Tomorrow Daily 104: 3D-printed dog legs, touchable yearbooks, cleaning up space trash and more
On today's show, a special yearbook is helping blind students see their classmates.
A dog gets a new set of legs.
3D printed pair of legs.
Also NASA has a new way to take out the space trash that's inspired by Gecko.
But you will not get 15% off your car insurance.
Greetings citizens of the internet welcome to Tomorrow Daily.
The best geek talk show in the known universe.
I'm your host Ashley Esqueda, joining me as always is to my right, to your left.
The one and only Khail Anonymous.
I like, I like-
On a Monday.
Your lower third better than mine.
They're both like just our names.
By the way incase you haven't been trolling around on the CNET videos that have been coming out there's a blooper real up now.
Yeah we have to talk about the blooper real.
We never make mistakes.
And so we just couldn't submit anything.
They asked and we said-
We never make mistakes.
And producer Logan was like never over.
We never do.
That's, that's true.
Producer Logan they asked and he was like I'm sorry they're just too perfect.
And with that, let's hit the headlines.
Of course one thing that we say in the show [UNKNOWN] is total fabrication, and it might have been that.
I'm just throwing that out there.
You're gonna make it, no, you cursed us.
You're gonna make a huge mistake this episode.
I'm sure I
Okay, here we go.
I'm sure I will.
So pay attention.
I'm, I'm here, aren't I?
[LAUGH] No, I'm just kidding.
Okay so our first story is awesome, super heart warming.
Comes from South Korea.
This is the Seoul National School for the Blind and they were recently given the opportunity to let its most recent graduating class actually quote unquote see their other classmates.
So this is awesome.
A company named 3D-Tech made a bust of eight blind students.
So they made, they 3D printed very detailed, small, palm like hand-held statues of each of these classmates.
And then they mounted them onto a rack about, I think eight wide.
Obviously, there's eight of them.
And then they put little nameplates in Braille underneath the faces.
And so just like a yearbook picture brought to life with 3D printing.
They're able to feel the faces of their classmates.
And they are able to sort of, in a way, see what they look like.
That's really touching.
Yeah and they compare.
Like they say your nose is small and everything.
It's like oh it resembles you.
Speaker: They can remember the faces of their friends.
And, and they are, they each got one of these eight long, busts.
And so, they.
Speaker: Oh, they each got one.
Speaker: They each got one.
So now they have it with them for life.
And, and always be able to look back fondly.
Speaker: Oh my God.
Speaker: On, on all their friends, after graduation.
But it's really really cool.
Like, I love how.
3D printing is kind of really at the forefront of, of, these, these sorts of stories that are kind of like.
You know, we think about 3D printing as something that could potentially be used for evil.
Like you see 3D printed guns.
Yeah, I guess that that's a.
And like, well, no.
There's, like, people who would say, well, 3D printing, I don't know.
Like, I'm not sure about it.
But then you see things like this, and it's just so heartwarming.
And you just go, gosh, like.
This is something we've never been able to do, even five years ago.
Like this is great.
Well just the fact that someone thought to use it for this is incredible.
Really really cool.
And they, and these kids and patients, just listening are so touched they were like hugging.
They were really excited.
Yeah, they were really excited to be able to experience that and check it out.
And I just thought that was such a nice way to open up the show this week.
And really heartwarming.
And like we're in the Christmas Spirit.
That one and this next story are definitely ones to bank when you're talking about 3D printing.
Whenever you're talking, in discussion, about the guns or whatever.
Yeah especially if someone brings up, well I'm not sure about 3D printing.
It could be used for so many bad things.
And then you say, well.
Well, not only that, but like, where the future's going so let's get started on my story.
Let's do that.
Not to, not to leave your kids behind.
No no no, but we, we have other, other things to touch up on.
So, a dog un, unfortunately was born without, front paws.
This is, his name is Derby.
Here's Derby the dog.
And Derby the dog was born without front paws.
Very sad thing, he was a rescue.
Well his owner, Tara Anderson,.
Works for 3D systems and decided that she wanted to try and, you know, help him out.
They had already tried, you know, putting it on wheels.
And it couldn't play with the other dogs very well.
I'd imagine that would be really hard to have those little wheel chairs.
