Moving blog

I’ve moved my blog from Tumblr on to Wordpress (dradenozine.wordpress.com).

So long Tumblr, it’s been great.

That is all.

While there’s a lot to be said for clear diagrams, I’ll take these down and dirty versions any time.

You may have seen MRK’s amazing videos, but did you know that you can buy prints of his digital creations? 

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Egad! Robot jellyfish the size of a grown man.

Virginia Tech: Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish

Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing 170 pounds, as part of a U.S. Navy-funded project.

The prototype robot, nicknamed Cyro, is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish the same team – headed by Shashank Priya of Blacksburg, Va., and professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech – unveiled in 2012. The earlier robot, dubbed RoboJelly, is roughly the size of a man’s hand, and typical of jellyfish found along beaches.

(by virginiatech) Via wildcat2030

Electronica meets Plato.

As a fan of Plato’s Theory of Forms, and of kickin’ bass, I can’t help loving this. [For the kiddies out there, there is a language warning on this clip].

Check the lyrics, and a decent interpretation, here.

And, who this this guy anyway? I’ll leave that up to Beat Magazine.

Some wunderkind lovechild of Grimes and Skrillex, defining the next wave in DIY dance/rock fusion, Robert Delong is a Seattle-born man child who makes music using – I shit you not – Wii remotes and Sega Genesis controllers. With these scraps of plastic and metal, plus drum pads, synths and MIDI interfaces, he crafts big, soupy bass beats and warped, spine-scraping accents; hunks of fun time electro to make you stamp your feet, met with epic, heartfelt vocals. His voice – a barely-broken, bright-eyed thing – is almost Ben Gibbard-esque in its self-aware sincerity. Excellent.” BEAT

The NanoSpace Molecularium - A Virtual Amusement Park About Molecules [feedly] →

Hard to see what was happening in the previous post? Here is a close-up.

I made a robot bladder for school to demonstrate control systems and feedback loops. This is a video of an early prototype. It is now up to version 3.0 (sounds included!),and ready to roll for tomorrow’s school open night.

Terradynamics →

Examining the effect of leg shape on the movement of robots through various terrains.

A Momentary Flow: This Protein Could Change Biotech Forever - Forbes →

wildcat2030:

See on Scoop.it - The future of medicine and health

It started with a quest to make better yogurt.

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A tiny molecular machine used by bacteria to kill attacking viruses could change the way that scientists edit the DNA of plants, animals and fungi, revolutionizing genetic…

A new way to cut DNA?
Now that has my attention!

 Egad! That looks bad!…but…what’s the comparison with boys? And what about the last SIXTY years?

explore-blog:

The rapid decline in girls’ enrollment in science, technology, engineering, and math classes – and how to fix it.
Egad! That looks bad!…but…what’s the comparison with boys? And what about the last SIXTY years?

explore-blog:

The rapid decline in girls’ enrollment in science, technology, engineering, and math classes – and how to fix it.