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TalkTorque 2 Robot Will be Happy to Guide You Through a Museum [Video]

TalkTorque 2 Robot Will be Happy to Guide You Through a Museum [Video]

Robots. Most engineers and designers bring robots to life to do a certain set of tasks, or interact with humans in a whole new way. The technology therein is usually the main focus of the robot as a whole, but when you've got a robot that looks like the TalkTorque 2, even the fact that it doesn't talk is creepy. The robot's inability to talk is a design choice from those at Japan's Tsukuba University, who believe that the TalkTorque 2 will be able to become a master at human communication without words, and just gestures.

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Bionic Ballerina Features 17 Lasers and LEDs, Dances the Night Away [Video]

Bionic Ballerina Features 17 Lasers and LEDs, Dances the Night Away [Video]

While LEDs can be used in as something as small as as round, magnet-rich flashlight that looks like a deep-water mine, they are better equipped to make normal things, like dancing, look ridiculously awesome in the right situations. The Bionic Ballerina is a classically trained ballerina from Russia named Milena, who has been training to dance since she was only five years old.

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L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector Revealed by AAXA

L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector Revealed by AAXA

The folks at AAXA Technologies presents a version 2 of the world's first laser powered pocket projector. This AAXA L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector improves upon the first by increating thermal efficiency of its PCOS laser light engine. Now only do you get color, this device's three-color laser light source enables it to procude images with fabulous color saturation, always in focus. Sounds pretty neat, yes? Sounds pretty fantastic. This pocket projector combines a "revolutionary" laser light source, proprietary despeckling technology, and an LCoS imager to produce 800 x 600 resolution and 20 lumen output with no pixelation problems.

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Laser-Guided Slingshot is Do It Yourself Project for the Family

Laser-Guided Slingshot is Do It Yourself Project for the Family

As a kid, having a slingshot is one of the coolest things to show off to your friends. Even if it is, usually, just a piece of wood, some rubber, and something small enough that you can fling at some unsuspecting person. The idea is cool, in of itself. But, what if someone decided to make it better? That's exactly what KipKay asked, and then he went about and actually made it happen. So, now instead of a hunk of wood and some rubber, you now have some aluminum chunks, some rubber, and a laser-guided system.

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NASA Fires Lasers at the Moon to Track Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA Fires Lasers at the Moon to Track Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Yesterday night was the "International Observe the Moon Night," and obviously one large government agency probably took that to heart. And if you can't have fireworks to celebrate a day where you're supposed to stare at your favorite moon, why not lasers? NASA took the time last night to locate and track the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is handled by lasers fired from Earth.

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University of California Berkeley Researchers Create Portable Laser Backpack, Used to Map 3D Interiors

University of California Berkeley Researchers Create Portable Laser Backpack, Used to Map 3D Interiors

While Google is busy mapping out the exterior world, where all our streets and buildings are, there hasn't been much work on the interior part of the whole thing. But, considering the amount of security issues that may be red flagged in any kind of effort, it will probably be a few years before something like this portable laser backpack, which is used to create 3D maps of internal spaces, sees the light of day in the private market. But, that doesn't mean the Air Force can't get their hands on it.

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Laser Used to Create Artificial Star 56 Miles Above Earth

Laser Used to Create Artificial Star 56 Miles Above Earth

Lasers. They can be used for a wide variety of things, or utilized in all sorts of methods, to create all sorts of different results. For all intents and purposes, lasers are the Jack of All Trades when it comes to high tech things that could be used as weapons. Or, in some cases, a good defensive tool. But, for one observatory and its researcher and scientists, they think a laser can be used to create an artificial star. And that's exactly what they're doing.

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LucasFilm Retracts Cease and Desist Letter to Wicked Lasers

LucasFilm Retracts Cease and Desist Letter to Wicked Lasers

Wicked Lasers has been on somewhat of a roller coaster over the last month. Ever since they debuted the Wicked Lasers Spyder III Pro Arctic, people have been saying how amazingly similar it looks to the Lightsaber. You know, the one from Star Wars. Well, apparently a few folks over at LucasFilm thout it looked like a Lightsaber too, so they actually sent the company a cease and desist letter. Of course, Wicked Lasers subsequently put the letter on eBay, but that isn't the point. Today, though, LucasFilm has changed their mind, and retracted the letter from Wicked Lasers.

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