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Cyberhand Touches and Feels

I put my order in today for a new Cyberhand to replace this 30-year-old model I’m using. Talk about out-dated! The new hand is controlled via an internal wireless receiver/transmitter (Telemetric Link). It includes Force Feedback (efferent and afferent response), which is a huge boon to amputees, I’m sure. I’m…Continue Reading

The Portrait of the Inventor Rational

“Found in two percent (at most) of the population, Inventors are good at functional analysis, and have both a tolerance for and enjoyment of complex problems.” That’s an interesting piece of information, and it apparently describes me. I took the Jung Typology Test as recommended by Darren Barefoot. He speaks…Continue Reading

Huygen’s Update

Despite recent exposure to a “communications glitch,” I am continually impressed by what we’re seeing from this latest celestial achievment. Getting images, let alone audio, from Titan is just awesome! Generically speaking, it’s just some rocks on dirt in a orangish environment. Could be mistaken for Mars under poor lighting…Continue Reading

Fishing Trip on Mars

It turns out that scientists are decided on the history of Mars as it relates to water. From what they can tell from the plethora of probes at and around the planet, water existed and for a long period of time. It’s something in the magnitudes of millions of years…Continue Reading

Kickboxing Robots Draw Crowds in Japan

In case you missed the Robo-One competition in Kawasaki, Japan, CNN has a good write-up on it. I also found some great videos on the subject. I’m so intrigued with the critters that are showing up in this competition. Basically, it’s a large group of combatant, bipedal, robotic machines (not…Continue Reading