“Cute,” “endearing,” and “magical” aren’t typically words ascribed to unmanned aerial vehicles, but they certainly could be applied to the DelFly Explorer, the world’s first intelligent, flapping micro-drone. advertisement advertisement Designed by a team of aerodynamics researchers at the Netherlands’ Technical University of Delft, the entire micro aerial vehicle (“MAV”) weighs 20 grams, or about four sheets of typical printer paper. The DelFly has wings of incredibly thin polyethylene foil, with stereo vision inspired by the exceptional capabilities of dragonflies’ compound eyes. It’s also the first robot of its kind to navigate obstacles on its own–and perhaps, its creators imagine, the first that could one day play real-life fairies. “Our main interest here is to make these micro aerial vehicles as small and as intelligent as possible,” explains Guido de Croon, one of the … [Read more...] about Meet The Tiny Drone That Flaps Its Wings Like a Dragonfly
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advertisement Over the weekend, Los Angeles hikers got their Spandex in a bunch when confronted with this idyllic scene found in one of the city’s most dog-friendly parks, Runyon Canyon. The yellow cut-out Chihuahuas are ads for PETCO–the furry brainchildren of agency The Phelps Group, I’m betting–and are situated in the canyon’s famously off-leash trails. Naturalists are naturally pissed about the wild pack of paper pups: Whoever installed it had to leave the trail and walk up the slowly-eroding hillside, a huge no-no in this park. More importantly, are their owners going to come and, ahem, pick up after them? Are these little lost golden doodles just a cleverly disruptive ploy akin to BluDot’s recent campaign to abandon 25 chairs on the streets of New York? Personally, I think they should have gone for a breed that didn’t look so much like another Runyon Canyon resident who’s probably far more welcome on this hill: The coyote. … [Read more...] about PETCO’s Pesky Puppies Found in Los Angeles Park: Ingenious or Invasive?
A new streaming platform launching this week may be giving us a peek at the future of broadcast entertainment. advertisement advertisement And it’s not Disney Plus. Welcome to the other streaming wars. Live-streaming startup Caffeine, started by former Apple designer Ben Keighran, is emerging out of a two-year beta today and aims to overtake Amazon’s Twitch and Microsoft’s Mixer as the world’s leading live broadcasting platform. The official release version features a completely new design for its website and iOS and Android apps that combines editorial, algorithmic, and social connections to make it easier to discover live broadcasting from gamers, entertainers, and athletes, as well as create your own interactive broadcasts featuring live television content. To date, the company has raised $124 million from lead investors like Fox, Andreessen Horowitz, and Greylock Partners. “The company’s thesis is that if you can become the … [Read more...] about This former Apple designer is taking on Amazon’s Twitch with $146 million and Fox’s backing
Motorola is expected to unveil the iconic Moto Razr tonight during its event in Los Angeles. The new Moto Razr will follow the new trend of foldable smartphones that have been the talk-of-the-tech-town lately.Motorola is expected to reboot the Razr with a similar design. Things will change on the inside where a foldable display will replace the tiny screen and buttons.We are speculating this based on Motorola’s invite that shows a device being folded and unfolded. The text in the image reads ‘An original unlike any other’.Close A couple of weeks before its scheduled launch, image renders of the Moto Razr were leaked by renowned tipster Evan Blass. The images give us a clear idea of what the Moto Razr will look like. related news Kia QYI compact SUV spied testing in India: What to expect All you need to know about Volvo S90 Hybrid Apple Days Sale on Amazon India: iPhone XR starts at Rs 42,900 The foldable smartphone, when folded, has a small screen with … [Read more...] about Moto Razr foldable phone likely to launch today: Here are the expected specifications
While the market holds its breath for the government to announce stimulus measures for the economy to rekindle the risk appetite of investors, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian has subtly indicated the hope may be misplaced.Speaking at the Hero MindMine Summit 2019, Subramanian seemed to indirectly rule out the possibility of a major stimulus package when he said “have to be careful on the issue of a fiscal stimulus".He emphasised that the government is not expected to intervene every time when some sectors go through sunset phases.Close While acknowledging that some sectors are not faring well, he said some of the pessimism being seen is not called for, as some sectors are performing.Taking a rather academic tone, Subramanian advised the industry and the markets to look at the averages and aggregates of the economy rather than focus on anecdotal evidence."(We) believe that there is a positive structural element in the economy," he said.Talking … [Read more...] about D Street hopes dashed? CEA Subramanian rules out fiscal stimulus