Lawn Mowing Robots Are Here, but Face the Same Challenges as Robot Vacuums

Lawn Mowing Robots Are Here, but Face the Same Challenges as Robot Vacuums

If there’s a memory about my childhood that sticks out more than others, it has to be the summers filled with doing lawn work for my parents. Since I was a perfectionist, I made sure to do everything right — from using a weed wacker to get those perfect edges, to emptying the cut grass into bags for collection. Well, I haven’t needed to do any sort of lawn work in my adult life primarily because I’ve lived in apartments. But it hasn’t stopped me from wondering about how this chore could be automated…


Robots Are Coming for the Lawyers – Which May Be Bad for Tomorrow’s Attorneys but Great for Anyone in Need of Cheap Legal Assistance

Imagine what a lawyer does on a given day: researching cases, drafting briefs, advising clients. While technology has been nibbling around the edges of the legal profession for some time, it’s hard to imagine those complex tasks being done by a robot…


NASA’s Latest Space Station Cargo Includes a 3D Printing System for Lunar Soil

NASA has edged one step closer to building Moon and Mars colonies using the celestial bodies’ soil. Universe Today notes that NASA’s latest International Space Station resupply mission included a machine meant to demonstrate 3D printing regolith (that is, loose soil or rock) on the Moon and similar extraterrestrial surfaces…


New Car Technology Helps Prevent Children Being Locked in Hot Vehicles

At this time each year, reports emerge of children being locked in cars or buses and, tragically, in too many cases, it ends in fatalities or severe heatstroke…


‘Holy Grail Discovery’ in Solid-State Physics Could Usher in New Technologies

There are many mysteries still to unravel in the world of quantum mechanics, but scientists at Northeastern believe they’ve made a “holy grail” discovery that could help pave the way for the next generation of electronic devices…


Flying Taxi Company Joby Aviation Goes Public While Touting Itself as ‘Uber of the Air’

Joby Aviation made its debut Wednesday as a publicly trade company on the New York Stock Exchange surging over 25% after opening at a price of $10.62. Joby is currently promising air taxi service for the public by 2024, an ambitious plan for its electric vertical-take-off and landing vehicles, known as eVTOL…


Chinese Scientists Develop World’s Strongest Glass That’s as Hard as Diamond

Scientists in China have developed the hardest and strongest glassy material known so far that can scratch diamond crystals with ease…

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