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Pay with your hand using vein scanning

Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student at Lund University in Sweden has made it happen - making his the first known company in the world to install the vein scanning technique in stores and coffee shops.

(vía PCMag.com)

Meet ATLAS: Our New Robot Overlord [HD 3D]

Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built!

ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. Software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will use the robot to compete in the first physical competition of the Challenge in December 2013 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The DARPA Robotics Challenge seeks to advance the technology necessary to create robots capable of assisting humans in disaster response.

For more information on ATLAS and the Challenge, please visit www.theroboticschallenge.org

Bob Lutz says electric cars will improve, ‘at that point, who needs a gasoline engine?’

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Despite his long history with traditional internal combustion engines and climate change skepticism, Bob Lutz remains a strong voice for the plug-in future of the automobile.

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8th-Gen Console Comparison (Xbox One vs PlayStation 4)
A comprehensive comparison between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hardware. All facts are limited to what has officially been announced. Tech analysis comes from Anandtech.More powerful chips and/or any features exclusive to a platform are colored blue. Any restrictions or features that were removed vs prior generations will be in red.
(by ~yamamoto114)

8th-Gen Console Comparison (Xbox One vs PlayStation 4)

A comprehensive comparison between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hardware. All facts are limited to what has officially been announced. Tech analysis comes from Anandtech.

More powerful chips and/or any features exclusive to a platform are colored blue. Any restrictions or features that were removed vs prior generations will be in red.

(by ~yamamoto114)

Dell Inspiron 15z 15.6-Inch Ultrabook (i15z-1320sLV)
Meet the powerful new Inspiron™ 15z Ultrabook™ with Intel® Core™ processing power, 15.6” display, backlit keyboard and built–in DVD drive.

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3337U processor (1.8GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz, 3MB cache)
Display: 15.6” HD WLED (non-touch)
Memory (RAM): 6GB DDR3
Storage (hard drive): 500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD
Optical Drive:8X DVD+/-RW
Color: Moon Silver
Dell P/N: i15z-1320sLV
(vía Amazon)

Dell Inspiron 15z 15.6-Inch Ultrabook (i15z-1320sLV)

Meet the powerful new Inspiron™ 15z Ultrabook™ with Intel® Core™ processing power, 15.6” display, backlit keyboard and built–in DVD drive.

Intel® Core™ i5 processor

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3337U processor (1.8GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz, 3MB cache)
  • Display: 15.6” HD WLED (non-touch)
  • Memory (RAM): 6GB DDR3
  • Storage (hard drive): 500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD
  • Optical Drive:8X DVD+/-RW
  • Color: Moon Silver
  • Dell P/N: i15z-1320sLV

(vía Amazon)

Introducing The World’s First Mind-Controlled Quadrotor Drone - Mind Over Mechanics

In a jaw-dropping feat of engineering, electronics turn a person’s thoughts into commands for a robot. Using a brain-computer interface technology pioneered by University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He, several young people have learned to use their thoughts to steer a flying robot around a gym, making it turn, rise, dip, and even sail through a ring.

The technology may someday allow people robbed of speech and mobility by neurodegenerative diseases to regain function by controlling artificial limbs, wheelchairs, or other devices. And it’s completely noninvasive: Brain waves (EEG) are picked up by the electrodes of an EEG cap on the scalp, not a chip implanted in the brain.

A report on the technology has been published in the Journal of Neural Engineering: www.iopscience.iop.org/1741-2552/10/4/046003/article

Full story: http://www1.umn.edu/news/features/2013/UR_CONTENT_444147.html

10 Unanswered Science Questions

10 Unanswered Science Questions Explained by the greatest minds on YouTube

From the existence of alien life to the mysteries of the human brain, these are the questions that have stumped the greatest minds on Earth. These are 10 Unanswered Science Questions.

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