The first robot, Foundation Robot, shuffles around the footprint of the building on caterpillar-style tracks, following a pre-defined route and using a sensor to steer itself around the shape. Like your standard 3D printer, it squirts out building material, which is made up of 50 percent marble powder and 50 percent polymer for a lightweight but strong substance, in layers.
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.
Robert Wood, a National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer and award-winning engineer, is invented a Robotic Bees. This Robotic Bees is very small and fly like a honey bee.
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
See successful flight of a human-powered helicopter
A human-powered helicopter (HPH) is a helicopter powered solely by one or more persons carried on board. As in other human-powered aircraft, the power is usually generated by pedalling. It remains a considerable engineering challenge to obtain both the power-to-weight ratio and rotor efficiency required to sustain a helicopter in flight.
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