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A gallery of earthy goodness by MRK

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While there’s a lot to be said for clear diagram
s, I’ll take these down and dirty versions any time.

You may have seen MRK’s amazing videos, but did you know that you can buy prints of his digital creations? 


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Egad! Robot jellyfish the size of a grown man.

Virginia Tech: Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish

Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing 170 pounds, as part of a U.S. Navy-funded project.

The prototype robot, nicknamed Cyro, is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish the same team – headed by Shashank Priya of Blacksburg, Va., and professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech – unveiled in 2012. The earlier robot, dubbed RoboJelly, is roughly the size of a man’s hand, and typical of jellyfish found along beaches.

(by virginiatech) Via wildcat2030