Orbital Debris

A satellite animation of orbital debris by the Aero Space Corporation. "Orbital debris generally refers to material that is on orbit as the result of space missions, but is no longer serving any function."

Technology | November 14, 2007 12:18 PM | Comments (0)

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Technology | October 15, 2007 1:57 AM | Comments (0)

Sugar Batteries

A look at powering gadgets with sugar.

Technology | 1:55 AM | Comments (0)

Hele-Shaw Ferrohydrodynamics for Rotating

"A fluorocarbon-based ferrofluid, with about 400-G saturation magnetization and low field magnetic susceptibility of 3, is placed within a glass Hele-Shaw cell of 1.1-mm gap. " See Scitation for more information.

Technology | March 24, 2006 4:40 PM | Comments (2)

Hair-Sized Robot

A remote control robot only 250microns long x 60microns wide.

Technology | December 23, 2005 11:20 PM | Comments (0)

Umbrella Puppet

Very expressive, this urban friendly umbrella is also very fexible (via).

Technology | 10:51 PM | Comments (0)

Ancient Commodore 64 Factory

Commodore 64 home computers were were one of the most popular of the first home computers.

Technology | November 21, 2005 1:32 AM | Comments (2)

The Beauty of Sorting

Camus would shun it as absurd but this is a late night party for some people. Put together with footage from the early 1980's, I would 'reckon the dress was casual: pocket protectors and T.I. calculators. Sort of. From The University of Toronto.

Technology | September 17, 2005 2:18 PM | Comments (0)

T-Shirt Folding Gets Funding

Looks like someone went pro with the famous T-shirt folding trick.

Technology | September 16, 2005 9:17 PM | Comments (1)

Pearl The Nursebot

"NurseBot is an autonomous mobile robot that 'lives' in a private home of a chronically ill elderly person. The robot provides a research platform to test out a range of ideas for assisting elderly people, such as: What would you like to have a robot help out with around the house? . . .Some observers noted that having a more expressive countenance seems to be an advantage, but if the robot becomes 'too humanlike, it can creep people out.'
The question of 'how human should a robot look' has great implications on how effective and accepted robotic assistants can be.' (via)

Technology | 7:39 PM | Comments (0)

A Whale of a Problem

Paul Linnman reporting for Channel 2, Florence, Oregon.

Technology | August 14, 2005 3:13 AM | Comments (1)

Halo 2 Talk Show

Fantastic, super-duper interview style conference with Bob Stein created by ThisSpartanLife.com within Halo 2. Welcome to the next reality (via).

Technology | July 14, 2005 11:33 AM | Comments (1)

Full Body Video Tracking Game

Kick Ass Kung Fu is the name of the game. Immersive play with video tracking.

Technology | July 1, 2005 5:23 PM | Comments (0)

Deep Impact to Tempel 1 Comet

This short animation created for NASA by Maas Digital portrays the end of Deep Impact as it smashes a comet Tempel 1 this July. During it's final moments, the impactor will take the closet images of a comet's surface ever. [source]

Technology | 12:00 AM | Comments (0)

Magic Robo Carpet Ride

Walking Robo Floor. From Wired NextFest.2005, captured by: David Ayman Shamma

Technology | June 30, 2005 11:38 PM | Comments (1)

Esoteric DJ Bot in Field of Records

From Wired NextFest.2005, captured by: David Ayman Shamma

Technology | 11:35 PM | Comments (0)

Visual Sound Barrier

F14 Breaking at the speed of sound.

Technology | June 22, 2005 12:56 AM | Comments (1)

Touchy Humanoid

From the intelligent robotics laboratory, the ReplieeQ1 touch-sensor Android is appearing this week at World Expo 2005.

Technology | June 16, 2005 3:34 PM | Comments (0)

Plaza Moon Walking

Innovations in technology continue to bring new realms to the human experience. This anti-gravity machine can be yours, from oooms (makes a great gift for NASA).

Technology | June 14, 2005 12:21 PM | Comments (2)

Elaborate Musical Machine

From Boing-Boing: "Director Peter Jackson reportedly paid $100,000 for a contraption made of computer-controlled musical instruments".

Technology | June 6, 2005 8:45 PM | Comments (1)


Nickelodeons, calliopies and player pianos, Ragtime West serves all your automated music needs. Sure makes 'Garage Band' look lame. Here's another one that got me dancing, Smooth.

Technology | June 4, 2005 10:13 AM | Comments (0)

AeroFly Pro Lawn Mower

A new flying lawnmower video is out! This video of the Sky Cutter V2 uses no editing tricks - this is a real kit.

Technology | 3:13 AM | Comments (0)

Dragon Runner Mobile Ground Sensor System

Designed primarily to "sneak-a-peak" (see around the corner), this portable mobile reconnaissance/scout robot travels up to 20 miles per hour and is controlled with a PSP controller. (via)

Technology | May 31, 2005 9:45 AM | Comments (2)


Tetra is a commercial demo for a look at the future of robotic surveillance. One of the most realistic animation/reality combinations I have ever seen.

Technology | May 14, 2005 8:23 AM | Comments (2)

Mental Robot Commitments

A cat robot that is designed to gain the mental and emotional commitment of humans and other animals. Robotics Dept, MEL, AIST, MITI, Japan.

Technology | 8:08 AM | Comments (0)

The Time Traveler Convention at MIT

Steve Garfield's excellent citizen journalism coverage of the MIT Time Traveler Convention for RocketBoom this last weekend. (via)

Technology | May 9, 2005 6:15 PM | Comments (0)

The Khronos Projector - emerging technology

From a presentation for SIGGRAPH 2005. "The Khronos Projector is an interactive-art installation allowing people to explore pre-recorded movie content in an entirely new way [...] by touching the projection screen, the user is able to send parts of the image forward or backwards in time."

Technology | 5:59 PM | Comments (1)

Poultry Internet

Bi-conditional peer-to-peer chicken robot interface from Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore.

Technology | April 24, 2005 6:34 PM | Comments (0)

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