NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter apparently had an unusual foreign object stuck to a leg for a portion of its 33rd flight. This foreign object was not visible in the Navcam footage from the 32nd flight, so its source has yet to be determined, but it does appear to either be some type of fabric or plastic-like material.
While not as flashy as Galpin’s 7-Eleven Model 711 Ford Mustang, Asira Design’s rebodied carbon fiber Ford Mustang is definitely more stealthy. The exterior boasts hand-crafted exposed carbon fiber panels that have been designed with performance in mind, including its integrated rear spoiler and splitter showcasing the exhaust pipes.
While we wait for Nintendo’s new Super Mario Bros. movie starring Chris Pratt, you can keep busy by playing Teenage Super Ninja Plumbers, one of the most unusual video game mashups that you’ll ever see. It was created by developer ‘NesDraug’, and in this game, the sewers of The Mushroom Kingdom have been infested by Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles, and it’s up to the famous plumbers to save the day.
Elon Musk revealed the updated Optimus humanoid robot at Tesla AI Day 2022, and stated that it will probably cost less than $20,000 USD. Unlike Engineered Arts’ Ameca, Optimus is designed for mass production, just like Xiaomi’s CyberOne. Several prototypes were shown during the presentation, including one capable of dancing and another that can pick up boxes.
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There are modular laptops, the Polymega game console, and then StickBot. Developed by UPenn Ph.D. candidate Devin Carroll, this modular robot is made from actual sticks, circuitry, actuators, a microcontroller, and a motor driver. The robot is controlled by a smartphone app that Carroll designed, which allows it to pivot from sticks as legs in ‘crawler mode’ to using them as arms.
The Govee RGBIC TV Light Bars are compatible with 45″ – 70″ screens and take immersion to a whole new level, all for $59.49 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. Use the included back buckles to rotate the light bars freely, allowing for a wider spread of the lighting effects. Product page.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it’s scheduled to hit the Switch on May 12, 2023. One gamer, who goes by ‘Jackarte’, was a big fan of the N64 back in the late 90s and created a trailer showing what this sequel might look like on the last major home console to use cartridges.
There are robotic banana fingers and then this innovative process for synthetic material that lets soft robots grow like plants. This breakthrough will help build better soft robots capable of navigating hard-to-reach places, complicated terrain, and potentially areas within the human body.
Kioxia Corporation, a spinoff of Toshiba, is a world leader in memory solutions, and today, they debuted the first working prototype of a 2TB microSDXC memory card. The company utilized its innovative BiCS FLASHTM 3D flash memory and an in-house designed controller to make this card a reality.
You’ve seen a broken down Citroen 2CV turned motorcycle, now check out the Citroen Oli concept, which is supposed to be a Swiss Army Knife-inspired electric SUV. More specifically, this is a multi-purpose everyday extension to your life that is as useful when you aren’t driving, complete with smart ‘Vehicle to Grid’ (V2G) as well as ‘Vehicle to Load’ (V2L) capability for enjoyable driving.