Studies Reveal: a Robots Touch Can Arouse Humans

According to Californian researchers an intimate touch of a humanoid robot can yield physiological reactions in human beings.

The study reveals there is a lot more to humanoids: a touch is enough to stimulate human response.

In their research they challenged six male and four female  volunteers with an Aldebaran Robotics Nao robot around two feet with eyes, ears, legs, arms, torso and the ability to speak and chat with the volunteer’s inviting them to touch or point its body parts. ...

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San Bernardino iPhone Unlocked by The US Government without Apple’s Help

After a terrific showdown between Apple Inc. and the FBI which was closely followed by people around the world, the Justice department has dropped the case because it had found a way to unlock the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook in the San Bernardino shooting. FBI has been able to unlock the iPhone without Apple’s help. It has used a method that was brought to the organization by an unidentified entity about a month ago. With the help ...

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Solar Ride – Bengaluru Offsets Pollution by Introducing ElecRic to its Streets

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The world is grappling with a situation where our natural resources are diminishing far more quickly than they can be replaced. The number of vehicles used throughout the world has increased to extraordinary numbers. Many people own more than one vehicle now and every vehicle needs fuel to run on. This brings us to the point that our fuel resources are fairly limited.

While they may not be on the verge of ending immediately, over a period of time we may ...

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Scientists Develop a Material as Strong as Kevlar from Wood

Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Chalmers University of Technology conducting a research at the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre are changing the way we look at the forests. The forest industry has been very important for Sweden’s economy. This is why there are a lot of efforts to develop new techniques and methods in which the wood from these forests can be utilized. At the same time, research is conducted to create new products from wood.

The researchers ...

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Pigeons Monitor Pollution, Making Pollution Information More Accessible for the Public

A recent collaboration of Plume Labs – the team that created the superb flying detectors, DigitasLBi, Twitter UK and pigeons have started a campaign that can tell people about the air pollution levels in the region. While all of this sounds really cool, did you go back and read that again to make sure it said pigeons? The truth is that with their ability to evolve to accept urbanization, pigeons have finally made their way to the hiring zone.

In the ...

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General Motors’ Euphoric Endeavors in the Transportation Industry – Maven

General Motors emerges as a total winner in the race of providing next gen transportation with its latest program called Maven. This euphoric endeavor of General Motors brings together the efforts of the company in car-sharing services and a team of forty creative brains who are a part of the car technology industry. Additionally, people are being brought in from renowned companies like Zipcar, Google, and Sidecar so that more sharing services can be developed and added to Maven.

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World without Privacy – Apple vs. USA

Capitol Hill was seen raving about security, technology and terrorism on Tuesday when Apple’s fight against FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone owned by a terrorist in the San Bernardino case was put under scrutiny by the House of Judiciary Committee. This arm of the government handles matters which relate to the enforcement of law and order in the US.

It took five and half exasperated hours, a determined FBI director, and an even more determined Apple representative, an encryption expert, ...

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Moley Robots Builds a Robotic Chef That Promises Complete Kitchen Automation

Robotic help has been one of our ultimate dreams of the future. As the world advances into the technological era, new inventions continue to surprise us every few months. At a time when we thought that we have everything, innovative brains continue to emanate stuff that may seem far-fetched to the average home owner. As people get busier and cooking becomes an increasing daunting task, Moley Robotics brings a robot that takes away all your concerns related to food and ...

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Google Ideas Becomes Jigsaw as It Expands Under the Alphabet Umbrella

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has announced that Google Ideas will become a technology incubator under the Alphabet umbrella. It has been christened Jigsaw and it will undergo expansion.

Google Ideas is a lab that has existed within Google for the past few years. Considered as the think tank of Google, it has announced some great initiatives like Project Shield and uProxy. Created five years ago, Google Ideas was meant to provide innovative solutions to problems which sprung up for ...

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Instacart Express vs Amazon Fresh Grocery vs Google Express

Grocery shopping has turned really easy with the many online grocery stores that have cropped up in the last few years. Along with ease, sometimes, these stores may also end up offering savings that could be more than the usual savings that you notice when you shop from the physical stores. With the trend of online shopping for groceries picking up momentum, it is important that you know the major players and what makes them stand out. We have picked ...

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