The Harvard fly is not the first tiny flying robot, but it may be the tiniest. A team at KMel Robotics has built drones that are about six inches across, have rotors instead of wings, and can fly autonomously in swarms. Aerovironment’s Nano Hummingbird has flapping wings, as its name suggests, that span just 6.5 inches.
You would think that if a helicopter lost all power that it would crash to the ground. But no there is a maneuver that helicopter pilots use called auto rotation that allows the pilot to safely land on the ground with out power.
Cartoonist John Atkinson gently reminds us the seeds of today’s most popular social networks existed well before the internet…
Tired of the weather person being wrong all the time? Well this weather tool never fails.
The odd looking fruit is a major source of food in Micronesia, especially in the atolls. The tree’s leaves are often used as flavoring for sweet dishes, and are also said to have medicinal properties,the oil to cure headaches and the flowers to cure constipation.
Samsung demonstrated their new OLED Flexible Display technology in a CES keynote last week. The new plastic OLED screens can be bent backwards or forwards without ever losing HD image quality. Samsung is using this technology in their new Youm Smartphone and tablet line.