You can't move around, yeah.
Yeah, you can't really pivot.
So you can't pivot quickly.
Now this is his foster owner?
Oh there he is.
Here's the wheels that looks cumbersome and makes the dog like twice the size.
But he can get around kind of.
But not quite.
Yeah and so you know, they decided to, through 3D systems,.
Print out some, some paws for it to have.
This is just like in Forrest Gump when he's like, Lieutenant Dan you've got some magic legs.>> [LAUGH]
This is just like that, except with dogs.
so, so they ended up going with instead of like latches or whatever, they've got a loop system.
So that he can move around more easily.
Right, cause if they did like a peg- -
Yeah, instead of just like a foot- -
and then also it would maybe sink in the ground, yeah.
And it's hard to get used to.
So as you can see, it's got kind of like a rounded shape.
Wow, look at that, it's like a [CROSSTALK]
Better room for error and movement.
There about to put them on him.
They're saying they're starting it lower to the ground because they want Derby to get used to the legs.
And they'll increase the height over time as he gets more comfortable.
Look at him go!
I know, he's got some crazy mobility!
Look it, he's running.
Running, just kinda like, trotting around.
I mean, that's insanity.
You can see how he's, he's a little lower to the ground in the front, because that's obviously where his paws are.
He's gotta get used to right, I see.
Well he's getting used to it.
Yeah, weight distribution and whatnot.
They're already on, they're about to print his fourth generation of these.
That's the best.
3D printing, like moving this sort of thing and making it more accessible to people, and you know, look it probably a lot more important than going through
Look at how happy this dog is!
Like, that's the best.
That's the best best.
I mean, it's a- -
So, there you go.
If you're a Grinch, this show today is gonna make your heart grow three sizes.
You won't need the Who's down in Whoville.
You just need today.
Still not a lot for me.
Well, you know.
It's the same thing as, like, something times one, it doesn't grow very much.
Well, something times zero is still zero.
Maybe point two.
You're point two.
So there you go.
So that's two, two positive stories about three printing, what do you got?
I've got a third.
It's a positive story but it might take a little while to really put it in action.
But you know, I don't know if you knew this, but there's actually a lot of space trash in our orbit.
Like we actually have a lot of trash.
Like dead satellites and, not like you know, McDonald's cups or anything.
It's not like [LAUGH] sea barge.
You know those like islands of garbage out in the ocean.
Sad islands of garbage.
That's where I dump my oil.
Kale dumps all of his oil and sewage out into space.
but, yeah, no, this is really cool.
So NASA, there's about 21,000 objects orbiting the earth right now that are dead, not used.
That NASA put there.
Well and it's dangerous, especially when you have launch, you know, we've all seen Gravity.
It's dangerous to have space trash around.
And so NASA has unveiled this robot gripper.
That they think can help bring in garbage and so what they're doing right now this is a micro gravity flight that they did and that's a 20 pound box but it simulates a 250 pound item.
They were able to kind of like grip it.
So what they've done is, they were inspired by geckos, who can stick to some pretty rough surfaces.
And the way that they do is there's, like, sorta these hair structures on the, on their pads.
And so they've created something very similar to that with synthetic hair structures on the grippers' adhesive pads that allow them to either grip or let.
Go, which is really fascinating.
So yeah, there they are pulling this guy around.
I love that.
And so the future, in the future the idea is that they would, send a robot up into orbit with these gripper pads.
And it would go around the Earth and collect things.
And so it would basically clean up space trash.
A space, space trash garbage man.
And what are we gonna do with it when we get it back?
Well I would imagine we'd throw it in the ocean, like we do everything else.
Yeah, no that's messed up.
No it's no I don't know.
I, I'm not really sure.
I would imagine well some of it might be able to be repurposed.
I, so, so they're just gonna send out a robot to go out there and clean up space, or what's the deal?
Yeah I mean I think it, like the technology I've seen it used in a couple of different ways.
Precisely this but a very similar application where they have people doing like the Spidermanning up the wall.
Like it's that gecko sort of.
It's like inspired by the gecko and how it sticks to rougher surfaces.
So right now like I said it can grab the equivalent of about 250 pounds in microgravity.
