This Quadcopter Turns Into a Self-Balancing Rolling Wheel

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have managed to teach a quadcopter some impressive new tricks that vastly expand its capabilities past flying. Their Multi-field Universal Wheel for Air-land Vehicle—or MUWA for short—features variable pitch propellers so the thrust can be directed in opposite directions,… » 11/05/13 8:50am 11/05/13 8:50am

Scientists Serve Up Bluetooth Replacement in the Form of Inkjet-Printed…

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a new 1mm thick plastic sheet inkjet-printed with various nanoparticles and insulating and semiconducting polymers that enables electronic devices placed on it to communicate with one another. A technology like this would have advantages over other means of… » 12/14/07 4:30pm 12/14/07 4:30pm