Archimedes would love this axe, which is not a wedge, but a lever. Continue reading →
Is bigger better? When it comes to machines, vehicles, robots and Ferris wheels, the answer is almost always, yes.
The diminutive Cubli can not only stand on its "toes," it also represents the future of artificially intelligent machines that can react to their environment. Continue reading →
A present-day engineer imagines what 19th Century inventors would do with LEGOs. Continue reading →
Don't let the cold and snow get the best of you.
Robots have feelings, too -- if they're programmed to at least.
An artist creates tools that go on the attack, sabotaging themselves by design. Continue reading →
Over Easter weekend, kids hunted for eggs, ate copious amounts of sugar and passed out. Meanwhile, a group of kids from St. Olaf College decided to switch gears, breaking the world record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine. The students from the small liberal arts school in Northfield, Minn., we...
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