And then there's testing right now the grippers on a bunch of different spacecraft surfaces.
Just see how well it can grab things.
And they were saying that in the future they might be able to like, you know, get something and, and take it to another location in orbit or maybe if something like, falls off the ISS, then go get it, retrieve it, bring it back.
Things like that.
So I thought that was pretty neat.
And they were saying also, that it would, it would potentially in the future be used to help things that are spinning out of control on space.
So that scary scenario.
By the way so how much space trash was out there again?
21,000 pieces of space trash.
Oh my god.
That'll take forever to clean up.
But the big thing is is that like I mentioned it's really dangerous for launches.
To have to go through these like, patches of, of space garbage.
Which is really, did you ever think your life that you would be talking about space garbage?
Like, we have a real space garbage you guys.
Don't throw out your milk shakes or half eaten burritos while you're in the spacecraft.
Like, no, no good.
It's just really weird that we're talking about space trash.
I, it's one of those things where I'm like, I don't.
As if I were just as a person like okay.
Can't even imagine, that wouldn't have been a thing I thought of.
Like wow, there's going to be some garbage in our orbit.
That dirty dirty space.
We got to clean it up.
Yeah, clean it up just like I do in Fallout.
I clean up one piece of garbage at a time.
You need to learn how to play Fallout my lady.
So do you want, do you have a hash tag of the day for that?
Do you want a, I'm not trying to think of.
Our hashtags, cuz I didn't before we.
That was the big mistake I made.
Oh, you don't, you don't have a hashtag?
You were, you were right.
But I think you need to make one up right now on the spot.
I tuh, I TD, TDtra, TDtrash.
What SciFi trash do you think we'd find up, if we went up into space?
In any series.
It could be from like Star Wars.
Or Star Trek.
Or Battlestar Galactica.
There's a lot of them.
Lost in space.
Yeah, like Luke's hand floating out there or something.
I'd like that.
I'd like to see that.
Catch it, get a gripper.
Catch Luke's hand, have a little museum.
Maybe some like, Chewbacca hair trimmings.
Okay, all right.
Maybe that's out there.
The satellite that got knocked off the Millennium Falcon, Return of the Jedi.
You got, you got that going on.
I like that, seedy trash.
The Apollo 13 ring.
That's your, that's your hashtag.
Not, not great.
You have a-
But I just came up with it.
You have a second hashtag, though.
Because we're gonna, we're gonna need this.
This is a more important hashtag.
On Wednesday, [UNKNOWN] and I are doing our Best of CES show.
Or, not best of CES.
I have CES on the brain.
Yeah, you do.
Best of 2014 show.
I should, and what we're doing is we're asking you also to contribute your best of 2014.
Maybe you should focus on that.
Yeah, maybe focus on that.
But, but what I want is either your best tech story, your, your favorite tech story of 2014.
Your favorite video game of 2014.
And, or your favorite pop culture news in 2014.
So all the things that we covered.
So tell us what your favorite thing was this year.
In those three categories.
Which ones stuck with you?
And we'll tell you ours.
On that show on Wednesday which is pretty exciting.
I swear to god.
And that'll be our last show of the year.
If anybody says that blood video game thing I'm-
I'm gonna quit.
If you want Khail to quit say the blood video gaming machine.
There you go.
On that note we're gonna take a quick break we will be right back so don't click away and we will have another round of Back it or Hack it and of course your user feedback.
So stick around.
Welcome back to the show.
Where we've returned.
Hopefully that one big mistake.
And notice we both are wearing, what, what seem like aggressively violent shirts.
What is yours?
Mine's a reaper from Overwatch.
I got this at BlizzCon.
Yeah, so this is his mask.
He was really fun.
He had the dual pistols and then, like, his special move was like, you would turn into kind of like a phantom.
And you would spin around in circles and pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow.
And like, shoot everybody around you.
It was cool.
I wish I got to play it.
You'll, maybe we'll, listen.
Maybe I'll pull some strings.
Get you on Attack Alpha.
Yeah, get those strings.
Whenever they have an Alpha level.
I don't know when that's gonna be.
We have to talk to about this, back it or hack it because Kale found it and I found it very fascinating.
It's actually got a lot of cool features, so this is back it or hack it.
