All of us are well acquainted with building blocks [like lego bricks], using which it is possible to create and build various structures, big or small. Researchers from MIT [Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology] have created little biological bricks which can also be ‘stacked’ one upon another to create shapes, forms and structures associated with the human body.
Lasik is not new to us. The use of laser in correcting vision problems in people has been there for quite sometime. The latest news on vision correction suggests that inserting a plastic lens by surgical methods inside the eye [ “either behind the pupil or in front of the iris”] yields a better result as compared to laser surgery. The procedure is called Phakic IOL Treatment and uses Intra-ocular Lenses (IOLs).
So how do sea kites look like? According to an artist’s rendition they should look like as seen in this picture above. The purpose? A Swedish company named Minesto is planning to harness tidal energy using Sea Kites attached to the ocean floor as another source of ‘renewable’ energy. The system is called the ‘Deep Green‘ technology and as the data goes, each underwater turbine is estimated to produce 500 kilowatts of electricity.
Ambitious as it may sound, as per YomiuriOnline, Japan is planning to send a two-legged robot (a biped) to the moon as early as 2015. Japan is widely known for robots of various types and has been tremendously successful in this area, so expecting something like this in the next 5 years may be possible. The project is estimated at $10.5 million (approx).
So what’s this cute looking bot up to? Looks like it is filling the cup with water or else could it be washing it? Do not mistake it for a scene from a sci-fi movie; it is truly a Dishbot. Startling as it may sound but this HRP-2 humanoid bot is real and has been developed to take care of the cleaning process that involves dish washing starting right from the table itself!