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A Thinking Cap That Boosts Your Brainpower
The Parts A) 9-volt battery: Generates a weak 1.5-milliampere current B) Regulator: Allows researchers to control the electrical juice C) … Continued
A Pacemaker Powered By Heartbeats
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A Waterwheel That Picks Up Floating Trash
Down, dirty, and wet
A Bird Backpack That Can Track Migrations
Something new for the carrier pigeon to carry around.
Rough Sketch: “We Made a Robot That Moves Like a Person”
Theresa Klein talks about Achilles, the first machine to move in a biologically accurate way.
Computer Learns to Recognize Badly Drawn Animals
Software can parse real images or skillful art, but Pictionary-like scribbles -- the way most of us draw -- are harder to understand.
Rough Sketch: “This Squishy Arm is Cheap–Good For Search and Rescue”
Our 14-inch-long robotic elephant trunk has five segments, each made of a silicone membrane with an embedded metal spring that … Continued
Rough Sketch: The Camera That Takes Photos 100 Times Bigger Than the Average Point-and-Shoot
“Our Aware-2 camera combines 98 small cameras with a spherical lens to take black-and-white gigapixel photographs. It set the record … Continued
Rough Sketch: Self-Guided Bullet
“Our .50-caliber bullet can guide itself to a hit half a mile away”
Rough Sketch: “I Build Flying Robots”
If you want a robot to maneuver aggressively, it has to be small. As you scale things down, the “moment … Continued