Sampling robot lets clinicians keep their distance from patients

Even if they're wearing face masks, healthcare workers can still be quite leery of getting up close and personal with patients who may have COVID-19. That's where a new robotic system comes in, as it lets clinicians take samples at a distance.

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Graceful robotic swifts take flight in latest Festo demo

Festo has good form for pushing the envelope in robot development, previously showing off bio-inspired bot versions of ants, a kangaroo, flying penguins and more. Now the firm has revealed the latest developments, including aerobatic BionicSwifts.

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Cinera Edge personal cinema straps a 5K OLED display to your face

The Cinera Edge is a light personal cinema headset that packs a 5K(ish)-resolution display and Dolby Surround Sound. It uses two OLED displays measuring just 0.83 inches with 2560 x 1440 pixels each, creating the equivalent of almost an IMAX screen.

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Technics spins out first noise-canceling true wireless earphones

Last month, Panasonic marked the 55th anniversary of its Technics brand with the launch of a special edition turntable. Now the brand has entered new territory with the first Technics true wireless earphones, featuring active noise cancellation.

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Air-powered robotic jellyfish outpaces its real-life rivals

The uniquely efficient movement of jellyfish has made them a popular model of study for robotics researchers, and scientists are now showing off a new machine inspired by these creatures that uses air channels to swim at great speeds.

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Lenovo packs latest ThinkCentre mini-PC with Ryzen PRO power

Small form factor desktop computers are great if you're short on space, but you don't necessarily need to sacrifice performance. Such is the case with Lenovo's smallest ThinkCentre PC, which has been equipped with AMD Ryzen PRO processing.

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All 33 finalists from this year’s Sony Alpha Awards photo competition

The 2020 Sony Alpha Awards photo contest has announced 33 final images from this year's thousands of entries across 11 different categories, from astrophotography to weddings, creative to editorial, with every image taken on a Sony camera.

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Quantum entanglement demonstrated on tiny CubeSat in orbit

Researchers have demonstrated quantum entanglement on a small satellite orbiting Earth. The team developed a miniaturized device that produces pairs of photons that are inextricably linked, which could help launch a fast and secure quantum internet.

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Japan’s Fugaku surpasses Summit as world’s most powerful supercomputer

The world’s most powerful supercomputer has just fired up. A newcomer named Fugaku has nabbed the number one spot in the Top500 list of supercomputers, surpassing Summit, the reigning champion of the past few years.

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