Category Archives: tech

Snaky robot

Researchers at Stanford University developed a soft, squishy robot that “grows” like a vine and can squeeze through tight spaces. It can also lift heavy objects, which makes it potentially ideal for search-and-rescue operations. Colonoscopy anyone?

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Beer bot

Another industrial robot programmed to open and pour a hefeweizen beer. [Streamable]

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5-seater solar car

The Stellar V, a sun powered vehicle created by Solar Team Eindhoven of the university of the same name in the Netherlands, will be entering the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with its 5-seater. More info.

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RC lawn mower

The amazing remote control lawn mower or Spider Mini RC Mower is one of the greatest inventions to help a person to reduce the effort of cutting grass compared to regular mower. Shown in the video is the bank mower … Continue reading

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Musk’s Hyperloop successfully tested

The Hyperloop is one step closer to becoming a reality. If it works, the new form of transportation could mean a journey from LA to San Francisco city would take just 50 minutes.

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It’s time to save the Internet — again

Yesterday was the Net Neutrality Day of Action. Many websites placed prominent banners supporting net neutrality because once again, the Internet is in trouble. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (formerly of Verizon) is pushing through his plan to rescind Title II … Continue reading

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Google’s DeepMind AI taught itself to walk

Google’s artificial intelligence company, DeepMind, has developed an AI that has managed to learn how to walk, run, jump, and climb without any prior guidance. The result is as impressive as it is goofy.

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History of the crash test dummy

BBC documentary about the 65 year history of the most important part in crash tests, the dummies. Stand-ins for humans in tests for safer cars. [59:01] Video link.

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World’s first 3D printed metal gun

The small components needed for the 1911 series gun proves DMLS can meet tolerances and accuracy. We’re changing people’s perspective about what 3D Printing can do and showing the technology is at a place where we can do this kind … Continue reading

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Robotic surgery

This is more like remote surgery where a special doctor is needed to perform a procedure but he’s on the other side of the planet.

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The jump bot – Salto-1P

Salto is a small jumping robot from UC Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab. With the addition of aerodynamic thrusters for out-of-plane orientation control, the upgraded Salto-1P demonstrates repeated free hopping in a Vicon motion capture environment. All it needs is a … Continue reading

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Drone racing

This has become a thing. We’d never hit one of these with a shotgun.

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The Day the National Health Services stopped in the U.K.

On the morning of 12 May the attack started. Appointment systems, pathology labs, x-rays and even CT scanners were infected – putting not just data but patients lives at risk, and on every screen a simple – some may even … Continue reading

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The Seaboard Block

Musical interlude for Thursday Make music your super-power with the most compact, portable and affordable Seaboard ever made. Reminds us of…

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About the Petya ransomeware

Hopefully, my explanation of how it spreads/works is accurate, but everything with it is pretty new. Further info is in the video description links.

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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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