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NASA Free Software catalog for 2017-2018

NASA Software Catalog offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications.The catalog is available for use at no charge. Certain codes have been licensed by NASA for commercial purposes and are only available to other agencies or companies with a government contract. If a software product is availablefor commercial purposes, a statement indicating that the code “is available for Continue reading

Insect-Inspired Microbots

bumblebee3See how scientists use high-speed videography to investigate – and learn from – the clumsy flight of the bumblebee.

What researchers at UC Davis discovered when capturing bees with high-speed video to examine their flight patterns and behaviors. Further research details the existence of the protein Reslin located at the joints of wing segments, which allow bee

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aut0n0m0us and 18650-Old Laptop Battery to DIY 120W (12V, 10A) Li-ion battery pack

Our Friend from Autonomous-Vasko is showing how to unpack and assemble battery packs. If you visit his website, you can find more for his Project and his planned Trip in Spain. Used batteries from laptops 18650 become to return back for second life. A new life in service of humanity and environment. Expect more interesting projects from Autonomous soon. His inventions promised decentralized and open source existence, outside of the modern social model.

 

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MythBusters Final Results

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If you love MythBusters and you are curious about the final result of their experiments, the web site MythResults summarizes all 271 episodes of the show so you can quickly see what’s fact and what’s fiction.

The MythBusters tested over 1,000 distinct myths in 271 hour-long episodes spanning 14 years, resulting in a vast amount of information about common myths and interesting phenomena. There you can read a full-on summary, including an explanation of the test and the science behind the results.  Continue reading

Barcelona Bitcoin Community and Andreas Antonopoulos-Thoughts on the future of money- FabLab Barcelona 24th March 2016

AA and BBCBarcelona Bitcoin Community proudly presents next Bitcoin meetup in FabLab Barcelona with special guest Andreas Antonopoulos. The meeting is scheduled for 24th of March 2016 and will take place at our great hosts from FabLab Barcelona.

Language (talk and Q&A): English
Free entrance with previous reservation.

Andreas Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin.

As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer,  Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As an advisor, he helps Continue reading

What is NASA Spinoff and how life on Earth profiting from it?

PHOTOGRAPHER: Bill Brassard (NBL)

NASA technology is all around us, turning trash into oil, saving women from a deadly complication of childbirth, and putting the bubbles in beer.

These technologies and more are featured in the 2016 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication, highlighting the many places NASA shows up in daily life and the aeronautics and space programs where the innovations got their start. Continue reading

Rogue waves Prediction?

Rogue WavesIt’s bad enough to be on the sea during a storm, with the ship rocking in the high winds and rolling with the tempest-tossed waves. But it could always be worse. Rogue waves are twice as large as the surrounding waves, which in stormy seas can be absolutely massive. Seafarers have reported waves like this over 110 feet tall, large enough to swamp a ship.

Rogue waves are unpredictable, coming seemingly out of nowhere. Until now, the only warnings that a Continue reading

Boston Dynamics promoting the new version of Atlas

boston-dynamics-atlasA new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated.

It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs. In the next video Continue reading

4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architecture

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A team at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS has developed a new micro-scale printing method to create transformable objects. These “4D-printed” objects go a step beyond 3D printing to incorporate a fourth dimension–time.
The method was inspired by the way plants change shape over time in response to environmental stimuli. This orchid-shaped structure is printed with a hydro gel composite ink containing aligned cellulose fibrils, which enable an-isotropic swelling. A proprietary mathematical model developed by the team precisely predicts how the fibrils will swell in water. Continue reading

Barcelona Mini Maker Fair 2016

Min Maker FaireMaker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth Continue reading

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Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world

_DSC0117Last weekend we were invited to visit Green Fab in the outskirts of Barcelona. A project promoted by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and part of the Fab City network. One dream place for green thinking and birthplace for many of the environment-friendly and adorable projects coming out from Makers community recently. The Lab is situated in the center of Collserola park-the largest metropolitan park in the world – 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. Incredible Continue reading

Biowearables… Someone ?

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The newest activity tracking device may not even be a device. Austin-based software design firm Chaotic Moon Studios has created a concept prototype for tech tattoos, a circuit that you can wear on the surface of your skin. The components are attached with Continue reading