What? A Cube that can Jump and Walk? I want one …
Aug21

What? A Cube that can Jump and Walk? I want one …

A Self-Balancing Cube Some people are amazingly smart. The inventors of The Cubli are definitely in that category. They have invented a mechanical box that can stand on its corners, move, jump and … walk. The Cubli is a square box with a side length of only 15 cm. Inside is three reaction wheels connected to motors, one for each x,y, and z-direction. Then there are a bunch of sensors, processors and batteries. The spinning...

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This Is What 96 Millions Plastic Balls Looks Like
Aug18

This Is What 96 Millions Plastic Balls Looks Like

How To Cover A Water Reservoir In an attempt to prevent water from vaporizing from a Los Angeles water reservoir, the city officials dumped 96 million black plastic shade balls into the water. The balls are 10 cm in diameter and filled with a bit of water to keep them from flying around, and float on the surface as a huge blanket. The project has cost $34.5 million and the purpose is to block out the sunshine. This both prevents algae...

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