Programmable self organizing robot swarm reproduces complex patterns.

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Civil engineering aspects of the Chernobyl reactor before the explosion and the current and future enclosures.

Civil engineering aspects of the Chernobyl reactor before the explosion and the current and future enclosures.

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engineeringhistory:

Cover of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s 1914 version of “Исследование мировых пространств реактивными приборами” (“The Exploration of Cosmic Space by Means of Reaction Devices”), initially published in 1903. This was the first text to seriously demonstrate the possibility of spaceflight, outlining several foundational principles of rocketry, including the use of a multistage rocket fueled by liquid oxygen and hydrogen.

engineeringhistory:

Cover of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s 1914 version of “Исследование мировых пространств реактивными приборами” (“The Exploration of Cosmic Space by Means of Reaction Devices”), initially published in 1903. This was the first text to seriously demonstrate the possibility of spaceflight, outlining several foundational principles of rocketry, including the use of a multistage rocket fueled by liquid oxygen and hydrogen.

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Robot Self-Assembles And Walks

by Michael Keller

Roboticists have developed a flat machine that can fold itself into an operational form and take a walk. 

Built mostly from paper and polystyrene plastic that shrinks into a memorized shape when heated, the robot can assemble in around four minutes. It can crawl at roughly 2 inches per second and make turns. The work by Harvard and MIT engineers represents the first time that a robot has self-assembled and performed a function without humans needing to intervene.  

“Here we created a full electromechanical system that was embedded into one flat sheet,” said Harvard Microrobotics Lab researcher and doctoral student Sam Felton. “Imagine a ream of dozens of robotic satellites sandwiched together so that they could be sent up to space and then assemble themselves remotely once they get there–they could take images, collect data and more.”

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Overfitting: the dangers in seeing patterns, when there aren’t any.
(Source: Shit Academics Say)

Overfitting: the dangers in seeing patterns, when there aren’t any.

(Source: Shit Academics Say)