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.
IllumiRoom can saturate room colors, making them appear black and white, or highlight the edges of a room. A radial wobble feature makes a room feel like it’s responding to a game by popping and moving as the game is played.
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.
While Linux is running our phones, friend requests, tweets, financial trades, ATMs and more, most of us don’t know how it’s actually built. This short video takes you inside the process by which the largest collaborative development project in the history of computing is organized.
Picture an assembly line not that isn’t made up of robotic arms spewing sparks to weld heavy steel, but a warehouse of plastic-spraying printers producing light, cheap and highly efficient automobiles.
If Jim Kor’s dream is realized, that’s exactly how the next generation of urban runabouts will be produced. His creation is called the Urbee 2 and it could revolutionize parts manufacturing while creating a cottage industry of small-batch automakers intent on challenging the status quo.
Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott.