machines

To Complete One Rotation, This Machine Requires More Turns Than There Are Atoms in the Universe

To Complete One Rotation, This Machine Requires More Turns Than There Are Atoms in the Universe

Machines like blenders, washing machines, and even your car use reduction drives made of multiple gears to increase the torque or decrease the speed of rotation coming from a motor. Taking that idea
Visiting a China trade show for fireworks manufacturing machines

Visiting a China trade show for fireworks manufacturing machines

Above, a visit to a building in Liuyang, China where stacks of roman candle tubes and pop-its cover the floor. This is a fireworks machine trade show, where companies purchase contraptions for
How Mastering Natural Language Processing Can Boost Your Bottom Line

How Mastering Natural Language Processing Can Boost Your Bottom Line

When past generations imagined the future, they pictured humans and machines speaking naturally to one another. While voice assistants like Siri and Alexa still fall short of that vision, they have
Framing Pattern and Symmetry, Unintended Beauty Explores Intricacies of Industrial Spaces

Framing Pattern and Symmetry, Unintended Beauty Explores Intricacies of Industrial Spaces

It’s well understood that producing a single book is an arduous task, making it even more impressive that British photographer Alastair Philip Wiper is offering three distinct versions of his newly

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The planet's oldest asteroid crater, Pigalle basketball court's revamp, moon cars, musical archives and more Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact is Two Billion Years Old The oldest asteroid collision on

One of a Kind Machine-Made Ceramics

Israeli designer Ofri Lifshitz’s “Industrial One Of” addresses our fear of automation overtaking craft. Lifshitz created a machine-run reproduction of a ceramic jigger that can produce impressive
DARPA-backed Soft Robotics raises $23 million for autonomous grippers and sorters

DARPA-backed Soft Robotics raises $23 million for autonomous grippers and sorters

Bedford, Massachusetts-based Soft Robotics has raised $23 million to further develop its autonomous gripper and sorter technologies.
NeurIPS 2019 featured robot curling players and coffee makers

NeurIPS 2019 featured robot curling players and coffee makers

NeurIPS 2019, one of the largest AI and machine learning conferences globally, featured novel work in robotics and machine automation.

Robots Learn Problem-Solving From IKEA Furniture-Building Simulations

In order for robots to service humans more broadly, they’re going to be required to master more complex tasks at smaller scales. Right now, many of the most effective robot assignments involve
An Enormous Smoke-Spewing Dragon Roves the Streets of Calais, France

An Enormous Smoke-Spewing Dragon Roves the Streets of Calais, France

La Machine, the group of inventors, designers, artists, and builders responsible for 46 foot-tall minotaurs and massive tarantulas roving the streets of Europe, has most recently unleashed the Dragon

Researchers easily breached voting machines for the 2020 election

The voting machines that the US will use in the 2020 election are still vulnerable to hacks. A group of ethical hackers tested a bunch of those voting machines and election systems (most of which they
Oh Good, Boston Dynamics Has Robots Doing Parkour Now

Oh Good, Boston Dynamics Has Robots Doing Parkour Now

I, for one, welcome our new agile overlords
Being a successful leader in the age of automation comes down to a simple mantra

Being a successful leader in the age of automation comes down to a simple mantra

Timely advice for leaders, from a career submarine captain.

A new app can detect Bluetooth credit card skimmers on gas pumps

A team of computer scientists has built a new app that can wirelessly detect credit card skimmers, often found discreetly placed on gas pumps and bank ATMs. Gone are the days where entire card
Why I’m turning my son into a cyborg

Why I’m turning my son into a cyborg

Where do we draw the line between boosting human potential and eroding our humanity?
How “Neon Genesis Evangelion” Reimagined Our Relationship to Machines

How “Neon Genesis Evangelion” Reimagined Our Relationship to Machines

Maya Phillips writes on the 1995 Japanese series “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” which will begin streaming on Netflix on Friday, the mecha genre, and the relationship between humanity and machines in
These Minecraft Wave Machines Are Extremely Satisfying To Watch

These Minecraft Wave Machines Are Extremely Satisfying To Watch

Minecraft is a game that lets players create basically anything they want, assuming that player has the time to do it. It also has Redstone, a resource that allows players to move, power and

Excited Train Guy Is Proof Adults Can Still Feel Something

As funny as it is to see a guy be this excited about a train, it's also really nice to see someone who's genuinely brimming with childlike glee over something that they're genuinely interested in.
Wintergatan’s Ambitiously Awesome Musical Marble Machine Continues to Evolve