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China owns the world's longest bridge
posted July 6 2011 18:19.52 by Giorgos Lazaridis




It is official: The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is 26.4 miles long, 2.5 miles longer than the previous record-holding bridge, the Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (23.8 miles). The...

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Tags: world record   omg   mechanical   megastructure   news   financial   auto/moto   



This is what happens when quadrotors fail
posted June 30 2011 18:34.42 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I have post several blog entries in the past with quadrotors doing amazing stunts. Maybe you do remember also this post with autonomous quadrotors doing aggressive maneuvers. Well...

[Link: TheDmel]
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Tags: autonomous   quadrotor   flying machines   mechanical   omg   insane   hilarious   








Watch this NASA's autonomous lunar lander to hover in midair in Infrared Video
posted June 27 2011 19:23.27 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Hovering landers like this one look as they are suspended on air because you cannot see the air and the heat from the thrusters. This video is taken with an infrared camera to reveal...

[Via: popsci]    [Link: WiredVideoUK]
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Tags: robot   mechanical   space related   autonomous   infrared   research   science   moon   



For those who badly need a hug, even from a cold bot
posted June 27 2011 19:04.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Are you alone but you badly need a hug? Your girlfriend left you, your best friend is on a business trip and your beloved pet just died? This bot made from the University of Electro-Communications...

[Link: mlepine]
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Tags: robot   mechanical   sensors   pneumatic   pressure   omg   bad idea   ridiculous   



This is the fastest robotic hand I've ever seen
posted June 16 2011 19:09.54 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Now THAT'S what i call FAST! This robotic hand is so fast and so precise, that it can play toss and catch with a mobile phone by itself. it moves autonomously and dose some amazing...

[Link: LenFiorenz]
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Tags: robot   mechanical   autonomous   inventions   research   insane   extreme   








Google presents the self-driving car
posted June 11 2011 19:45.36 by Giorgos Lazaridis




If you ask me, i would never, ever, EVER let google drive for me. I hardly let them search for me in the web. But still, i have to admit that this car works pretty well. The car was...

[Link: searchengineland]
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Tags: auto/moto   internet related   mechanical   revealed   bad idea   robot   autonomous   google   



Meet wi-GO, a grocery cart that follows disabled shoppers
posted June 11 2011 19:20.42 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Here is another Kinect hack. wi-GO is a robotic system that helps a disabled persons, elderly and pregnant women to do their shopping. The cart autonomously follows a specific target...

[Via: engadget]    [Link: wi-GO Project]
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Tags: robot   mechanical   sensors   artistic   kinect   autonomous   xbox   health & nature   



Playing music with this flamethrower trombone is totally insane
posted June 6 2011 19:57.43 by Giorgos Lazaridis




When i first read the description of this video, i thought that it was a typing error... A flamethrower trombone? Who on earth would make such a thing? WFFFxakaxWill did! The trombone...

[Via: gizmodo]    [Link: WFFFxakaxWill]
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Tags: fire   mechanical   crazy photo/video   crazy designs   sick   omg   insane   music   








This Stirling Engine provides a whole watt of power
posted June 5 2011 19:19.47 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Doug made this powerful stirling engine for researching purposes. The engine is powered by a 59 watts electric heater and can deliver 1 watt of power. The mechanical torque it can...

[Link: solarheatengines]
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Tags: fm/am   research   stirling engine   experiments   mechanical   motor   

















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