When it Comes to Riding a Bike There is Nothing More Complicated

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It takes a mathematical formula to explain the motion of a bicycle.

We are told there’s nothing easier than riding a bike. The reality is when it comes to staying upright, there is nothing more complicated. The mathematical formula which explains the motion of a bicycle looks like it could be used to split the atom and took scientists from three different countries years to devise.

 

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Robots Designed To Save Lives Of Construction Workers

Robots Designed To Save Lives Of Construction Workers 

Modern robots are designed to ensure that most tasks are made easy, comfortable and safe for us. The most important aspect of using robotics lies in fields which present extreme danger to human life or in cases where our organic body can no longer withstand the crushing forces of the elements around. It for this reason that fields like marine biology and cosmology working in extreme environments depend heavily on modern robotics. With the construction industry literally reaching whole new heights, robotics is entering the new field to save lives of construction workers who indulge in dangerous tasks at precariously high altitudes.

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Motoman Robot Cooks With Manual Precision

Motoman Robot Cooks With Manual Precision

Motoman Robot

Fancy a cooking robot to help you roll out a gourmet treat this Christmas? We have earlier told you about some of the finest humanoid robots including the Chinese AIC-AI cooking robot that is capable of making Sichuan, Shandong and Canton cuisines along with thousands of Chinese dishes. (Video)

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Are Optical Illusions Caused By The Brain Or The Eye?

Are Optical Illusions Caused By The Brain Or The Eye?

 (Left) Isia Leviant’s Enigma. Most viewers say the purple rings appear to fill with rapid illusory motion. (Right) A simplified version that the researchers used in the study. Most viewers report illusory motion lengthwise along the gray stripe.

When viewing the famous optical illusion painting Enigma by Isia Leviant, many people claim to see motion within the colored circles moving against the black and white striped background. Although this optical illusion has been known for a long time, its physiological origins are still unknown.

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Nike’s Hindsight Cyclist’s Glasses

Nike’s Hindsight Cyclist’s Glasses 

 Nike Hindsight Glasses designed for cyclists

The Nike Hindsight cyclist’s glasses from designer Billy May (we loved his Torn lights before) are designed to do one simple thing: stop cyclists from getting hurt on the roads. At the extended side of each lens is a carefully arranged high-power Fresnel lens that captures the view to the sides of the wearer’s head, and sends it into the peripheral vision.

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China Building Reactionless Space Thruster

China Building Reactionless Space Thruster 

While NASA is having problems reaching milestones for their new Ares rockets-the conventional rocket that will get the US to the Moon and Mars-China is actually trying to build a reactionless space thruster like the ones used by Cylon Basestars. Yes, that’s science fiction, but the engine is theoretically possible. And I don’t know about you, but anything that looks this cool and says “Magnetron” on its plans is good enough for me:

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ShapeHand Data Glove To Help The Medical Community

ShapeHand Data Glove To Help The Medical Community 

ShapeHand Data Glove 

If you didn’t know about MoCap technology, you might be interested to know how it works and why it is being used in the medical industry lately. The technology may help the medical community to conduct research in MRI research and analysis. The ShapeHand Data Glove makes use of this technology and is a portable, lightweight motion capture system, which consists of flexible ribbons.

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