Author Archives: Owen Li

Greased Lightning

First off, no, it’s not that song by Grease. Second off, who ever thought greasing lightning was ever a good idea? Apparently NASA did, when they created a 10-foot wide, 62-lb, 10-engine drone, capable of vertical liftoff like a helicopter, and regular flight like an airplane. As they continue to scale up the tests and […]

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Giant Robot War!!

Ok, now this isn’t going to be an article about a cool new innovation, but a little splurt of nerdgasm instead. Japan has officially accepted the USA’s challenge to a giant robot battle! Taking place in one year, the battle will pit American brute force against┬áJapanese finesse to determine which nation is the supreme ultimate […]

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Robot Cheetah-Hurdler

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This robot world just took a huge leap into the future. Literally and figuratively. Developed by MIT researchers, this Cheetah bot has improved from its last showing last year, where it was able to run at 10 miles per hour. This time, it’s shown to be able to jump hurdles, much like a human can. […]

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Grape-Stitching Robot

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Doctors have to have to calmest hands ever to be able to do some of the work they do, which includes stitching up a laceration wound, incision…etc. Now, even robots can do those tasks, as demonstrated by this robot. This robot is extremely precise, and Da Vinci uses it to perform minimally invasive procedures. +40 […]

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$9 Computer

Next Thing Co. has just released CHIP, a mini computer with an open source operating system, pre-installed software, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. In other words, you may want avoid processor-intensive tasks. While users still have to provide their own peripherals (mouse, keyboard) and monitor, Next Thing Co. is […]

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Air-Powered Lego Car

What do you get when you mix $20,000 and half a million legos? Why, of course! An air powered Lego car! Build by Raul the Inventor from Romania, this car, (including all the engine parts) is made entirely from lego pieces. Running on compressed air, this car can drive up to 20 km. The engine […]

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Self Guiding Bullets

Snipers are often regarded as the most dangerous person on the battlefield. With this technology from DARPA, they are just that much deadlier. Often faced with moving targets and harsh winds, snipers risk giving away their platoon’s position with every shot they take, and need to make their shots and accurate as possible. DARPA has […]

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