Posts Tagged ‘research’


Aug11

Beach Bot draws Walt Disney portrait in sand

2015 at 10:58 am by admin | Comments Off

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Science and robotics team ETH Zurich debuted its Beach Bot robot last December, which is capable of transforming any imported artwork or line art design into a large-scale pattern which it then scars into sand using a rear-mounted rake. After making sand art across the world over the past few months, ETH Zurich have collaborated with Disney Research in order to bring Disney’s iconic pioneer, Walt Disney, to life in sand art form! The Beach Bot created its latest work of art at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida, even mimicking Walt’s signature in the sand below the portrait! Visitors to Disney World can check out this robotic masterpiece for themselves, and can be sure to see more Beach Bot artwork pop up worldwide in the future!

Jun17

Cambridge launches LEGO research center

2015 at 12:06 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The University of Cambridge is looking for a LEGO professor! The British University, founded in 1209 and currently the fourth oldest university in the world, has founded a new LEGO research center thanks in part to the LEGO Foundation, and wishes to look into the role of play in learning, education, and development. The new branch is currently looking for an enthusiastic professor to lead the center and its potential projects, and hopes to work with the iconic building block toy and how it affects the development of learning skills and creativity in children. This will not be Cambridge’s first foray into LEGO, as it was worked with the LEGO Foundation over the past decade on early childhood learning, and has also collaborated with MIT and the Tsinghua University in China.

Apr23

NASA launching world’s biggest telescope in 2018

2015 at 12:01 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With Earth Day just passing us by, NASA plans to look beyond the confines of our planet with plans to launch the world’s largest telescope! This new telescope, named the James Webb Space Telescope, will be 100 times more powerful than the current Hubble Space Telescope, which has already given us astounding images of galaxies and cosmic objects up to 12 billion light-years away. With the groundbreaking power of the new telescope, scientists at NASA hope to be able to see the first galaxies of the universe, and hope to study how the universe was created. On top of that, the James Webb telescope will have the power to study distant planets, allowing researchers to understand the composition of their atmospheres, surfaces, and more! To be able to accomplish these feats, the James Webb will incorporate a 21-foot long mirror, which will have 70 times the light-gathering capacity of the Hubble telescope. When launched, the James Webb telescope will be placed around 930,000 miles away from the earth, which will keep it from being overheated and blinded from the Sun’s infrared rays. With the telescope set to launch in October 2018, soon humanity will have a new means of viewing and researching the universe around us!