Category SCIENTISTS

The Winter-Proof high payload Drone That Will Watch the Arctic [Pics & Video]

A high-payload, low-cost drone would change Arctic science forever. But the challenge of making it freeze-proof still remains.

The wide-open spaces of the Arctic are a dream for drone science. A maneuverable eye in the sky has made unmanned aircraft a go-to method for counting sea lion populations, mapping ice cover, and perhaps one day for search-and-rescue operations off Alaska’s coast.

But small drones bring their own inconveniences, too, like limited flight time and a small payload. That was a problem for the U.S. federal research facility Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which needed something that could carry lots of equipment to measure solar irradiance, three-dimensional windspeed, and analyze air particulates...

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POLISH SCIENTISTS & this video say This Tiny, Soft Worm-like Robot Was Inspired by A Caterpillar

The adorable robot moves when exposed to light.

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Caterpillar micro-robot sitting on a finger tip.

A new robot created by physicists at the University of Warsaw is significantly more impressive than it looks. The tiny translucent strip of elastic polymer is only a little over a centimeter long, but its capable of moving forward, climbing a slope, squeezing through small cracks, and carrying ten times its weight.

Though other soft robots of this type have been built before, building them at the scale of nature has been difficult. Because of the molecular pattern of its material, known as Liquid Crystalline Elastomers or LCEs, the caterpillar-inspired bot moves when it is exposed to green light and lasers...

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Stephen Hawking in Reddit AMA to promote call to ban killer robots

Hawking joins Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak in warning against development of autonomous weapons.

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Physicist Stephen Hawking will answer AI questions on Reddit after supporting a call for researchers to tread carefully.

Would a machine with AI have the same drive to reproduce as biological organisms do? Can — and should — empathy be introduced? If there are questions swimming around in your brain about the future of artificial intelligence, you can now send them to Stephen Hawking himself for an answer. Hawking has signed up for his first-ever AMA (Ask me Anything) on Reddit, and will be answering questions there for the next few weeks.

Yes, you read that correctly — weeks...

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DIY LIFTER DESIGNED & BUILT & EXPLAINED IN SCIENTIFIC TERMS IN THIS VIDEO

DRONE LIFTER MECHANISIM SHOW IT’S DONE VIDEO

Lifters create lift by driving the ionized air downwards forming an upward force. Some people say that it is easy to see that Lifters do not form anti-gravity because it generates this force consistently along its own axis, regardless of the surrounding gravitational field. ~ But in a new theory all objects create their own gravitational fields relative to their energy or mass. In this theory Lifters create their own localized gravitational fields. This gravitational field is relative to their energy formed by the high voltage, electrical charge radiating from the emitting wire at the top of the lifter. This distorts the geometry of spacetime creating the air flow that creates the lift...

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