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Human Body Parts Now Being Used To Transmit Broadband Data

If tubes, wires and air data isn’t enough to wrap your fleshy human mass around, Researchers at Korea University in Seoul havesuccessfullyaccomplished something that might change the world, but probably won’t. They’ve successfully transmitted broadband data through a human arm at speeds up to 10 mb/s. The data is transferred using two electrodes placed on their skin 30 centimetres apart, ...

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Google Android Netbooks Hit China

Looking to get your hands on a netbook with some official Android goodness? While the US manufacturers haven’t caught on yet, China’s Skytone certainly has and would love to offer you the Alpha-680 netbook for about $100. It comes in white, black, yellow, pink and red. 3G, Ethernet, Wifi and USB ports are all included to get you connected and ...

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Hand-Grip Charger For The Diesel Tech Geeks

Being stranded at the gym without a charger can be a problem when you’re without one of these hand-grip chargers. An ideal solution for scrawny forearms and drained iPods, the hand-grip charger makes finding AC outlets a moot task. It’s a great stress reliever, too! Squeeze the handle and it charges the device attached to it. Sounds simple enough, right? ...

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Megaman Costume With Light-up Megabuster

You’re running out of time to come up with an original costume idea for Halloween. Luckily, Kevin at the Craineum’s blog is making a Megaman costume for his son and he’s letting everyone know how it’s done. He’s written up detailed instructions on making your own, for your own kid. Don’t got a kid? You’re not squeezing your ass into ...

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Vault Boy’s Bloody Mess

Check out this cool tattoo based on the Fallout 3 perk called Bloody Mess. Kotaku reader David Lo has high hopes for the upcoming post-apocalyptic RPG. So high that he decided to permanently ink the game’s mascot, Vault Boy, on to his arm. Fallout 1 and 2 are classics, but Fallout 3 – that remains to be seen. Here’s to ...

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Arduino Lilypad: Oversized Robotic Arm Directs Plants To Window

Your house plants are withering. You have two options: put them out in the sun or build a gigantic robotic arm that takes up half of your living space. Lively plants at the cost of sleeping in the bathtub doesn’t sound too bad either. The Bartlett School of Architecture showcased their Experiments in Time exhibit, which included this steel monstrosity ...

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Dean Kamen’s “Luke” Arms

The Luke Arm is the world’s first real, fully-functional prosthetic arm. The video shows Dean Kamen and the progress his team has made with the prosthesis as they work with the arm in either a remote-controlled or thought-controlled method. The Luke Arm’s silicone-rubber inner-side straps work with the arm and distribute pressure at certain areas of the body during use. ...

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Monkey Controls Robotic Arm With Brain Sensor

Scientists have rigged up two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains. Through a new process, they’ve learned to control a mechanical arm with only their thoughts. Singularity of mammal and machine is nothing new, though this specific study could pave the way for more human-based experiments. “This study really pulls together all the pieces from earlier work and provides ...

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