Published on 2012-01-11 04:17:41
Markus Fischer and Festo have built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings.
Published on 2012-01-09 04:29:33
What a ship….no wonder ‘Made in China ‘ is displacing North American made goods big time. This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days. This is one of three ships presently in service, with another two ships commissioned to be completed in 2012. These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get all... Read the rest of "Massive Chinese Maersk Line Container Ship"
Published on 2011-12-07 08:16:55
In late November, NASA’s Curiosity, the world’s biggest extraterrestrial rover, began rocketing toward Mars (see photos of the launch here) in search of any hint that the red planet might have provided a home for microscopic life. The Curiosity will eventually reach Mars in August after covering 345 million miles. Earlier this year, an artist... Read the rest of "Mars Curiosity Rover Animated Preview"
Published on 2011-12-05 07:34:50
Controlled by a central software “foreman”, multiple flying robots lift and move bricks into place, ensuring they keep out of the way of their other robotic work mates. Each brick in this video weighs 500 grams. Think of the unusual buildings that could be built in such an efficient manner.
Published on 2011-11-02 08:03:44
PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot developed by Boston Dynamics used for testing specialised clothing of the US Army. PETMAN balances itself as it walks, squats and does simple calisthenics. PETMAN simulates human physiology by imitating temperature, humidity and sweating inside the clothing to provide realistic test conditions. PETMAN development is lead by Boston Dynamics working... Read the rest of "US Army has a new robotic clothing tester"
Published on 2011-10-20 07:28:43
Published on 2011-10-14 09:00:33
This suspension systems separate the vessel’s hulls from the deck and superstructure via a ‘passive reactive’ hydraulic suspension system. The hulls react and conform to the ocean surface leaving the deck and superstructure with improved stability. The Nauti-Craft system decouples roll, pitch, warp and heave inputs to maintain a level attitude which provides improved safety... Read the rest of "Hydraulic Suspension for Boats"
Published on 2011-10-14 08:38:12
The European Extremely Large Telescope – the world’s largest The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will be a ground-based optical/infra-red telescope with a 42m diameter mirror larger than all the current ground-based telescopes combined. This huge mirror will be built from 984 hexagonal segments. It will use Adaptive Optics to compensate for blurring of images... Read the rest of "Detecting Earth-like planets to get easier."
Published on 2011-10-02 23:46:01
Discover what the Hubble Telescope discovered when focusing on a patch of empty space for 10 days.
Published on 2011-09-30 13:31:02
With slight feelings of horror, sympathy, and quite a deal of admiration I have seen DARPA’s robotic dogs, to be used in various military roles. Little Dog Robot Big Dog Robot Alpha Dog Robot