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Don’t Burn the Cat

Don’t Burn the Cat

Imagine asking a computer program for advice on how to get rid of the cat’s fleas. The software loads all the information it has about fleas, and tells you that there’s a guaranteed and cheap way: burn them. Actually, given ...

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Robotic Fly Takes Off

Robotic Fly Takes Off

For the first time, a miniature man-made robotic fly has been demonstrated. Inspired by nature’s real flies, Prof. Wood and his team from the Harvard University succeeded in manufacturing a 60 milligram robot with a three-centimeter wingspan capable of sustained ...

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2006 in Technology

In 2006, we covered numerous innovative technologies ranging from true 3D displays to robotic flying insects. We covered success stories, such as the Israeli ramjet rocket built by students and embarrassing moments such as Honda’s ASIMO robot’s fall in a ...

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Wireless Dragonfly

Wireless Dragonfly

WowWee Robotics, famous for its remote-controlled robot dinosaurs, is preparing to launch an innovative new flying robot in the shape of a dragonfly. The flight of the robotic FlyTech Dragonfly is controlled by a small remote, which is also used ...

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