Squishy robots. In the movie “Terminator 2,” the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed.
Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states, could allow even low-cost robots to perform the same feat. The material — developed by Anette Hosoi, a professor of mechanical engineering and applied mathematics at MIT, and her former graduate student Nadia Cheng, alongside researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and Stony Brook University — could be used to build deformable surgical robots. The robots could move through the body to reach a particular point without damaging any of the organs or vessels along the way. Follow that octopus.
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A Mix of Mind Reading Devices. The OpenEEG project The most affordable do it yourself mind reader. This open project made by hobbyists for hobbyists toots an impressive array of configurations to suit the needs of just about anyone wanting to explore the brain on the cheap. Emotiv BCI 2008. The impressive thing about Emotiv’s interactive EEG gaming cap is that it apparently works, recognizing facial expression and allowing movement of items in a 3d environment. Project Ara. Portable SMT Lab for Hacker On The Go. High-tech materials purify water with sunlight. Note to journalists: Please report that this research was presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society.
DALLAS, March 16, 2014 — Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water. Scientists combined several high-tech components to make an easy-to-use water purifier that could work with the world’s most basic form of energy, sunlight, in a boon for water purification in rural areas or developing countries. The Ripper: A Different Kind of CNC Machine. Solar Panel Setup around $100. My objective was to be able to charge and use, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices that use less than 100 watts.
Also I wanted to have the power ready and available day or night. The parts I used are: $39 Solar Cells Untabbed 0.5 volt 2.8 amp 1.4 watt $11 CMP12 10 amp Charge Controller $22 Chrome Battery SLA 10.5 Amp $5 Old Picture Frame to encase the solar Cells $8 Wood to build the frame to hold the panel $4 Wood to build the Charge Station $4 12 Volt Socket $1 9 volt Battery To power the LCD voltmeter $5 LCD Voltmeter.
Wyager/MicroMechBoard. Angling to develop for Google Glass? Google gives some insight. If you’re looking for a taste of what it will be like to develop for Google Glass, the company posted a video demonstrating the hardware and a little bit of the API on Thursday.
Timothy Jordan, a senior developer advocate at Google, gave a talk at SXSW in early March that lasted just shy of an hour and gave a look into the platform. Google Glass bears more similarity to the Web than the Android mobile operating system, so developing for it is simpler than creating an Android application. ER doctors use Google Glass and QR codes to identify patients. A tech-savvy hospital in Boston developed a custom information-retrieval system for Google Glass, which lets ER doctors scan a QR code on the wall of each room to call up information about patients.
Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, described the system today in his blog (a cached version is here as the original post seems to have been shortened significantly): In the Emergency Department, we’ve developed a prototype of a new information system using Google Glass, a high tech pair of glasses that includes a video camera, video screen, speaker, microphone, touch pad, and motion sensor.Here’s how it works.When a clinician walks into an emergency department room, he or she looks at [a] bar code (a QR or Quick Response code) placed on the wall. Google Glass immediately recognizes the room and then the ED Dashboard sends information about the patient in that room to the glasses, appearing in the clinician’s field of vision. Dr. What is it like to hear color? It's truly amazing what technology can do these days.
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Our workshops and activities allow youth to create something with purpose, driven by their own vision and also empower teachers to be makers. We are hosting Train the Trainer Symposiums wherein the educators can learn how to run and modify activities by doing them. Toy Hacking at Maker Kids: Wednesday, Feb 12th from 8pm to 10pm (Download the module here and the materials here) Arduino Rovers at Maker Kids: Wednesday, Feb 19th from 8pm to 10pm (Download the module here and the materials here) Yet Another DIY Camera Slider. 3D Printed Netduino Remote Controlled Car. Body of a Trinket, Soul of a Digispark. Surplus d'inventaire - Accès Électronique. Home. Surplus-electronique. Apex Electronics. Introducing Trinket.
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In this world, objects (information) are written, read and deleted but never modified. Increasingly, systems and data centers are designed for capacity rather than performance. High-altitude balloon. High-altitude balloons are unmanned balloons, usually filled with helium or hydrogen, that are released into the stratosphere, generally attaining between 60,000 to 120,000 feet (11 to 23 mi; 18 to 37 km).
Could a Balloon Fly in Outer Space? Here’s the sort of crazy idea that animates our office conversation at Scientific American. Home - ASGARD: Scientific balloons for space education. Soon, Rich People Will Be Ballooning Through the Stratosphere. A new “space tourism” company by the name of World View has announced plans to whisk away wealthy patrons by offering exclusive balloon tours of the stratosphere that can begin as early as sometime in 2015. A specially designed capsule will allow enough room for six passengers and two crew members as well as a complimentary bar.
Move over Google Glass, here comes $300 competition from France. How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence? - Computerphile. These Self-Assembling Blocks Will Make Real-Life Transformers Possible. The M-Blocks, created by John Romanishin at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, are self-assembling robots that move themselves around like magnetic Mexican jumping beans. Someday, your Ikea furniture might assemble itself.
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