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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Testing the Mint Floor-Cleaning Robot

Written on October 30, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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When the Roomba began stumbling over carpets everywhere in 2002, mankind’s dual fascination with robots and avoiding housework finally coalesced. But the Mint tweaked its original concept, gaining nods from all hardwood, tile or linoleum floors with few area rugs.

Roomba began in 2002, combining mankind’s fascination with robots and abhorrence to housework. But its original concept was tweaked by Mint’s automatic floor cleaner. It replaces the suction with wet/dry Swiffer cloth, in addition to a remotely synced GPS-like movement guide. The Mint is smaller, and it’s a square machine that sweeps and mops the floor. Its locomotion is guided by another sensor placed somewhere in the room that needs cleaning. It cleans in a zig-zag pattern, and returns to its starting point after making sure that everything is spic and span. It can sweep and mop, depending on the Swiffer cloth that is attached to it.

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