As it bounces through the Australian outback, the typical kangaroo can cover around 25 to 30 feet per hop. It’s a model of efficiency: Every time the kangaroo hits the ground, its tendons stretch to store energy like the spring in a pogo stick, so it can easily speed up without getting tired. It’s so good at hopping, in fact, that for the last two years, a German company called Festo has been secretly developing a robot that tries to copy everything a natural kangaroo can do.
The impact of a Free Windows OS
Microsoft is now offering Windows 8 free on tablets and phones smaller than 9 inches in size – the impact is that all operating systems can now be judged on their features and not price.
Microsoft Windows 8 is now Free for devices smaller than 9 inches
Microsoft made its money from selling an OS. This was great in the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. Even the early ‘teens of the 21st century were good to…
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This millennial generation, 85% of them won’t make a decision without consulting a peer. They expect to have an app for everything.
In the future, we will have robot overlords. This uncomfortable experiment (captured in hilarious video) shows just how easily humans will roll over when we work for the machines.
Just because its robotic awesomeness! (And quite a feat of auto-correction in terms of balance).
Technology at its cutest — The Bipedal Cycling Robot
In 2011, robot creator Masahiko Yamaguchi demonstrated a robot which can balance, steer and correct itself while riding a fixed-gear bike.
Full video with more information here.