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Top Engineering Videos – Applied Science

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Ben Krasnow Youtube channel 'Applied Science' dives into the varied interesting applications of science and technology. Videos cover everything from how an electron microscope can be built in a home workshop, how an X-ray backscatter system works, and even how to make aerogel. The channel, originally called...

Meet the team who taught an AI to impersonate Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde

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We taught an AI to impersonate Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde – here’s what it revealed about sentience Nay, nay, I say! This cannot be, That machines should e'er surpass our art. We are the masters, them the slaves, And thus it ever shall be so! They learn, ‘tis true, but...

Five of the world’s tiniest robots

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Allow me to take you on a trip down my memory lane. As a young lad, a film I saw captured my imagination: Fantastic Voyage, a 1966 release about people shrunk to microscopic size and sent into the body of an injured scientist to repair his brain. The...

iRonCub – Jetpacks and Terrifying Dolls face

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Engineers from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have created a jetpack-wearing humanoid robot. The iRonCub has been designed to meet the very real need for robots to overcome impassable terrain and help during disaster response. However, this has been overshadowed by the inclusion of a creepy,...

Meet LEONARDO – a bipedal robot who can ride a skateboard and walk a tightrope

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Engineers at Caltech have developed a bipedal walking robot that can fly, tightrope, and skateboard. LEONARDO (LEgs ONboARD drOne, or LEO for short) works by combining two different locomotion mechanisms. The robot can achieves complex manoeuvres that require delicate balancing, such as walking on a slackline and...

How the sound of the Olympics is created – 3,600 microphones and counting

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The modern-era Olympics are among the largest sporting events in the world – but relatively few people actually get to watch the action live and in person. So the four-yearly Games have proved to be an important driver for audiovisual progress. The Tokyo 1964 Games were the first...