A pair of soar winners from Capcom lets gamers fly like never before
By Steve MorgensternPosted 06.23.2008 at 1:55 pm 2 Comments
I recently got my first look at two very different games from Capcom that share one interesting trait –your on-screen character will fly through the air with the greatest of ease (although not getting shot and landing without killing yourself prove pretty challenging).
DarkVoid was first to catch my eye.
Wall-climbing technique now used for robots could lead to tech that allows soldiers, window washers to scale sheer surfaces, too
By Gregory MonePosted 05.23.2008 at 9:55 am 2 Comments
There are a whole range of scenarios, from security- or surveillance-related situations to natural disasters, in which it could be really useful to have a robot that can climb walls. But the idea gets so much traction because it's also just flat-out cool.
The amazing lizard uses its hairy toes to defy gravity and its dynamic tail to always land on its feet if it falls. See how scientists are using the gecko's tricks to design better robots, spacesuits and—just maybe—Spiderman gloves
By Dan SmithPosted 04.04.2008 at 6:10 pm 5 Comments
Most people's knowledge of geckos doesn't extend much beyond the Cockney-tongued lizard hawking car insurance on TV. I wont go into the implausibility of these ads, the least of which being that a gecko wouldnt have a chance to survive Britains cold climate long enough to pick up an accent. They do, however, thrive abundantly in warm, tropical climates, and in total compose nearly 15% of all reptile species on Earth. If you're fortunate enough to live in gecko country, you've probably seen them climbing and crawling over just about every surface imaginable, including the ceiling.