Manipulation project (or ARM) and iRobot have now created a three-fingered robot hand which goes beyond anything else a robotic appendage has thus far been able to do. DARPA and iRobot get straight to the...

2013-04-30 23:00:31

Call to Highlight Advanced Medical Device Technology Called "TopSpin" for Shareholders. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 EP Global Communications, Inc. (the Company), (Stock Ticker: EPGL) announces that it will host a conference call tonight, Tuesday April 30, 2013 at 6:00PM Eastern Time. The call will include the full team of doctors involved with EPGL's new "Topspin" advanced MEMS technology platform for medical device development. This will include one of the world's top BioMEMS...

New Robotic Pit Crew Member Being Developed
2013-04-02 19:04:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Pentagon is developing a robot that could help take over some of the responsibilities of a racecar pit crew. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released a new video of a two-armed robot using a tool to remove a tire from a car. According to the New York Times, the goal of the program is to develop robots and prosthetic devices for wide use, at a lower cost. Robotic hands currently available cost $10,000 and...

DARPA Launches Wireless Network Defense Program
2013-03-20 19:00:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The label “military grade” is often assigned to products and technologies that are capable of not only withstanding harsh environments, but also of working in areas where such products and tools aren´t often found. In today´s modern battlefield, many of these technologies also require a wireless network to connect with one another and other points offsite. This can´t be a normal network, of course. It...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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