The new Desktop RobotTurret V3 is finally here! This Robot is a great way to get started with the world of Arduino and robotics. Using our example code, you can get up to speed in no time, and soon you’ll be programming custom behaviors into your robturret. Features of the new RoboTurret include: -New RobotGeek [...]
Vicarious, a Bay Area-based flexible purpose corporation founded in 2010, is today attempting to prove its mettle as an artificial intelligence venture by demonstrating that its algorithms can break a series of text-based CAPTCHA systems that include Google’s reCAPTCHA, the most widely used system.
This mother leopard kills a huge python after tiring the snake out. The video was shot in the Inyati Game Reserve in South Africa, according to Liveleak.com. The clip should serve as just another exampe of how deadly leopards can be. More killer...
In just a few weeks' time, you will be able to watch us on BBC Four in Requiem.
We in Streatham and Brixton Chess Cub were delighted to hear, on or around October 3rd, that the unstinting and unassuming Trevor Brugger, the Secretary of next door neighbours Wimbledon CC,......was to be awarded the English Chess Federation President's Award 2013. Show More Summary
Introducing the new Yeti Beverage Holder and Rod Holster. The Beverage Holder mounts to the side of your YETI® Cooler and serves as a secure and convenient caddy for your frosty beverage. But will it accomodate a fly rod?
If Star Trek or Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy have the right of it, language will be a negligible barrier when we begin fraternizing with aliens. But before jumping to extraterrestrial translators, it might behoove us to work on the terrestrial sort first—and Japanese telecommunications firm, Docomo, is doing just that.
We recently got our very own H54-100 DYNAMIXEL PRO so we’ve been running some various tests on this powerful little motor. In this video we did some quick tests to take a look at the DYNAMIXEL PROs 502,000 Steps/Turn resolution and 3.8 arcmin backlash using a high-powered laser and a little math.
We’re already looking forward to the next fall holiday and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. To help us celebrate, I’ve partnered with the upcoming movie FREE BIRDS, to bring a clever new way to create a hand turkey to craft at the Thanksgiving kids table. (In fact, I think these birds are hoping the only […]
http://vimeo.com/77612668 KA-BAR Knives is pleased to announce the release of its annual Halloween short film, “Zombie Train”. When a thief breaks into a government laboratory and steals vials from a medical research project, chaos ensues. With...
The US Army recently put out a call for proposals to build a futuristic climate-controlled suit of armor that would make soldiers smarter, stronger, and tougher.
Thought I wouldn't have expected the stenographer to be the first to break....
A primer on the Articsilver Free-Flex fly rod from the materials company that helped make it a reality. The fly rod which is the brain-child of Robert Selfors utilizes a new innovative hollow handle to enable the angler to achieve greater...Show More Summary
I took some of my own advice on being furloughed and headed out of Minnesota to visit with my family in Indiana. I joined my mom and some of my sisters for time at one of the family cabins in Brown County State Park. Above I am lip synching to the Trolololo song at one [...]
This spunky little finch is the smallest member of the North American genus Carduelis. I caught this male pictured above...
What if robots could reassemble themselves at will? The liquid metal cyborg in Terminator was terrifyingly useful. It could look like anyone, repair shotgun blasts, even turn its hand into a murderous icepick. And then of course, you've got Transformers, wherein alien robots morph from cars and trucks into giant humanoid fighting machines. Show More Summary
After a brief sojourn into the world of mathematics, “dana blogs chess” now returns to the subject it’s supposed to be about! Today I have two news items that came in the e-mail within the past week. 1) Jesse Kraai has finished his Great American Chess Novel! This is great news for a couple reasons. [...]
Last December, we visited two very cool companies at the intersection of high tech and art—Bot & Dolly and Autofuss. In an industrial space behind their café, Front, the two companies use robotic arms, software, and cameras to produce multimedia experiences the likes of which you’ve never seen. Show More Summary
..The Greatest Show never to air on TV. Filmed over two days in December 1968, it Stars Jethro Tull, The Who, Marianne Faithful, Taj Mahal, John Lennon (with the Dirty Mack, incl: Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, Keith Richards and Yoko Ono) and The Rolling Stones.
Another little black party dressOne last dip in the ocean before heading back to the cityOne more piece of pie! Bunny butts,puppy kissesand trying to catch frogs Trying to get the perfect tree photo Or the pefect sanderling photoSticking...Show More Summary