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The Challenger Glider Mission underwater-unmanned vehicle render (via rutgers) It’s no secret that the world’s oceans play a big part in our planets weather. The sun heats the oceans surface, giving air pressure the energy it needs to produce storms and other weather patterns around the globe. Even though 70% of the Earth is covered in water and we can accurately predict what the weather will be for any given day, we still can’t get an accurate picture of our climate over lo ...
OPA chip, changes the timing of light waves to "bend" light (via Caltech) Have you ever seen what happens when Tony Stark answers the phone? In Iron Man, it seemed like every call he received turned into a 3D video conference that came to life through his screen. Well, researchers at Caltech have said ‘wait no more.’ The engineering team has devised a microchip that can actually turn a cellphone into a projector.   While the new microchip doesn’t exactly enable the ...
Pyramid structure defenseless again sensors? (via Duke) If you’ve ever watched Harry Potter and thought “wow, I want an invisibility cloak,” don’t fret – technology is finally catching up to ancient wizard magic. Engineers at Duke recently unveiled the world’s first sonar cloaking device.   The study was led by Steven Cummer and his team of engineers and was featured in a recent online issue of Nature Materials. While this cloaking device won’t ...
hi guys i'm khaled khnissi and i'am studying mechatronics engineering i want to create a schematic pcb to controle 3 DC motors of my robot and i use stm32f4 can you help me pleas ...
Another robotic mimic of nature's mechanics. (via MIT) A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland recently unveiled a robotic, low-energy digging anchor, called RoboClam, that may offer an alternative to contemporary digging devices.   The device was inspired by the Atlantic razor clam, a narrow-shelled clam that looks like a closed straight razor and is known for its digging abilities. In fact, the Atlantic razor clam is one o ...
Soft 3D printed robotic fish will swim and collect data. (via MIT) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently revealed its autonomous soft robot – the fish, which is intended to eventually follow around schools of fish to collect data about the underwater world. (Not related to this fish, also used for study)   The fish was built by MIT graduate student Andrew Marchese, who used 3D printing technology to create the robot mold and silicone rubber body. Marchese claims the ...
Solid Art Labs’ King’s Assembly peripherals. (via kickstarter) The debate is centuries old, ok maybe not that old but the rivalry between keyboard and mouse users and those that prefer handheld controllers when gaming has been raging for over two decades to say the least. Which one gives the greatest edge over their opponents? Which has the least input lag and (more importantly) which are more comfortable to use during long gaming sessions? These are just some of the few debate to ...
Screenshots from Kohctpyktop... If you played this at work, it almost looks like a project. (via Zachtronics) Ah, the Cold War. At no other time in history has humankind made such great strides in developing superior technology in an effort to go MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction)! Four years after the US dropped Little Boy and Fat Man on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the USSR detonated its first atomic bomb (the RDS-1) and the Nuclear Arms race began. During this time, integrated circuits were b ...
TERMES, the termite inspired worker bot (via Harvard) Harvard computer scientists and engineers from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and its Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently announced the development of a new technology – robots that can design basic structures independently.   The four-year project, called TERMES, is a collective system of robots that can build structures without supervision or instruction by worki ...
Sunsprite, tracks how much sun you are getting... let's you know to get out of  the depressing cubical (via Harvard & Indiegogo)   Time to get out of the cube and get some sun!   In a country where it seems seasonal affective disorder (SAD) depression is on the rise and the winter season may never end, Harvard University researchers are on a quest to help people help fight depression with the first ever solar-powered personal sun-exposure tracker.   The device, develo ...
Where all our magnets are going! Hope they are recycling harddrives for them. MOSS DIY kit car (via Modular Robotics) If you grew up watching the Jetsons or remember seeing Warner Bros.’ Artificial Intelligence, it seems like it’s only a matter of time until robots begin taking over our world. But rather than a vision of a distant future, recent developments in the world of robotics makes a world of human and robot co-inhabitance only a handful of years away.   At this year& ...
I'm new to the Industrial Automation World (I was recently hired as marketing manager of industrial electronics at Newark Element14, but my background is in manufacturing/marketing) so I asked the Linked In Automation & Control Engineering group to suggest some blogs/bloggers that would help give me a crash course in IAC.  So...here’s a  list of the Best Blogs and Bloggers for Industrial Automation and Control (as compiled from suggestions from the Linked In Group: Automation ...
An ear, now the device install, and the actual chip created. Now if only the battery can be internal too... (via MIT) Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Microsystems Technology Laboratory, in collaboration with physicians from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School, recently announced the development of a wireless, energy-efficient, signal-processing chip that could lead to the development of a cochlear implant without external hardware.   Cochl ...
Dennis Aabo Sorensen using the Lifehand 2 (via EPFL) Researchers in the United Kingdom recently successfully conducted a clinical study with a prosthetic hand that allowed one amputee from Denmark to have a sense of touch for the first time in nine years.   Dennis Aabo Sorensen lost his left hand nine years ago during a fireworks accident. The Danish man, however, recently became the first amputee in the world to be able to experience the sensation of touch with a prosthetic apparatu ...

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