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Month: February 2016

Robotics | IoT

Meet Everest Gromoll, Teen Blacksmith

One maker talks about his path to teaching himself to be a blacksmith.
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Two of Google’s Most Famous Dogs Really Don’t Get Along

Boston Dynamics’ dog Spot meets Andy Rubin’s dog Alex

Are parents of ‘difficult’ children more likely to use iPads to calm kids down?

It may be tempting to hand an iPad or Smartphone to a tantrum-throwing child — and maybe more so for some parents. A study shows that devices were more likely to be used as a coping strategy to pacify children with difficult behavior. However, there w…

Drones Have Reached a Tipping Point—Here’s What Happens Next

Unexpected convergent consequences…this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once. This post (four of seven) is a look at drones. Future posts will look at other tech areas, and be sure to read the first three posts if you haven’t already: When the World Is Wired: The Magic of the Internet of Everything Where Artificial Intelligence Is Now and What’s Just Around the Corner The Near Future of VR and AR: What You Need to Know An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single exponential technology (e.g., 3D printing), but try to… read more

Dale Dougherty Returns as CEO of Make:

Dale is excited to announce his return to CEO after about 18 months of serving as Executive Chairman of Make:’s board of directors.
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Why Prospecting Asteroids for Precious Resources Is Now Possible [Video]

Today’s world is built on a foundation of material objects, and Earth is the only place to obtain the natural resources that modern life depends on. But maybe not for much longer. Most of the raw materials we value on Earth exist in much larger quantities in space. Asteroids aren’t much more than huge chunks of rock, metal, and water. Leveraging them for mining and human space exploration is a major opportunity. If we solve the technical challenges, the potential is vast. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has said: “The first trillionaire in the world is going to be the person… read more

In emergencies, should you trust a robot? (w/ Video)

In emergencies, people may trust robots too much for their own safety, a new study suggests. In a mock building fire, test subjects followed instructions from an “Emergency Guide Robot” even after the machine had proven itself unreliable – and after so…

In emergencies, should you trust a robot?

In emergencies, people may trust robots too much for their own safety, a new study suggests. In a mock building fire, test subjects followed instructions from an “Emergency Guide Robot” even after the machine had proven itself unreliable – and af…

11 Tips for Creating a Good Weld

We didn’t have room for this in the magazine, but these welding tips are just too good to keep to ourselves.
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A New World Record: Fastest Ascent Made by a Drone

Drones are used for fun, for photography, for humanitarian efforts… but sometimes the need for speed reigns supreme.
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