Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Phoenix Lander finds what appears to be an Australian five cent piece buried in Martian Soil. "Does this mean that Aussies beat us to the Pole. First We need to use the Electron microscope and then run the data on the Zados program. Then we can be sure of the authenticity"
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
UNSW wins the Artemis Music Orchestra competition. The rules are simple to make music with real instruments using embedded control. The team picked the Clarinet a tough instrument. And with a special robotic mouthpiece, vibration on the reed was eliminated and a superior sound produced. That is some serious speed those pneumatic actuators playing.
You can see in the video why they won.
But if you want a robot band to play your gig check these guys The Trons out from across the Tasman
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
"We just wanted to have a little fun" is the reason given by NASA for using nursery rhymes characters for the names of the geological formations observed by the Phoenix Lander. "We didn't want elementary school students to get confused about whether it was make-believe or not. We had suggestions of using the names of Polar Explorers but we didn't want to confuse the students with names that are unrecognisable and the last thing we want is a Science class to turn into a history lesson".