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2017
The Karlovy Lazne Music Club in Prague employed a repurposed KUKA Automotive Industrial robot as a DJ. (Image credit: KUKA)   They were designed and created for industrial automation, a tool to advance the human race to an elevated status beyond menial labor and usher in an era of precision manufacturing. Of course, when they outlive their usefulness, they go on to be DJs in posh Prague nightclubs laying down fresh beats with a unique techno twist, well at least one of them does. In a recen ...
Engineers embedded specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a plant to induce dim light. (Image credit: MIT)   MIT engineers have successfully embedded unique nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant to induce a dim light that lasted for four hours and hopes their new development may one day lead to environment-friendly public lighting sometime in the future. While glowing plants already exist in nature as bioluminescent algae, harnessing that glow is a challenging, almost i ...