Behold this Mind-controlled Robot That Gives the Disabled a Taste of Travel

Wow you guys; we already have brain-controlled robot limbs assisting the disabled regain some mobility, but what about a free-roaming operating FULL-FLEDGED robots controlled by our thoughts?!? Seems far-fetched and elusive, right?  WRONG! Swiss researchers have developed a mind-controlled telepresence robot that allows anyone with motor disabilities to travel when it would otherwise prove to be impractical.  Continue reading “Behold this Mind-controlled Robot That Gives the Disabled a Taste of Travel”

ASU Scientists Created a White Laser that Could Potentially Light-up our Homes!

Growth procedure of multi-segment heterostructure nanosheets.

“Lasers” have been advancing the world of science and threatening good-guy movie characters ever since the 1960s, but we’re used to seeing them with a certain distinct color (SPOILERS; it’s red). However, it seems that a team of research scientists from Arizona State University have developed the world’s first white semiconductor laser that can emit light across the entire visible spectrum and provide the full range of different colors that are required to make white laser light. Continue reading “ASU Scientists Created a White Laser that Could Potentially Light-up our Homes!”

A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking

A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking 
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I can only assume as someone who doesn’t have to perform this task often (practically NEVER), but I’m almost certain that pricking your finger for a blood glucose test will never, ever be a fun thing to do. And because science is a thing, scientists (that’s Latin for “people who science’) have been working on a bloodless and needleless alternative. Essentially, it’s a rub-on temporary tattoo that gently sucks glucose through the surface of the skin like a vampire. An inked-up, sci-fi, gadgety vampire… Continue reading “A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking”

Advanced Pro Wrestling Studies – WIRed #124

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It’s time for Episode 124 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Habitat house that surpasses design and sustainability standards, Google throws its cap on the USB Security Key hat-rack, a portable laptop version of the PlayStation 4, and SCIENCE reveals why people love pro wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.
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The University of Kansas Knows Why People Watch Wrestling w/ SCIENCE!

The Genius WWFIf you ask me why I watch wrestling, I have a lengthy, passionate response, but the gist is a little simpler: I find pro wrestling to be a great form of performance art that tells stories through the performances of real people playing fictional characters. Wow, that sounds a WHOLE LOT like television, stage plays and movies! Exactly. Anyway, the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University Of Kansas wanted a more psychologically-valid answer, so they conducted a research study to find out why people watch pro wrestling (specifically the WWE), cheer the heroes, and boo the villains.

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