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What Makes the Impossible Burger Look and Taste Like Real Beef?

People eat animals that eat plants. If we just eliminate that middle step and eat plants directly, we would diminish our carbon footprint, decrease agricultural land usage, eliminate health risks associated with red meat, and alleviate ethical concerns over animal welfare. For many of us, the major hurdle to executing this plan is that meat […]

Uber ATG gets $1B to accelerate toward self-driving car production

Uber’s Advanced Technology Group unit is partnering with Toyota, DENSO, and SoftBank to accelerate development and commercialization of self-driving cars. This deal is the latest in a well-funded race.

Without More Government Support for R&D, Solar Power’s Future Looks Cloudy

Perovskites and other advanced solar tech need far more investment to move from lab to market

How We Got From Jacquard Looms To Desktop CNC Machines

View story at Medium.com The folks over at Bantam Tools, who make a  desktop milling machine, are dropping a nice history lesson for us, in order to educate makers on where CNC mills came from. The series starts with a brief breakdown of some of the co…

Cool Crowdfunding: Etching Press, Mechanical Pegasus, and Beautiful Models

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever del…

NVIDIA Isaac SDK now available for robotics developers

NVIDIA’s Isaac SDK and Isaac Simulator, which were announced last month, are now available for robotics developers to download. The Isaac SDK toolbox offers developers access to Isaac applications, GEMs (robot capabilities), a Robot Engine, and the Isaac Sim. NVIDIA’s goal with its Isaac portfolio is to make it easier for manufacturers, researchers, and startups…

How drones & robots helped extinguish Notre Dame fire

The brave firefighters who battled the raging fire earlier this week at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris had robotic helpers by their sides and in the sky. A mobile robot named Colossus and two DJI drones helped extinguish the fire and save the 850-year-old historic structure from completely collapsing. Colossus, made by French company Shark…

Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios

Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables a robot to incorporate calculations made on the fly to account for the complex airflows of confined spaces rather tha…