Much like Gizmodo editors deleting a grammatical error in one of their posts, Emory University scientists have "deleted" a gene in mice that activates a mysterious region of their brains and transforms them into little furry works of genius.
Miniature humanoid robots are getting more impressive by the day: this video shows the Darmstadt Dribblers team in action in the recent 2008 Robocup. And if you notice, they're really playing like proper autonomous soccer teams. It's the first year that three-on-three playing action has happened, and thus required…
A video surveillance program, similar to the one that has proven to be so "effective" in London, is coming to Chicago with the help of Big
Blue, IBM. The cameras, which will reportedly cost less than current city-wide surveillance methods, will also be linked to intelligent software.
Another way to be the most efficient alcoholic is ensuring that your glass is never empty, and this invention from students and a professor at the University of Munich can do so. The intelligent coaster includes a gravity and weight sensor. It can be calibrated to an empty glass before any drinking is done. Once an…