One of the biggest challenges that engineers have faced in their quest to build a humanoid robot is one of the simplest tasks for humans: walking. More specifically, they've had a hard time engineering a robot to take strides and roll each foot heel-to-toe, like we do. Until now, that is.
Regardless of which came first, chickens and their eggs are big business. In the US alone, we raise nine billion fowl—more than the total number of humans on Earth—every single year. Problem is, eggs have a natural failure rate (due to bacterial infections and such) of one percent—90 million birds annually—and our…
Radish Log, 2011.15: Took those bastards 30 minutes in a vacuum to finally wilt me. Thirty minutes in hell, or 29 minutes longer than that human sap back in '65. I'm king of the world and I'm just a radish.