Amazing MIT Robotic Cheetah
MIT Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory members pose with the MIT cheetah robot in Killian Court (Learn more: http://bit.ly/1CZToFe) Now MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah — a sleek, four-legged assemblage of gears, batteries, and electric motors that weighs about as much as its feline counterpart. The team recently took the robot for a test run on MIT’s Killian Court, where it bounded across the grass at a steady clip.
The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could enable long-distance space travel.
Pedal powered vehicle: filters and stores water
The Aquaduct is pedal powered vehicle that transports, filters, and stores water for the developing world. A peristaltic pump attached to the pedal crank draws water from a large tank, through a filter, to a smaller clean tank.
Two Australians have invented something similar to an automated pool cleaner -- but for marinas, harbours, ports and even inland waters like rivers and lakes -- that sucks up garbage, while filtering out the water. They're calling it the Seabin, and it recently was successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo. Check out how it works:
3D printing: Amazing Innovation inspired by Terminator 2
Joseph DeSimone and the other University of North Carolina scientists who describe the technology in a new paper published today in Science call it "continuous liquid interface production."This new 3D printing technology by Carbon 3d looks like science fiction. But it's entirely real. Carbon3D has invented a new way of 3-D printing using liquid resins that harden on contact with UV light. This process is 25-100 times faster than current methods and stronger since the object is one solid shape instead of composite layers.
Watch Google delivery drone video, Australian farmers receive an airdrop of a first aid kit and other items, from a drone that's part of the company's new Project Wing. Google's advanced-research lab said it is developing a system of drones to deliver goods with its Project Wing prototype