Why bother with expensive artificial fingers when a vacuum-powered beanbag works better? Robots are great at manipulating objects like automobile parts and circuit-board components. But what about a glass of orange juice, a ball bearing, or a raw egg? Expensive, Terminator-style artificial hands are awful at picking up everyday objects. But the human hand is an incredibly delicate instrument, capable of firmly gripping objects and not letting go until we decide we’re good and ready. Robot hands tend to be both clunky and metallic, and often result in dropped items. But no longer.
The secret lies in the coffee. You’d think that was a typo, but not so much. Scientists from Cornell, the University of Chicago and iRobot have created human-analogue hands using nothing but coffee grounds, party balloons and a vacuum pump. It is inspired by Cornell’s new, innovative robotic gripper (a sort of shape-shifting balloon hand), Steve Norris of Norris Labs decided to go DIY and make his own home-brewed replica at a lower cost. Heinrich Jaeger throws that out the window, and has built a hand that can pick up almost anything out of a balloon, coffee grounds and a vacuum pump.
First of all Merry Christmas to all our Geekers who are reading Geeker’s Magazine on regular basis. Holidays has just started thats why today we come up with some Beautiful Christmas Wallpapers for your desktops. All wallpapers are of 1600×1200, 1024×768 pixels resolution hope you will like them! Once again Merry Xmas to all of you and have great and happening holidays.
A Webcam is Video capturing device connected to a computer device via USB or via wi-fi. the main purpose of the webcam is used in messenger programs such as Windows live messenger, Skype, Yahoo messenger Gtalk and much more. Webcams are used to send images or continuous frames to a computer screen. That’s the somewhat technical explanation. What’s more interesting is “why” people own them. There are many reasons: They’re great for videocalling, videoconferencing, Xbox Live gaming, monitoring your home/office, and even spying on your pet (or nanny or…). (Hey, don’t you ever wonder what they do all day long?) Webcams are often available as optional computer accessories and we’re now seeing them integrated into LCD monitors.
So, If you using a webcam on your computer and getting bored by using simple webcams. then try something different with your webcam. here we are going to enlist up some of the beautiful and amazing webcam which you might want to try.
Apple iPhone 4 has been released to most of the international markets. iPhone 4 is sold for the cheapest price in Hong Kong along with Singapore touching price ground as low as €500 for a 16 GB unlocked iPhone and €590 for a 32 GB unlocked iPhone whereas iPhone prices in Italy up to €659 for a 16 GB unlocked iPhone and €779 for a 32 GB unlocked iPhone.
The most important feature released in Google Chrome is the support for extensions. Chrome extensions are easier to create than Firefox extensions because they’re nothing more than web pages that use Chrome’s APIs. With Google Chrome extensions, you can add more features to the browser to help you with many necessary things. So, if you are one of the newcomers to Google’s Chrome, here are 50+ Useful Google Chrome extensions that will help you in your work and possibly replace some of your existing tools.
Before you go ahead with our this post on chrome extensions here are some of our previous posts on other chrome extensions that you might like:-
5 Chrome extensions for safe browsing
Google Chrome Extensions for Web developers