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Tuesday: April 20, 2010

NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.

The robotics aren't quite advanced enough yet to send an actual android that is advanced as the ones you've seen on Star Trek - but it's a start. As to when these robot astronauts will turn on their masters and decide to destory all of our satellites - anybody's guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 1:14 PM | Tags (8) | data | humanoid | launch | nasa | robots | shuttle | space | startrek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

NASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programsNASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programs

This budget provides an increase to NASA at a time when funding is scarce,' he said. 'It will enable us to accomplish inspiring exploration, science and R and D, the kinds of things the agency has been known for throughout its history.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:48 AM | Tags (11) | deep | destinations | funding | nasa | orbit | planets | programs | robots | shuttles | space | technologies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Animal cyborgs created through the cybergenic eye of Photoshop.Animal cyborgs created through the cybergenic eye of Photoshop.

Whoever created the attached thumbnail should call up Cartoon Network and see if they need a new logo for one of their shows that involves stop-animation and action figures. Ten points and a cookie to anyone who can guess which show I am obviously referring to here.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:48 AM | Tags (8) | animals | chicken | cyborgs | dog | manipulation | photoshop | robots | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

Nine inventions that prove Leonardo Da Vinci was in fact a super-villain.Nine inventions that prove Leonardo Da Vinci was in fact a super-villain.

Not only could this have been used to create some of the most intricate (and deadly) machines on the planet, but da Vinci would have known exactly what parts of the body he wanted them to attack.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:35 AM | Tags (7) | cracked | davinci | inventions | villian | army | robots |  |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 114 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Technology not quite as advanced by 2010 as some would have hoped.Technology not quite as advanced by 2010 as some would have hoped.

Nope, turns out we're not living like The Jetsons quite yet; shockingly some people aren't too happy with that. Although we still have another fifty years to go before any real complaining should go on (The Jetsons live in the year 2062 according to Wikipedia).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:45 PM | Tags (12) | 2010 | advanced | cars | flying | hopes | jetpacks | jetsons | lifestyle | reuters | robots | servants | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

A gallery of this year's most amazing scientfic images just for you.A gallery of this year's most amazing scientfic images just for you.

Have a peek at sixty-two images showcasing a myriad of scientific amazement your optic delights. Turns out that capillary networks make for some interesting photography. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:22 PM | Tags (6) | science | robots | humanoids | popsci | photography | photos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.

Covers everything from tank-bred tuna all the way up to fashion robots.  Looking for the worst inventions of 2009? There's a list for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:31 AM | Tags (11) | 2009 | clouds | environment | health | inventions | list | nasa | robots | science | time | tuna |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.

Didn't we say everything we needed to say with the last two Short Circuit movies? Must we bring Johnny 5 to this generation? That space has already been occupied by a cuter robot named WALL-E.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:11 PM | Tags (11) | dissassemble | hollywood | johnny5 | movies | nextgen | reboot | remake | robots | scifi | shortcircuit | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

A gallery of robotic dorks through the bullying eye of Photoshop.A gallery of robotic dorks through the bullying eye of Photoshop.

An interestingly-themed contest regarding the not-to-distant future of robotic losers. Plus, it's always good to start your morning with a little bit of Worth1000.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:27 AM | Tags (8) | worth1000 | photoshop | manipulation | robots | dorks | geeks | nerds | bullies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.

The automaker studied how large schools of fish can move without colliding. It says Eporo imitates three rules of fish movement: avoiding crashes, traveling side by side, and keeping close to other members of the school.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | nissan | crashes | robots | robotics | fish | study | cars | autos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

A collection of cyborg animals through the cybernetic eye of Photoshop.A collection of cyborg animals through the cybernetic eye of Photoshop.

On 2:14am EDT August 29, 1997, the electronic frog became self-aware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | worth1000 | photoshop | animals | cyborgs | robots | manipulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Robot band obsessed with online popularity.Robot band obsessed with online popularity.

Wow, just like in real life.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | robot | band | online | popularity | robots | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Robot soccer, anyone?Robot soccer, anyone?

Blurnsball may not be all that far off. Yes, that was a Futurama reference.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:37 AM | Tags (4) | competition | robotics | robots | soccer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Top ten things that sound cool when spoken by a giant robot.Top ten things that sound cool when spoken by a giant robot.

Presented by Optimus Prime.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:22 AM | Tags (6) | optimusprime | transformers | robots | letterman | topten | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 165 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Newly developed robotic rat uses robotic whiskers to seek out and identify objects.Newly developed robotic rat uses robotic whiskers to seek out and identify objects.

...[Rats] are able to accurately determine the position, shape and texture of objects using precise rhythmic sweeping movements of their whiskers, make rapid accurate decisions about objects, and then use the information to build environmental maps.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:56 PM | Tags (3) | rats | robots | whiskers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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