8bitfuture:

DIY Johnny 5 robot kit available.
The US$1,400 kit lets you create a fully functional model of the robot from the 80s movie Short Circuit.

The robot is made from Servo Erector Set aluminum brackets, custom injection molded components, and ultra-tough laser-cut Lexan structural components. The torso is fully articulated utilizing 8 x HS-645MG, 3 x HS-475HB / HS-485HB, and 3 x HS-422 servos, and our SSC-32 servo controller. By utilizing heavy duty polypropylene and rubber tracks with durable ABS molded sprockets the robot has excellent traction. It includes two 12vdc 50:1 gear head motors and the Sabertooth 2 x 5 motor controller.
The combo kit includes the powerful Lynxmotion Sequencer Program for PC. You can control the robot from a PC with the included DB9 cable, or use our DFRobot bluetooth/APC220/Xbee modules for wireless PC control. 

8bitfuture:

DIY Johnny 5 robot kit available.

The US$1,400 kit lets you create a fully functional model of the robot from the 80s movie Short Circuit.

The robot is made from Servo Erector Set aluminum brackets, custom injection molded components, and ultra-tough laser-cut Lexan structural components. The torso is fully articulated utilizing 8 x HS-645MG, 3 x HS-475HB / HS-485HB, and 3 x HS-422 servos, and our SSC-32 servo controller. By utilizing heavy duty polypropylene and rubber tracks with durable ABS molded sprockets the robot has excellent traction. It includes two 12vdc 50:1 gear head motors and the Sabertooth 2 x 5 motor controller.

The combo kit includes the powerful Lynxmotion Sequencer Program for PC. You can control the robot from a PC with the included DB9 cable, or use our DFRobot bluetooth/APC220/Xbee modules for wireless PC control. 

8bitfuture:

Video: NASA’s ‘flying saucer’ tested in the upper atmosphere.

NASA is testing a “flying saucer” designed to land on Mars and deliver large payloads to the Red Planet, and the agency has released a spectacular video of a high-altitude test conducted over Hawaii this past June. In it, the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) is brought up 180,000 feet high into earth’s atmosphere, a place where conditions are similar to those on Mars. After confirming that the vehicle could fly in these conditions, NASA then tried to slow the craft down with two new technologies — a funky, donut-shaped “Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator” and a massive supersonic parachute.

(via 8bitfuture)

thisistheverge:

Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover
futurescope:

How Nanotechnology Could Reengineer Us
from Keithly:

Nanotechnology is an important new area of research that promises significant advances in electronics, materials, biotechnology, alternative energy sources, and dozens of other applications. The graphic below illustrates, at a personal level, the potential impact on each of us. And where electrical measurement is required, Keithley instrumentation is being used in an expanding list of nanotechnology research and development settings.

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futurescope:

How Nanotechnology Could Reengineer Us

from Keithly:

Nanotechnology is an important new area of research that promises significant advances in electronics, materials, biotechnology, alternative energy sources, and dozens of other applications. The graphic below illustrates, at a personal level, the potential impact on each of us. And where electrical measurement is required, Keithley instrumentation is being used in an expanding list of nanotechnology research and development settings.

[source]

txchnologist:

Nanotech To Fight Counterfeiters

Researchers have made a new type of watermark that remains invisible until a person’s breath reveals it. Engineers envision the technology being used as labels to fight the sale of counterfeit goods. 

"One challenge in fighting counterfeiting is the need to stay ahead of the counterfeiters," said Nicholas Kotov, a University of Michigan chemical engineering professor who led the team that created the labels, in a statement. ”You can verify that you have the real product with just a breath of air.”

Learn more and see a video on the innovation below.

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The Future Of Food, Mapped Out For The Next 10 Years
ARIEL SCHWARTZ, fastcoexist.com
One meal in San Francisco provides a glimpse at the future of food—and it sure looks fancy.In June, I sat down to a dinner in San Francisco that couldn’t have taken place a decade ago.For the appetizer, the long table of guests shared bowls…

The Future Of Food, Mapped Out For The Next 10 Years
ARIEL SCHWARTZ, fastcoexist.com

One meal in San Francisco provides a glimpse at the future of food—and it sure looks fancy.

In June, I sat down to a dinner in San Francisco that couldn’t have taken place a decade ago.

For the appetizer, the long table of guests shared bowls…

(Fonte: smarterplanet)

thisistheverge:

Spaceship come home: can citizen scientists rescue an abandoned space probe?
ISEE-3 Reboot prepares to pull a 1970s solar probe into its original orbit

thisistheverge:

Spaceship come home: can citizen scientists rescue an abandoned space probe?
ISEE-3 Reboot prepares to pull a 1970s solar probe into its original orbit

instagram:

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPtransparent

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s tag was #WHPtransparent, which asked participants to take creative photos of—and through—transparent objects. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

Google offers ‘Back to the Future’ views of streets and landmarksmarketwatch.com
Google rolled out a new feature that would let users of Street View see how a street or a landmark looked in the past.Google rolled out a new fea­ture that would let users of Street View see how a street or a land­mark looked in the past.“If…

Google offers ‘Back to the Future’ views of streets and landmarks
marketwatch.com

Google rolled out a new feature that would let users of Street View see how a street or a landmark looked in the past.

Google rolled out a new fea­ture that would let users of Street View see how a street or a land­mark looked in the past.

“If…