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MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes

MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes
In the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the idea is to create a robot that can navigate an obstacle course, using skills that could help save humans in an emergency. On the flip side, we may also be…

A Look at the Engineering of the Aluminum Can

A Look at the Engineering of the Aluminum Can
We take a lot of things for granted in our lives, but if you take a closer look at some of the everyday objects that we use, you might be amazed and marvel at the engineering…
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Pylon Appreciation Society: Aiur for Real?

Pylon Appreciation Society: Aiur for Real?
In this wide and populated world, every now and then I come across something that reminds me just how diverse people are. The Pylon Appreciation Society is one such thing. Founded by Flash Wilson Bristow in…

Engineer’s Emergency Business Card Will Do in a Pinch

Engineer’s Emergency Business Card Will Do in a Pinch
This isn’t the first circuit board business card we’ve seen, but this one is more useful than others. Its maker, Saar Drimer calls it the Engineer’s Emergency Business Card. He makes a living from making circuit…

Push Button House Unfolds into 5 Rooms in About 60 Seconds

Push Button House Unfolds into 5 Rooms in About 60 Seconds
How’d you like it if you could fold up your entire house and store it in a shipping container? Well, that’s basically what artist/architect Adam Kalkin recently did with the creation of his Push Button House.…

MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer Prints Just About Anything

MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer Prints Just About Anything
In the realm of awesome computer peripherals, I think the new MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer is probably the most epic of all. After all, it’s a peripheral for your computer that you can actually…

Ministry of Supply Apollo Shirt Uses NASA Tech and MIT Brains to Keep You Comfy

Ministry of Supply Apollo Shirt Uses NASA Tech and MIT Brains to Keep You Comfy
There’s an old saying that goes something like “it’s better to look good than to feel good,” but if the guys at Ministry of Design have their way, you’ll be able to do both, thanks to…

ALPHA: The World’s Most Innovative Bike?

ALPHA: The World’s Most Innovative Bike?
While to many people, bike tech doesn’t seem to evolve much, there are refinements every year making bikes somewhat more efficient than just a decade ago. But that doesn’t stop some people from wanting a quantum…

iMobot Robot Adapts to its Surroundings

iMobot Robot Adapts to its Surroundings
Whether walking, crawling, climbing or rolling, most robots have a single form-factor. Not so with the iMobot, a robotic platform capable of taking on different forms based on the appropriate mode of movement for traversing its…

Cornell Building Food Printer: Download Your Dinner

Cornell Building Food Printer: Download Your Dinner
In a development that no doubt has printer manufacturers drooling, scientists at the Cornell Computational Synthesis Laboratory are looking into leveraging the capabilities of 3D printing – which they call Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) – to…

First Step in Becoming a Cyborg: Bionic Feet!

First Step in Becoming a Cyborg: Bionic Feet!
The one concept of Cyberpunk that I’ve always enjoyed is bionic limbs. In that near future universe, people could have cybernetic limbs. For years, this concept was relegated to science-fiction. However, there has been progress to…

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating
Researchers at North Carolina State University have invented a machine that can keep an animal heart functional even after it has been removed from its body. Freaky. Andrew Richards, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, designed…

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo: Time Telling Magna Doodle Hack

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo: Time Telling Magna Doodle Hack
This unique electromechanical clock is like a cross between a Magna Doodle and an Etch-a-Sketch. Using a modified Magna Doodle as the basis for their display, the Clock-a-Doodle-Doo is the brainchild of a recent UCLA mechanical…
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