Tag: science

Jun 5, 2015

The Google Team that Wants to Make Your Hand a Self-Contained Interface Control Using Radar

The Google Team that Wants to Make Your Hand a Self-Contained Interface Control Using Radar

Google’s Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects. The team adds: “Our hands are fast and precise instruments, but so far,…

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Jun 1, 2015

This Tiny Self-Folding Origami Robot can Walk, Swim and Degrade

This Tiny Self-Folding Origami Robot can Walk, Swim and Degrade

A miniature robotic device that can fold-up on the spot, accomplish tasks and disappear by degradation into the environment promises a range of medical applications.

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Jun 1, 2015

Autonomous MIT Cheetah Robot Lands First-Ever Running Jump

Autonomous MIT Cheetah Robot Lands First-Ever Running Jump

In a leap for robotic development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs β€” making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.

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May 26, 2015

Video Explains the Best Time(s) to Drink Coffee

Video Explains the Best Time(s) to Drink Coffee

Coffee, caffeine and circadian rhythms; oh my!

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May 22, 2015

Lighting Candle Smoke in Super Slow Motion

Lighting Candle Smoke in Super Slow Motion

If you’ve ever relit a candle by igniting the smoke, this is what it looks like in super slow motion. Oh yeah, and a brief explanation why πŸ™‚

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May 11, 2015

Doctor Uses Robot to Stitch a Grape Back Together

Doctor Uses Robot to Stitch a Grape Back Together

Watch a doctor use the da Vinci Surgical System to stitch a grape back together. The robotic technology is designed to help surgeons perform delicate, minimally invasive surgeries.

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May 1, 2015

You Can’t Ride This Backwards Bicycle

You Can't Ride This Backwards Bicycle

How learning to ride a backwards bicycle teaches us about knowledge, understanding, bias and neuralplasticity.

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Apr 29, 2015

How To Control Someone Else’s Arm With Your Brain

How To Control Someone Else's Arm With Your Brain

Neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow, Greg Gage, is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, Gage uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It’s not a parlor trick; it actually works. You have to see…

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Apr 24, 2015

Fire vs Water

Fire vs Water

It’s a giant water cannon versus a giant flame thrower, need I say more?

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Apr 15, 2015

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Can

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Can

Watch Bill ‘the engineer guy‘ detail the engineering choices underlying the design of the common beverage can. Bill explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near its lid, show close-ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on and details the complex…

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