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Nicely done about one of the most mind blowing constructions in mathematics ...
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I just remembered I used to share #robot stuff. Well, this is a very different little beasty.
 
Tiny Origami Robots
This simple microbot can walk, swim, climb, and even overcome obstacles, all while carrying a load twice its weight.

The only components of these tiny robots are some self-folding sheets and a tiny neodymium magnet. Its amazing self-folding powers can be attributed to the sheet of polyvinyl chloride embedded within each of the several prototypes created by its inventors to find the optimal material. The commonly found plastic contracts when subjected to temperatures of about 150° F.

Hence when the flat sheets are exposed to heat they fold up, enabling the robot to "come to life." Once that happens the tiny magnet attached to the back takes over by connecting with external magnetic fields. The scientists control the microbot's movements by applying the magnetic fields in varying sequences.

These prototypes were made from liquid soluble materials. One whose outer layers comprised of polystyrene dissolved completely when dunked in an acetone solution. Another was water soluble. The robot's ability to "*self-destruct*" is of utmost importance. That's because the hypothetical use of the tiny bot is to heal humans by zapping cancer cells, cleaning clogged arteries, or sensing foreign materials.

In theory, robots even tinier than these would be injected inside the human body in their flat form and transported to the area requiring care via the blood stream. Once there, the microbots would come to life using a yet to be determined heat source, complete their mission, and then simply dissolve. 

Shuhei Miyashita, a post-doctoral student involved in the robot's development notes that with the innovative design, "we complete the cycle from birth through life, activity, and the end of life." The scientists clearly have more work to do before the origami robot is ready for human use. However this is certainly a step in the right direction.

See more photos and details: http://gplus.ly/1KvZrHG

What other uses can you think of for this tiny robot?

#robotics #science #futuretech #robot #robots #microbots  
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Denkwürdiges Zitat:

So weit bin ich noch nie gegangen ... zweite Suchtrefferseite.
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Hmm, why then did I suck so much in languages at school. I still find this hard to believe. Do I have the right to blame it all to on my teachers now?
 
The nature vs. nurture debate continues. Perhaps the most interesting tidbit is

“We found that academic achievement in English, mathematics, science, humanities, second languages and art were all affected by the same genes. People may think that they’re good at one subject and bad at another, but in reality most people are strikingly consistent.”
Around 60% of differences in GCSE results can be explained by genetic factors, with the same genes responsible for maths, science and the humanities
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+Frank Nestel I blame mine on to my countryman
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Erich Gamma von der "GoF", ein nettes Interview von Java bis JavsScript.
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Erich Gamma ist als Mitbegründer der Gang of Four Teil der bekanntesten Bande im Reich der Informatik. Mittlerweile ist er bei Microsoft untergekommen, und statt Java steht nun JavaScript auf seiner Tagesordnung. Ein Wechsel, der ab und an für leichte Wehmut sorgt.
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Hmm, Wolfram Alpha, is also good to create nice contour plots.

This is z =  sin(3*x+5*sin(13*x)) + sin(7*y+11*sin(17*y)) + cos(23*x + 19*y)

I wonder how long this link is going to work though.
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Ah, Mathematica, Wolfram alpha, Stephen Wolfram, Cellular automata, A New Kind of Science!
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#Soundhound capture at todays end of school year party of our son. Nice that the kids occasionally listen to songs I can enjoy too.

Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy - Reality (Of…: https://youtu.be/wME_AWTK3oY


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There is only one chance to make a good first impression.

Turns out, it is similar with developing new things. If you let this new thing go as a provisional, proof of concept, half done piece, it will never become good again. The best it can become is a more or less patched and fixed privisional something.

While I vote for giving people a second choice, I'd rather see more things gotten right the first time they surface in the public.
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+Martin Möbius Always appropriate to quote the Scriptures.
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Well, I think I've shared that before, but I think I might even share this again. It is so funny and serious and it clearly demonstrates on several layers, why it is so superior to be funny and serious, than to be serious and not funny.
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Du findest alle Infos zu dem Titel Tiecolomba Hé von Les Ambassadeurs bei http://www.soundhound.com/?t=100488523297477514
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Ich habe keinen Geocache gefunden ..

.. oder habe ich? Hier im Büro findet gerade ein Mieterwechsel statt. In den Duschen sammeln sie Hinterlassenschaften der Altmieter auf einem Haufen, der dann demnächst entsorgt wird. In dem Haufen lag die abgebildete Dose?!

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Wanted: Subtitle

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