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LinkEngineering – In Engineering, Failure is Human—and Necessary!
“For our final presentation, we showed the crash video (to the surprise of the class and our professor), and that allowed us to show what drove our modifications and ultimate success.
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Build and fly a box kite – Boys’ Life magazine
“You can make this kite with easy-to-find materials from your hardware or craft store. Lightweight materials will help it soar, even in a mild breeze.”
Trash Bag Kites | Science | Video | PBS LearningMedia
“kite’s design allows you to manage and adjust to the pushes and pulls the kite is subject to, primarily due to wind. As the students build kites using plastic trash bags, wooden dowels
“There are kites of all shapes, sizes, and colors. The sled kite in thisactivity is made from a piece of cloth or paper and two drinkingstraws. The straws are attached parallel to each other
Build a tetrahedral kite – Boys’ Life magazine
“A year before the Wright brothers made their historic flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., Bell wrote in 1902 that it was possible to build large, lightweight flying machines.
Piaggio’s Cargo Robot Uses Visual SLAM to Follow You Anywhere – IEEE Spectrum
“PFF is instead starting with something simpler: A pleasingly roundish robot called Gita (“gee-tah”) that will follow you around, carrying 19 kilograms of tools, groceries, or whatever
Generating Electricity with a Flexible Glass Thinner than a Business Card >
“installation over existing skyscraper windows – a process that effectively would turn these buildings into massive vertical solar power generators, greatly reducing their carbon footprint
Ophthalmologists vs. AI: It’s a Tie – IEEE Spectrum
“An AI program trained with just 410 images of congenital cataracts (a rare disease that causes irreversible blindness), plus 476 images of disease-free eyes performed as well as doctors