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  • Tin man surface area math project
    Tin man surface area math project for students
    Give math students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade (or advanced 5th grade) a real world example of using the surface area formulas they have learned by calculating the total amount of tin foil needed to cover a tin man.Supplies needed:Recycled objects...
  • Chappie
    Review: 'Chappie' is a great character in a malfunctioning film
    “Chappie” is a recent science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, who has forayed into the genre several times before. With films like “District 9” and “Elysium” on his docket, Blomkamp attempted to reach...
  • Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto
    Kinshasa adds three giant robots to its police force
    If someone were to tell you that a major capital city’s police force was beginning to use giant solar-powered robots to help control traffic and crime you might think they were talking about Japan or South Korea or Germany. However, the...
  • ‘The Carbonaro Effect’ ’Might Be Trippin’’ on Tru-TV
    ‘The Carbonaro Effect’ ’Might Be Trippin’’ on Tru-TV
    On last night’s Tru-TV episode of “The Carbonaro Effect,” titled “Might Be Trippin’," comedian and magician Michael Carbonaro, puzzles everyone with his tricks and has spectators shaking their heads in amazement...
  • Robot takeover: Report suggests most lawyers will soon become unnecessary
    Robot takeover: Report suggests most lawyers will soon become unnecessary
    If you thought the robot takeover would be a violent one, a la the "Terminator" movies, a new report is suggesting that it might begin with knowledge of the law. Consultant firm Jomati Consultants have seen the future, Fox New reported...
  • Battroborg, battle for supremacy
    Battroborg, enter the arena to battle for supremacy
    The primal desire to be the ultimate winner in battle can take hold when young and old play games. Digging down and finding a way to win when backed into a corner are characteristics of a champion. Taking these thoughts in mind, kids can enter...
  • Clooney loses job to robot: Nestle replaces star with intelligent humanoid robot
    Clooney loses job to robot: Nestle replaces star with intelligent humanoid robot
    Now that George Clooney is married, it seems he has lost interest among the female audience when selling coffee, so Nestlé Japan has decided to replace the Hollywood actor with a robot. Joking aside, let's talk about an interesting initiative...
  • The Celebrity Robotic Avatar
    Hammacher Schlemmer: new products, new 3D catalog
    Having trouble thinking of what to get that favorite geek of yours? Hammacher Schlemmer has some options. They also have a brand new way to look for that special holiday gift.Hammacher Schlemmer, the New York store renowned for offering the Best,...
  • Big Hero 6
    Review: 'Big Hero 6' is another Disney hero
    “Big Hero 6” is Disney’s most recent animated feature focusing on 14 year-old Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) and a healthcare robot named Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit). Baymax was created by Hiro’s older brother...
  • Ozobot Robot
    Play on, with the amazing Ozobot robot
    I'm a busy guy and don't have much time to waste. So anytime I get to play with the latest cool gadget under the pretense that I'm "testing" it, is quite a bonus.Enter the Ozobot.The Ozobot is the universe's smallest...
  • Robot that kills Ebola and Enterovirus D68 showcased at IDWeek 2014
    Robot that kills Ebola and Enterovirus D68 showcased at IDWeek 2014
    A 5-foot-5 superbug-slaying robot is being featured at IDWeek 2014 in Philadelphia from October 8 to 12, 2014. IDWeek is a combined meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the HIV...
  • World War 3 fought by remote control? Navy video shows swarming unmanned boats
    World War 3 fought by remote control? Navy video shows swarming unmanned boats
    Will World War 3 be fought from remote locations, weapons and "smart" munitions operated from afar? Although it is doubtful that a "boots on the ground" approach will always be necessary in future battle situations, it appears...
  • Robot writing
    Penguin issues new children's titles
    Penguin Press has issued some late summer children's titles.For three-to-five-year-olds come a whole crop of colorful books certain to charm preschoolers."R Is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet" ($16.99) by Adam Watkins, is a book about...
  • Robot can assist autistic children learn and maintain life skills
    Humanoid robots encourage autonomy in children with autism
    Humanoid robots can be used the help autistic children develop social and life skills by practicing imitations of computer-demonstrated behavior, says a pilot study by the University of Southern California. Scientists hope that within a decade,...
  • Real Transformers
    Real robotic transformers
    For years, transformers have been a thing of the movies. Most children dream about having a real transformer of their own while they play with their toy ones. Every time a new transformer movie comes out on the big screen it tops the charts and...
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