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Robots: Interdisciplinary Teams

Per Sjöborg speaks to Giulio Sandini from the Italian institute of technology about how a start in computer vision lead to robotics. They also talk about the importance of interdisciplinary work in robotics and how diverse teams can learn from each other.

Bulldogs Are Inexplicably Overrated. Why Not Adopt a Welsh Springer Spaniel?

Excerpted from Knowledge Is Beautiful: Impossible Ideas, Invisible Patterns, Hidden Connections—Visualized by David McCandless, out now from Harper Design. Excerpted from Knowledge Is Beautiful: Impossible Ideas, Invisible Patterns, Hidden Connections—Visualized by David McCandless, out now from Harper Design.

Aero Precision Launches Gen 2 AR Lower Receivers

Aero Precision has launched their second generation of AR lower receivers. Aero still starts from 7076 forgings, but has taken the time to add features many shooters would enjoy. Specifically, the magazine well has been flared, the selector...Show More Summary

Ballistic Gel Test of A .577/.450 Martini-Henry

The caliber wars have raged for as long as there have been calibers. At the end of last year, we looked at an article from 1891 deriding as useless small caliber rounds – that is, .30 caliber rounds – versus their larger.45 caliber counterparts. Show More Summary

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of March 2015?

Once spring has tentatively sprung in the northern half of the world, spring break must inevitably follow. So many of...

Women's World Championship Quarterfinals Results

Quarterfinals - game 2 resultsKoneru, Humpy (IND) vs Muzychuk, Mariya (UKR) [1-0]Zhao, Xue (CHN) vs Pogonina, Natalija (RUS) [0-1]Muzychuk, Anna (UKR) vs Cramling, Pia (SWE) [1/2]Harika, Dronavalli (IND) vs Arabidze, Meri (GEO) [1-0] Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Arduino Day – Saturday March 28th, Discounts Up To 30%

RobotShop is participating in Arduino Day by offering special discounts up to 30% on selected Arduino products. These specials will be in effect not only for Saturday March 28th the official Arduino Day but, for the whole weekend. Large specials are offered on the most popular products you love. Show More Summary

MSAR Tooling To Be Purchased Soon?

Earlier, we covered Microtech Small Arms Research’s immediate close and the sale of their assets. As a result of his coverage of the closure, Ethan of Aftermath Gun Club received several emails from a well known manufacturer seeking to buy the MSAR tooling. Show More Summary

POTD: .25 Cal Beretta

Andrew sent us a photo of his girlfriend;s Beretta Model 20 … My girlfriend’s Beretta model 20 in.25 acp she got from her grandfather. For the longest time it had no magazine but I happened to find a magazine for it in the drawer of a fellow officers desk. A pill bottle of.25 […] Read More … The post POTD:.25 Cal Beretta appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Camp Fire Recipe: Dinner in a Can

2 days agoHobbies / Camping : Go Camping

Boy, dinner in a can sounds like a dream but it really is not.  Yes, you can fix dinner in a can and it goes beyond heating something in a Read more

Wacky and World-Class New 3D Printers at Midwest RepRap Fest

This past weekend, Goshen, Indiana played host to the third annual Midwest RepRap Fest (MRRF — pronounced “merf”). Goshen is also the home of SeeMeCNC, who organize MRRF — explaining why a world-class event like this takes place in such a remote location. Show More Summary

New Project: Build an Easy, Versatile Magnetic Flashlight Tripod

When I discovered my Stanley Tripod flashlight had a battery acid leak, it was, unfortunately, exactly when I needed a tripod flashlight the most — for fixing a leak under my sink. I went to my flashlight drawer and realized I already...Show More Summary

Drive-By Gardens: Grape Kool-Aid trees in northwest Austin

2 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Can you detect a scent of grape Kool-Aid through your screen? I wouldn’t be surprised if you could. Austin’s enjoying a banner year for the fragrant, wisteria-like blooms of our native Texas mountain laurel (Sophora secundiflora). This is the tree that helped sell me on Austin, as it was in full bloom when my husband and I first visited. Show More Summary

This is a great game because it has a higher order of thinking skills

Students, teachers match strategies in DeKalb High School chess competitionPublished: Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:30 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 27, 2015 12:03 a.m. CDTBy AIMEE BARROWS news@daily-chronicle.comDeKALB – It was teacher vs. Show More Summary

How Much Do You Really Know About Hunting?

GOTHUNTS - Representing Hunters with Proven Hunting Outfitters Do you think you know alot about hunting? Well, take this quiz to find out if you’re really as knowledgeable as you thought you were…   How Much Do You Really Know About Hunting? GOTHUNTS

Caring for Mounts – Tips by Dan Catlin

GOTHUNTS - Representing Hunters with Proven Hunting Outfitters After an amazing adventure that ends in the collection of a trophy animal, most hunters want to have a taxidermist “Capture Your Memories”! Here at The Wildlife Gallery we specialize in just that. Show More Summary

Speak Friend and Enter this Hidden Lord of the Rings Door

Descend the stairs to find this enchanted movie replica of Elvish craftsmanship. This touch sensitive door leads not to the Mines of Moria but to a basement home movie theater. It fits evenly within the frame of the door and remainsShow More Summary

A look inside the “worst military pistol ever made”

All right, I should probably clarify that the Japanese Type 94 isn’t the worst military pistol I can think of.  There are a few Chinese contenders right out front.  But it certainly had a cumbersome appearance and a fatal flaw. A quick...Show More Summary

Robots: Startup Funding

In today’s episode Per Sjöborg speaks with Jan Westerhues, Investment Partner with Robert Bosch Venture Capital, about how they fund companies in robotics. As stepping stones towards their long-term goal to build autonomous cars, they invest in a wide range of robotics technologies with real world applications. Show More Summary

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