After hearing Google shut down their secret barges, Ashley and Rich reminisce on other projects Google has killed off. Also, they discuss a curious piece of couture that claims to change color based on brain activity (Rich says it looks like a fancy swim cap).
On today's show, we discuss Google killing its secret barge plans, exosuits helping shipbuilders lift heavy parts, and an odd couture headpiece that tracks brain activity.
Shipyard workers in South Korea have been testing prototype exosuits to aid construction.
Recreational divers must not go deeper than 100 feet, but this special suit, on display at the American Museum of Natural History, allows safe diving for hours.
This special suit, which weighs 530 pounds, lets divers go to depths of 1,000 feet, where water pressure is 30 times that of the surface.
We've always wanted a robot sidekick, and after watching this Nao robot play Wii Tennis with a family of four, our need for a robo-BFF is even stronger. Do you think we can program one to tolerate hanging out with us?
Researchers from MIT have designed an interface that allows a robot to tap into the reflexes of a human controller to eradicate typical robot clumsiness.
This lightweight, wearable exoskeleton fits around your foot and ankle and can reduce the amount of energy you expend on walking.
A Japanese electronics company has built a fully operational robotic exoskeleton, accompanied by its very own Manga.
Nathaniel Stern dives beneath the sea armed with DIY photography rigs toggled from custom electronics. The artist's results? Bizarre and beautiful.