News tagged with washing machine

Hackers could make smart homes stupid—or worse

Imagine the smart home of the future. Thanks to a central controller and wi-fi, not only does the thermostat power up and warm or cool the house as you are heading home. Smart light bulbs come on low at dusk ...

Jan 07, 2015
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Minecraft iOS app takes models to new places

(Phys.org)—Hold on, is that a pirate ship in your office? An airplane flying over your washing machine? A robot guarding the doorway? Minecraft, a runaway hit with game players, even topping Call of Duty: ...

Nov 26, 2012 report
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Japan Nobel laureate gets washing machine as gift

Japan's Shinya Yamanaka may have won $1.2 million along with British researcher John Gurdon when the two were awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine earlier this month, but now he is also getting a new washing machine.

Oct 19, 2012
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Student uses pedal power to create novel machine

An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents.

May 28, 2010
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