Researchers have developed a new shape-shifting micro robot that may someday be able able to swim through the blood stream to deliver drugs. A team from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and City University of Hong Kong have mixed cardiac tissue engineering with a 3D printed wing coated with a light-sensitive gel to create a robot that can be started and stopped on command and transforms its shape when exposed to skin-penetrating near-infrared light. “With this technology we can create soft transformable robots with unprecedented maneuverability,” Zi Chen, an assistant professor of engineering at Thayer, said in a statement. “Our inspiration came from transformable toys that have different configurations and functionality. The result is no toy, it may literally change people's lives.” The remote-controllable robot includes a tail fin that simulates how whales swim through the ocean waters and a 3D printed structure in the shape of an airplane … [Read more...] about Shape-Shifting Robot Show Promise as Drug-Delivery System
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Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer Updated 12:32 am PDT, Saturday, May 4, 2019 In this image taken from NASA Television, a SpaceX Falcon rocket carrying a load of supplies lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Saturday. May, 4. 2019. SpaceX launched Saturday to the International Space Station, running at full power following repairs. (NASA TV via AP) less In this image taken from NASA Television, a SpaceX Falcon rocket carrying a load of supplies lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Saturday. May, 4. 2019. SpaceX launched Saturday to the International Space ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this image taken from NASA Television, a SpaceX Falcon rocket carrying a load of supplies lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Saturday. May, 4. 2019. … [Read more...] about SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays
caption Our 2019 Chrysler 300 S sedan. source Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider Chrysler is one of the iconic brands of American business. Through thick and thin, the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker has endured. Following a 2014 merger with Italy’s Fiat SPA, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is as strong as ever. However, the Chrysler brand within FCA has withered in recent years. For the 2019 model year, it boasts a lineup consisting of just two models – the 300 sedan and the Pacifica minivan. The 300 is one of Chrysler’s most-enduring nameplates – dating back to the mid-1950s. The “300” branding was resurrected in 1998 after being dormant since the 1970s. In 2003, Chrysler introduced the incarnation of the 300 sedan with which we are familiar today. The retro-chic full-size luxury sedan remained in production until 2010 when it was replaced with a second generation variant for the 2011 model year. Read more: We drove an … [Read more...] about We drove a $50,000 Chrysler 300S sedan to see if it’s worth the price. Here’s our verdict.
Each year, Nvidia sifts through hundreds of startups that use its graphics processing units (GPUs) to accelerate non-graphics applications, such as artificial intelligence or pattern recognition. And it comes up with a handful that are worth investment or attention via its Inception program. I’ve been to Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference every year, but I won’t be able to make it to next week’s event because it overlaps with the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. But I did have a chance to collect some info on the startups in Nvidia’s Inception, a virtual accelerator program that helps GPU-based startups get to market faster. Through the program, Nvidia provides GPU discounts, technical guidance, and business networking opportunities at places such as the Inception Showcase at GTC. This year’s batch includes: Shone Above: Shone is automating cargo ships.Image Credit: Shone Based in San Francisco, Shone is bringing autonomous cargo ships to … [Read more...] about 8 GPU-powered startups on display at Nvidia’s GTC event
caption An artist’s depiction of NASA’s Space Launch System. source NASA/MSFC NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) is designed to be the world’s most powerful rocket – one able to take astronauts to the moon and Mars. However, the $12.2-billion effort to develop and launch the first missions is running years behind schedule and faces major cost overruns. On Wednesday, government auditors published a report highlighting problems with the work of NASA and Boeing, the biggest contractor for SLS. The report flagged $64 million in extra fees awarded by NASA, slammed Boeing for “poor performance,” and questioned the “long-term sustainability” of the super-rocket program. NASA is trying to build the world’s most powerful rocket, called the Space Launch System, or SLS. The rocket program’s goal: send American astronauts back to the moon for the first time in nearly … [Read more...] about NASA’s only plan to return astronauts to the moon after nearly 50 years just got slammed by an internal audit