3-2-1 LEGO®! The Robot Game
Young scientists impress Obama at White House
The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred. And in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped. Then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency.
The contraption's eventual aim would allow paralyzed or arthriti...
- Posted on March 26, 2015
NCAA gets high-def replay system for March Madness
The NCAA is going all in on high-def video reviews during March Madness.
The men's and women's basketball tournaments begin this week. The NCAA for the first time will use a replay system that captures live high-definition video from multiple angles for immediate review. Tha...
- Posted on March 23, 2015
Would you pay $10,000 for Apple Watch made of gold?
Apple wants to move the Internet from your pocket to your wrist.
Time will tell if millions of consumers are willing to spend $350 on up for a wearable device that still requires a wirelessly connected smartphone to deliver its most powerful features. There's even an 18-kara...
- Posted on March 16, 2015
Japanese robot to get Artificial Intelligence
Robots continue to get smarter. They can be programmed to think. Well, not exactly think like humans, but respond that way.
Japanese mobile carrier Softbank says it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper. The robot will ...
- Posted on March 12, 2015
Can it fly around the world without a drop of fuel?
A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. It marked the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater. It took off f...
- Posted on March 11, 2015
Was the dress black and blue or gold and white?
It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?
Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace. To many an eye, the dress transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Optomet...
- Posted on March 6, 2015
Three men get bionic hands
Three Austrians have replaced their injured hands with bionic ones. They can control the artificial hands by using nerves and muscles. Those were transplanted into their arms from their legs.
The three men are the first to undergo what doctors refer to as "bionic reconstruct...
- Posted on March 2, 2015
Girl may get to “hear” for the first time
At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children.
She was born without working auditory nerves. But now she can detect sounds for the first time, and start to mimic them. The progress came after Angelica underwent brain surgery. A device was imp...
- Posted on February 23, 2015
Are all movies going digital? Not yet!
The Eastman Kodak Co. will continue to make motion picture film in the age of digital filmmaking. The company has reached new supply agreements with the major Hollywood studios.
The Rochester, N.Y.-based photography and film pioneer had been in talks to keep movie film alive...
- Posted on February 20, 2015
3-2-1 LEGO®! The Robot Game
Hello World! Chloe here, with my Geared UP! teammate Jonathan. This week we’ll explain the most thrilling part of the FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge for FLL® teams and spectators alike- the Robot Game. Engaging and exciting, the Robot Game involves strategy, building, and progr...
- Posted on February 19, 2015