Category Archives: tech

Climeworks

Climeworks is capturing CO2 from air with the world’s first commercial carbon removal technology. Our direct air capture plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere to supply to customers and to unlock a negative emissions future. We built and operate the … Continue reading

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Industrial robots – fave

Superior motion control is the hallmark of all ABB industrial robots. In the first FANTA Can Challenge we set a test that none of our competitors could come close to. Now with the Level II challenge we have “raised the … Continue reading

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Robot Sumo

Another competition in Japan where one small bot tries to push its opponent out of the ring. Bouts last only a few seconds. [5:55]

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Robot Wars: Splinter vs. Hypno-Disc

Oh, the humanity robotity!

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Microsoft Surface laptop teardown

We’ve taken apart a lot of Microsoft Surface devices, and historically they haven’t done very well on our repairability meter. The highest score we’ve seen is the Surface Studio’s 5 out of 10.

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Multiple Kill Vehicles – fave

Lockheed Martin’s Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV-L) Same, but older prototype

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The birth and the fall of the arcade industry

Wide eyes staring at a CRT screen, tons of quarters inserted into video game machine slots and tens of thousands of buttons pushed. The way it was back in the early ’80s. [22:44] Video link.

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If Google was a guy – part 2

Google answers more of your sort-of questions. Part 1 Part 5

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Hawk-Eye line calling

Football has the yellow and blue line tech. Tennis has Hawk-Eye.

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Mechanical computer

Watched this video three times. Still don’t know how it works. Maybe the Japanese Pachinko guys know.

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Waterless toilet

In developing countries, access to public utilities like running water and sewer systems are often not available. The lack of those resources leads to unsanitary conditions that can put people’s lives at risk. Researchers at Cranfield University hope to put … Continue reading

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$25M broadcast truck

Inside the brains of any sports event. It better have good ventilation in there.

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Huge waste bin

Garbage can in London looks bigger on the inside than on the outside, kinda like the Tardis. But not quite.

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Outdoor valet parking robot

Stan, the parking valet bot, will treat your car with the utmost care. Its driverless platform gently picks up, moves and stores all vehicles. Clever, but I doubt it will catch on. Fees to park your car would be outrageous. … Continue reading

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Facebook: Cracking the Code

Facebook is an enormously powerful corporation, harnessing both the self-disclosed and gleaned personal data of almost 2 billion people. Its user-base is larger than the population of any country. The company is all pervasive online, tracking and profiling users and … Continue reading

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DJI Spark

Meet Spark, DJI’s first ever mini drone. Signature technologies, new gesture control, and unbelievable portability make your aerials more fun and intuitive than ever before. With five different colors, there’s a Spark for everyone. Read about it, price and availability. … Continue reading

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