Posts by: Andrew J. Blanche

LEGObot 3D Printer

3D Printer Almost Entirely Made Out of Lego

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3D printers have been steadily crawling into the market and the prices have been gradually decreasing, with the least expensive 3D printer just reaching its funding goal on Kickstarter last month at an asking price of $397 USD. An engineering student, Matthew Krueger, has been eyeing the Makerbot – a...

Swarms (Source: http://goo.gl/KYrY9o)

The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

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Coordinated swarms of drones could pollinate crops, monitor traffic, and more. Last year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Grasp (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) Lab gathered a dozen or so quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), programmed them to work in concert, and set them loose on a roomful...

Robot that Mimics the Movements of Monkeys

NASA’s New Robot that Mimics the Movements of Monkeys

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From giant mechanical jellyfish and manta rays to birds, the field of robotics is quickly moving up the evolutionary chain. In response to DARPA’s Robotics Challenge, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has produced a bot that mimics the motions of monkeys. The RoboSimian has been designed for search and rescue missions, and like its living counterparts, it can swing...

Chinese Train that Never Stops

Chinese Train that Never Stops

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Stopping and accelerating again at each station will waste both energy and time. But in this brilliant new Chinese train innovation No time is wasted- get on & off the bullet train without the train stopping. The bullet train is moving all the time. A mere 5 min stop per station...

Ero Concrete Recycling Robot

Recycling Robot Of The Future “Erases” Entire Concrete Buildings

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  Demolition is a messy business—not only does the process require heavy machinery and produce clouds of dust, but it also results in giant piles of rubble that often head straight for the landfill. Omer Haciomeroglu, a student at Sweden’s Umeå Institute of Design has designed Ero – a robot that recycles concrete in an energy-efficient...

Points

Points – The Digital Street Sign Design

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Finally, the street signs have joined in! Breakfast NY have created Points, digital street signs, that look normal at first glance. The signs are complete with a post, and three signs, any of the signs can rotate 360 degrees in either direction at the push of a button and the messages...

A Car That Runs On Coke And Mentos

A Car That Runs On Coke And Mentos

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We have seen various crazy experiments all over but never seen any such a  spectacular experiment. Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz from Maine are actually two crazy scientists who made a car named Mark II which totally runs on coke and mentos. I am sure everybody would be familiar with the...

Robot

Robot Programmed To Fall In Love With a Girl Goes Too Far

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Researchers at Toshiba’s Akimu Robotic Research Institute were thrilled ten months ago when they successfully programmed Kenji, a third generation humanoid robot, to convincingly emulate certain human emotions. At the time, they even claimed that Kenji was capable of the robot equivalent of love. Now, however, they fear that his...

Intersection Design

Awesome Intersection Design To Avoid Traffic Jams

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There are no gridlocked roads in Li Xu’s world. Traffic flows smoothly and specially designed intersections keep everyone on the move. A clover-leaf-shaped interchange system designed by college student, Li Xu, has moved one step closer to being awarded a government patent. The student from Harbin Institute of Technology in...

Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse

Did You Know? The Voice Actors of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Were Actually Married in Real Life!!

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Wayne Allwine took over the voice acting for Mickey Mouse in 1977. He was only the third person to ever voice Mickey (Walt Disney himself was the first one). He voiced Mickey until he died in 2009, doing it for 32 years! Actress Russi Taylor began performing for Minnie Mouse...

Martin Laurello

Martin Laurello : Man Who Can Turn His Head 180 Degrees

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Martin Joe Laurello (May 1885 – 1955) originally Martin Emmerling, was also known  as The HumanOwl, The Man with the Revolving Head, or Bobby, The Boy with the Revolving Head because of his unique capability of revolving his head. When he had his head turned, his spine was in the shape...

Nikola Tesla

Interesting Facts and Information about The Scientist Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla was a forward-thinking Serbian-American scientist and inventor who made important contributions to physics and engineering. He is best known for his work with electricity, including the design of alternating current (AC) electricity. He also had a flair for the dramatic, creating elaborate experiments and showcasing his work with...

I am rich

There Used to Be an App in The Apple Store Called “I Am Rich”. It Sold 8 Copies and Was $999

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Eight iPhone owners have joined an elite clan: Their Apple gadget is running a program that cost nearly $1,000. When the iPhone first hit the market in June 2007, those who paid the $499 entry price — and signed the two-year AT&T contract — owned a status symbol. A year...

World’s Largest Flower - Rafflesia Arnoldii

World’s Largest Flower, Rafflesia Arnoldii

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The Rafflesia Arnoldii blossoms with all the biggest, largest and even the stinky flower in the world. In accordance with ‘Kew Royal Botanical Gardens’, this flower generated by Rafflesia arnoldii is reddish with whitish marks on its 5 flower petals; generally this flower is about three feet around as well...

Dreams

Black and White TV Generation Have Monochrome Dreams

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Do you dream in? If so, the chances are you are over 55 and were brought up watching a monochrome television set. New research suggests that the type of television you watched as a child has a profound effect on the colour of your dreams. While almost all under 25s...