Sunday, 20 September 2015

Neodymium magnet and coils drive this wonderful little beast

Neodymium magnet and coils drive this wonderful little  beast

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The Self-Folding Origami Robot.

This miniature origami robot can walk, climb, dig, carry, swim and dissolve into nothing, and it's only the first step. Just wait for the nanobots that will clear clogged arteries.

So what can we do with super tiny self-folding robots? Researchers hope to develop even smaller autonomous robots with additional sensors that can dissolve in water. Such tiny devices could have a variety of medical uses when introduced inside of a human body, maybe zapping cancer cells or cleaning clogged arteries.

It sounds a bit scary having nanobots fixing your body, hopefully they could never take over your body or go haywire like in some sci-fi movie. LOL!

Check out the video below to see this miniature origami robot in action...

More info: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/06/mit-origami-robot

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CluQiwLRg

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100-Year-Old Footage of Legendary Artists Monet, Renoir, Rodin, and Degas Working and Walking Near Their Studios

Three clips from 1915 and one from 1919 show legendary artists within their celebrated environments—Claude Monet creating work in his garden at Giverny, Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting at home, Auguste Rodin sculpting in his studio, and Edgar Degas taking a leisurely stroll through the streets of Paris. Each of the silent short films showcases the artists instead of the work we have come to associate them with, cameras focusing on the men rather than canvas or sculpture. The cinematic choice is an interesting one, giving us a peak at the techniques and facial expressions of the artist instead of any expression made within the work. (via Neatorama)

 
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Could We Terraform the Sun?

In the list of crazy hypothetical ideas, terraforming the Sun has to be one of the top 10.

The post Could We Terraform the Sun? has been published on Technology Org.

 
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Galileo seen in space

This image was captured by Marco Langbroek, Leiden, The Netherlands, on 11 September 2015. It shows the Fregat

The post Galileo seen in space has been published on Technology Org.

 
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