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6 Posts authored by: Cabe Atwell
(Image credit: University of Bristol via YouTube)   As strange as it may sound (literally), we could one day float in midair with the help of sound waves. A little technique known as sonic levitation. Engineers from the University of Bristol have created a new acoustic trap that produces two vortex-shaped sound waves to trap (levitate) objects more massive than the wavelengths themselves.   According to the engineers, “This discovery opens the door to the manipulation of drug c ...
The research team at MIT are using oxide materials, like those found in rechargeable batteries, to create actuators that bend and perform in high heat. This actuator shouldn’t cave in under pressure (Photo via MIT)   It’s not exactly easy to carry out maintenance tasks inside a nuclear plant. Equipment doesn’t always hold up and breaks under pressure. The Tokyo Electric Power Co. learned this the hard way when they sent in a robot inside Fukushima’s nuclear reactor, ...
The Department of Transportation has released guidelines concerning the safety of automated vehicles. Olli, a 3D printed self-driving trolley pictured above, made its debut at the International Manufacturing Show this September in Chicago. (via amtonline)   As with much new technology there are flaws, which must be addressed before the product is mass marketed. After the self-driving car made by Tesla fatally crashed this past May, it was clear that we were a ways away from seeing roads s ...
Comma One is part of George Hotz's startup Comma.ai and only works with a small number of cars. Comma One works with its camera and your car's radar (Image via Comma.ai)   Like 3D Printing and VR/AR... the autonomous, self-driving, car is the new hot thing to get in on. One company did just that. Is there room for more?   With new automated features like self-parking and self-start up being introduced to cars every year, it's only a matter of time before they start driving themselves ...
  Gangnam Style by PSY took over silicon valley. Inspiring, exciting, and devouring the time of those at the forefront of technology. In fact the valley company "Viki" has taken it upon themselves to translate the video into 17 languages (part of what their company already does in town). A month ago it took over the offices of every one of my engineering associates. I'll admit, I've played it more than once.   Sometime music drive us to create. Maybe it will for you too.     ...
I am creating a development blog following the dicussion here: Let's Design 2 : The LED shake light The idea is to showcase the process of collaboration and design in an easy to follow series. From the original post: I want to make a  device that, when it is shook, it will turn on a LED. Shook again, and  it turns off the LED. I would like to add other features, like varying  light patterns, but let's address the base issue of turning on one  light.   The req ...