So today we will be discussing the Uno Noteband.
This is a wearable, lot's of wearables this year.
Big year for wearables.
This one was a little bit different though, and I, I, I like kind of the idea behind it.
This is speed reading notifications.
So here's the deal, there's a website.
and it lets you put in texts and it will speed read it to you just like this.
So your, if your not, watching the show, it basically puts up one word at a time centered.
And it's been shown like, according to them, that you read up to 80% faster it, with this method.
One word at a time.
So, very interesting.
And so, this wearable, basically just shows you the words of your notification one word at a time centered so that you can read them very quickly.
Which, I like, and it includes call notification, email, social media, calendar alerts, and then, the other thing that's really cool is you can also get gaming notifications.
So it, it is connectable to Scheme, Xbox and Play Station, so if you get new friend requests,
You can check that out and you can you know, you can, accept a friend request or-
So it's primarily like a messaging type band or what?
Yeah it's well they call it a note band and I thought that was really interesting because it is kind of like, it's just so like oh here's notes.
Like here's some notes from this notification or here's you know, here's an email that is going to show you one word at a time so that you can speed read it while not necessarily having to stop and like look.
And you can turn up the.
Speed at which it sends those words to your devise.
So it's like you can turn it up to a certain level.
And it will be like, instead of going, hi Kail nice to meet you, it would be like hi Kail nice to meet you.
Like way, you can speed it up or slow it down.
So it's a way to not have to keep looking at your phone.
Yes, and I think the one thing they mention at the very beginning at their indie go-go video is, we look at our phones a hundred and fifty-times a day.
And their, like, we wanna, just, wanna just axe that, [INAUDIBLE] that, want people to look at their phones less.
Which is a very noble pursuit, I mean its a very noble pursuit, of course.
But I, like I really like this idea.
It's really awesome.
So there you go, and, and how much.
Yeah what's going on with that?
The first early bird is sold out.
But you can back it for 69 bucks right now for one or two bands for 118 dollars.
And it delivers in April of next year so.
Oh wow that's pretty soon.
That's the timeline.
When most kickstarters and other crowd funding projects are like a year out or more, like this is four months.
Yeah, pretty close, yeah.
So it's pretty nice.
And, I think they have some stretch goals, like color, colorful bands or face plates, like different things like that.
So you can go check that out and they're doing quite well.
People seem to really like it.
I believe it's already going to be funded, so.
Go go check it out.
Oh, there you go.
It was pretty neat.
I like I thought it was really awesome.
So I say back it.
I mean, I'm interested.
I like, I'd like, I'd like to try it so I'm hoping maybe they'll be at [UNKNOWN].
I like that it's, it's relatively cheap.
Like, it seems cheap and it's it works with everything, so yeah.
And the other thing is you don't need to charge it every day.
They said it will last like, between like, three, two to four days.
Like, depending on how often you get notifications and how often your screens light up.
Yeah, I really like that.
Now that we are done with Doctor Hackett, well thank you by the way for bringing that to our attention, cause I didn't see that and I thought was really cool.
Now that we're done with that we have what you guys have to say so it's time for user feedback.
Oh you guys are so magical because last week we asked you to use hashtags tdfigure to tell us what.
What animated act, like for a statue you would have.
And what it would do
And you really, you guys are geniuses.
Leo wrote to us and said, I would have a Gandalf figurine.
That would say, you shall not pass.
While stomping his wooden stick whenever you walk past it.
you, [LAUGH] you'd pass it any way.
And you'd pass it anyway and be like suck it [UNKNOWN], it's time for me to ago again, sorry.
Rick wrote to us and said Steve Jobs Action Figure.
After every email he would say we have one more thing for you and this is the greatest email ever.
[LAUGH] I bet you like that.
Well I, I love the idea of him being like.
Every time you get a notification it's like a random rotation of words, like, it's magical, it's revolutionary.
Like, like I love the idea of like, just these little like, sound bites.
They're really funny.
And also, I think you should definitely program him screaming at you at some point.
Because that was, he liked to scream at people.
Okay, yeah, I don't want that.
I wouldn't buy it then.
Well, no, it's like if something goes wrong.
Like, you know how you get your like warning message for something that is bernk or whatever, that it would be like.
