ryanandmath:

How to read math. You’d be surprised how far this will get you.

EDIT: Some corrections

(via maths-help)

curiosamathematica:

Gearception.

Acoustic Tractor Beam Draws Sci-Fi Nearer to Sci-Fact
“Over the past 50 years we’ve watched aliens, star fleets and a number of other sci-fi entities employ tractor beams…researchers at the University of Dundee have created a real life tractor beam using acoustic waves.”
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Acoustic Tractor Beam Draws Sci-Fi Nearer to Sci-Fact

Over the past 50 years we’ve watched aliens, star fleets and a number of other sci-fi entities employ tractor beams…researchers at the University of Dundee have created a real life tractor beam using acoustic waves.”

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Hello Everyone!

I see some of us have begun the new semester and may be ending the spring semester, I hope everyone had a great Spring 2014 session with grades above B!

Have a great Summer/Have a lovely Summer Session!

More posts will be coming soon!

-Marlon

coolsciencegifs:

Robot Spider from Robugtix

Find out more about the Robugtix here: http://www.robugtix.com/

Also much more detail info at the source

Ahhh, the beauty of robotics!

ucresearch:

Building robots to land on Saturn’s moons


Landing an unmanned robot on another planet can be quite a feat and can end up being quite a complex process.  Scientists want to make this process easier but also allow us to explore worlds that are currently too difficult to land on.

UC Berkeley professor Alice Agogino is working with doctoral students to build what are known as tensegrity robots.  Essentially, these are robots built with a series of rods and tension wires that protect the delicate scientific instruments in the middle.

The structure allows for both flexibility and strength while navigating a rugged environment — for example, landing on a planet’s rocky surface. These robots can explore places that are currently inaccessible to wheeled rovers such as rocky cliffs, which are rich in geological data due to the exposed rock.

Currently, NASA researchers are working on a prototype to one day land on places such as Titan - one of Saturn’s moons.  Scientists are interested in this moon because it has a thick atmosphere with flowing liquids on the surface and is often referred to being the most earthlike world in our solar system.

Read more about this technology

firebombing:

American-German engineer Wernher Von Braun stands next to the completed engines of the Saturn V Rocket which took the first Astronauts to the moon. Florida, 1969.