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Harvard’s new robot teaches kids to code

Harvard’s new robot teaches kids to code Not every robot that comes out of Boston is the stuff of childhood nightmares.In fact, kids can have a lot of fun with Harvard’s latest creation… and learn to code at the same time!

Lasers and nanoparticles combine to allow metalic 3D printing in midair

Lasers and nanoparticles combine to allow metalic 3D printing in midair For one, almost all 3D printers use plastic as the medium, and that plastic needs to be supported during the printing process.An experimental printer developed by Harvard’s Wyss Institute and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) uses nanoparticles and lasers to make metallic 3D printing feasible in midair.

Bee-inspired robot uses static electricity to land anywhere

Bee-inspired robot uses static electricity to land anywhere The micro-drone can already fly like a bee, but what if it could land like one too?The RoboBee was first unveiled by Harvard in 2013, and the basic design hasn’t changed much since.

This week in space: Ceres, Io, and an interesting answer to the Fermi paradox

This week in space: Ceres, Io, and an interesting answer to the Fermi paradox From exoplanet research and Io’s unusual atmosphere to triple supernovas, it’s been an interesting week.From Harvard this week comes a compelling and evidence-based answer to the evergreen question: if there’s life beyond our planet, where is it?

Octobot is the world’s first completely soft robot

Octobot is the world’s first completely soft robot Scientists have been working on so-called “soft robotics” in recent years to make machines a little more flexible in the real world, and a team from Harvard has created the first ever completely soft robot using a combination of 3D printing, pneumatics, and chemical reactions.The body of the Octobot was built with a combination of 3D printing, molding, and soft lithography.

Amazon adds Nvidia GPU firepower to its compute cloud

Amazon adds Nvidia GPU firepower to its compute cloud One reason Amazon gave for its decision to offer GPU compute as opposed to focusing on scaling out with additional CPU cores is the so-called von Neumann bottleneck.This wait-state became known as the von Neumann bottleneck, and it had become a serious problem by the 1970s.