The Cubli is a 15cm cube that can jump, balance on it’s corner and even walk. Reaction wheels mounted on three of the four cube faces rotate at a very high angular velocity then brake suddenly, causing a jump. Once the cube has almost reached it’s corner, controlled motor torques are applied creating a corner balance. Oh and it can also walk. Welcome to the future.
Aircraft makers tried a lot of different designs before settling on the two-winged planes and jets we’re familiar with today. Inventors toyed with the idea of a multi-winged aircraft — often fashioned from incredibly complicated structures — before discarding it. Here are some of their most amazing failures.
No More Woof aims to develop a small gadget, the first device to translate animal thoughts into human language.
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Your smartphone is an amazing piece of technology, but it would be nothing without a cellular network which gives you the ability to text, talk, and browse the web. You may not see the massive infrastructure used by your cellphone provider, but it’s there. Here’s what it would look like if you could see it…