Steve being like, No!
That's just like, funny to me.
And then, Kaml wrote to us and said, Nicki Minaj?
Love her voice.
I just come up to your show on YouTube, you guys are awesome.
He's from Africa.
I wanna know what the Nicki Minaj one was too.
I think the name is Aretria.
I think that's it.
I like that name.
Yeah, that's good.
But yeah, Nicki Minaj.
I like that.
What would it, what would it do?
Just do like its faces, like-
I don't know, maybe it sings Super Bass.
It would sing Super Bass?
Boy you got my heartbeat running away.
I don't know, like it could be, could be good, something.
Wesley wrote to us.
And said definitely would want Motoko Kusanagi Ghost in The Shell or Spike Spiegel Cowboy Bebop
Those are good.
Yeah, some anime love there.
That's anime for all the Otakus out there.
And then Joey wrote us an email and said Dear Tomorrow Daily, I love the idea of having a moving, high end action figure.
I personally want one of Inigo Montoya
from The Princess Bride.
I want to walk in the door and have it say I am Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.
Love the show.
[LAUGH] Sincerely, Joey.
And it checks to see if you have six figures on your left hand?
I think that it, it should also have a scanner in it's like forehead or something.
Where it, where you have to put your hands up and he's like do you know the six fingered man?
I am looking for a man [INAUDIBLE]
Devon wrote to us and said [COUGH] finally, Devon wrote to us and said I would have my figure be Arnold Schwarzenegger and he would say all of his famous catchphrases and in the mornings when I leave in the mornings I would say I'll be back, and then he would say no I'll be back
then we would keep saying that until one of us gave up.
I like that he ran through the whole scenario.
I love it.
That's one of my favorite emails [CROSSTALK]
Try to beat a robot.
Like run through the whole scenario for us.
It's great, but yeah you guys had some really good answers so you better step it up for T D Trash and best of 2014 because.
It's going to get serious.
[UNKNOWN] is not going to be fun.
I think it will be great.
No this is out outtakes.
I thought that was really good.
Alright, so our very last piece of user feedback as always is our 'phonetograhper' of the day.
So our phonetographer of the day today comes from Kyli R., and he took this picture with a Galaxy S3, and he said, ever since I got a Nixon Coolpix point and shoot camera in middle school, I've been trying to demonstrate how a non-professional camera can be used to take great photos.
Now, with my Galaxy S3, I keep trying to prove that point.
Here's my latest attempt at an artistic photo with a relatively cheap, somewhat old camera taken while waiting for this season's solar eclipse.
It's a Galaxy S Three.
That's like years old.
Got some depth of field going there.
Got a little yeah, got a, got some depth of field happening.
Nice, I love this little sapling.
Like a little sapling sticking out, sticking out of the ground where everything else looks dead.
It's really nice.
The juxtaposition of life and death.
I think he proves his point.
We're getting deep.
We're getting deep with this.
You totally proved your point.
This looks fantastic.
You win, god.
Nice job Kylie.
You're my favorite now.
my favorite viewer.
Yeah you're officially now Kellie's favorite.
Still not my favorite.
Well, it's hard [CROSSTALK]
Easy to impress Khail, not so much me.
I'm tough to impress.
Very, very true.
If you guys just wanna send in your phone-togrophy to be considered to be featured on the show, you can email us, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Al, Also, I found a really good reason for people to give us thumbs up on the videos, because it helps us, get to the lists of like what's hot and relevant.
At that time when the videos go out.
Hot and relevant.
On YouTube, yeah.
Where it's like here's, like popular, things that are popular right now.
Things that are not trending, but its like kinda of like trending.
So thumbs up help.>> Yeah, give us some thumbs up.>> So now I have a good reason other than it makes me feel good on the inside.
We seem all warm and fuzzy.
In my chin.
In my, in my face.
You're like, you're much warmer every time there's, okay.
I am, I am.
That's why I'm so happy all the time, cuz everybody's so nice on the internet.
Cuz they're being good people?
Yeah, they're being, they're being good humans.
And speaking of which, we'll be back tomorrow with a brand new docket of weird, wonderful,.
Some crazy, nerd stuff.
And, til then be good humans and we'll see you guys next time.
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