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Question by vicky: which engineering colleges in tamil nadu allow robotics as an elective subject?
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None, go to USA dude..
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Question by ♥Laguna Luv♥: What is a better subject to learn: Marine Science or Forensics/Robotics?
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Are there any places in Connecticut that I could take a class for a field trip on the subject of robotics?
Question by sprank1: Are there any places in Connecticut that I could take a class for a field trip on the subject of robotics?
I am looking for field trips in or near the state of Connecticut for my Middle School classes. They should be Technology oriented, dealing with the subjects of Computers and/or Robotics.
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Try Yale, or somewhere in southern CT. Your colleagues should also be able to give you some suggestions.
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Sony Ericsson will let you unlock the bootloader on new Xperia Android phones — subject to conditions
While one group of Android phone makers is swinging towards locking their hardware down, Sony Ericsson is resolutely headed in the other direction. The Swedo-Japanese consortium has just announced it will provide a secure and legal way for eager Android hackers to gain full control of the bootloader on some of its upcoming 2011 Xperia line of phones. All four models are covered, the Xperia Play, Neo, Pro, and Arc, however you have to make sure you buy a handset that isn’t SIM-locked to a carrier and then there are territorial considerations to take into account. Warranties may still be voided by fooling around with your Xperia’s software (again, depends on individual handsets and markets’ legal docs) and SE warns gravely of the potential for “physical injuries or material damage” if you freak your Android into overheating or worse. So proceed with caution, but know that Sony Ericsson is by your side*.
* Subject to terms and conditions, repair charges may be incurred, Android upgrades are promised but not guaranteed.
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Don’t you feel secure? Don’t you love the amazing level of security provided by all that sophisticated machinery at the airport, watched over as it is, admittedly, by sleepy TSA agents on power trips? But don’t you wish inwardly that they wouldn’t stop at looking through your bag and removing your clothes with radiation, and just get straight to x-raying you? Well good news, friends. A system is on its way that will add your unique skeletal structure to a database and will (if it works) be able to identify you at a distance.
Trying to get terrorists to look into retina scanners is hard! And facial recognition software can be fooled with trivial alterations like shaving or smiling. Fingerprints — come on! I could remove mine right now! “But they canâ€™t disguise their bones,” says Phani Kidambi, one of the researchers in charge of a project intended to ID people from 150 feet away based on bone structure. The project is at Wright State Research Institute.
Okay, seriously. Not only is this a creepy idea, but it appears they haven’t actually thought it through. First, they have to get detailed bone structure scans of every known criminal and terrorist (their idea, not mine). Then they have to prove that they can detect that bone structure through clothing and flesh — and then they have to design something that can do it from a distance.
Are you kidding me? This system will be as easy to fool as the next one. Unless they’re developing some kind of high-powered X-ray they’re planning on constantly blasting airport crowds with, they’ll have to rely on extended spectrum imagery. And that can be fooled by a HUGE number of factors. They talk about the potential of seeing someone “where the face doesnâ€™t match, but the bones match…That definitely is a person of extreme interest because it appears heâ€™s tried to change his face.” Great, so this technology also reliably detects faces in high fidelity as well! And I’m sure there’s no chance of a false positive!
Honestly. You’re never going to get everyone going through a major airport to submit to yet another scan, this one taking measurements of your bone density and structure. Seriously. This will not end well.
[via The Register]
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The pool of choices for WiMAX hotspots continues to expand, and thanks to the FCC, we now know of another up-and-comer. The Rover Puck — trademarked by Clearwire and previously unheard of — joins the ranks Sprint’s Overdrive and its various rebrandings by providing pocketable 4G WiFi service. Unlike its predecessors, however, we finally have a new, more aerodynamic form factor. There isn’t much to the glean from the user manual at this point, and the oft-referenced Rover website still isn’t live — a WHOIS lookup reveals it was last updated via GoDaddy on July 2008 with no other details disclosed. So, until we get some word from the official news pipelines, a plethora of external / internal photos and user manual screenshots are only a mouseclick away.
Gallery: Rover Puck user manual
Gallery: Rover Puck external / internal photos from FCC
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Wired’s Gadget Lab blog is looking for a full-time blogger/writer on the East Coast to join our ranks.
This is a temporary contract assignment, for August and September, with possible extension to a permanent assignment.
What we’re looking for: someone with a deep, unreasonable love of new technologies coupled with a critical, dispassionate eye for the advantages and failings of gadgets in real life. Also essential: the ability to write fast, concisely and well, and experience reporting news stories.
By “reporting” we don’t mean working for a newspaper (though that’s ok). Rather, we want to know if you can sift through FCC filings, pick up the phone and call people, find and maintain sources, and in general get the news before others do — and get it right.
We’ll pay competitively, based on experience.
Interested? Send a brief e-mail with a rÃ©sumÃ©, plus links to 3-5 technology-related clips, to email@example.com. Put “Gadget Lab blogger” in the subject line. Let us know how you’d make Gadget Lab — and Wired.com — a better, faster, stronger technology news site.
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Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s new book The Wave Watcher’s Companion arrived a few weeks ago and while I wouldn’t exactly call it light beach reading (although there are plenty of beach references), I found it an entertaining take on a very complex subject. The author of The Cloudspotter’s Guide and Co-founder of The Idler magazine, Pretor-Pinney seems to have a gift for tackling the intricacies of natural phenomena with a wealth of examples, illustrations and witty writing that keeps readers from tuning out. Actually, I wish I’d had access to this book back in my university days as it would have helped me tremendously with several dull and bewildering courses.
As a geography major (from too long ago to admit to), I still retained a basic understanding of wave behaviors, especially as they reach shallow waters and begin to crest into the familiar breakers, but Pretor-Pinney delves more deeply into the mechanics of this phenomena, explaining it using wavelength. Basically, shallow water slows the waves down, which forces the waves into a shorter wavelength which eventually reduces circular motion beneath the surface so the water is forced up; the waves pile up against each other and push forward, over top of the wave before them. Of course the author explains things in considerably more detail (and eloquence), categorizing different wave types and including helpful diagrams.
Water behavior and the critical role played by ocean waves simply serves as an introduction to waves in general. Pretor-Pinney segues into waves within our bodies, pointing out that the human heart pumps 100,000 times in a 24 hour period to send 4,300 gallons of blood coursing through the body in waves. Disrupted waves of electrical signals within heart tissue (subject to interference by tissue damage or blood clots in a manner similar to the way artificial structures like a pier will disrupt ocean waves) can lead to dysrhythmia and a heart attack. Other waves within the body are introduced, including the peristaltic wave (which transports food from the esophagus through its journey through the digestive tract) and the mucociliary escalator (the process of cilia transporting particles caught in mucus up to the larynx for disposal). It’s all interesting and the author uses a British wit to describe the processes, resisting the urge to invoke mention of “snot” while slipping in dryly humorous points like: “Whether the result is then politely swallowed or or crudely coughed up has nothing to do with waves. That is purely the result of what your parents have taught you.“Â In another section (on refraction), Pretor-Pinney concocts an analogy to illustrate the concept that start with a group of aliens crash landing in the desert, then stumbling out of the wreckage in search of a McDonald’s.
Pretor-Pinney points out that waves are everywhere and draws upon hundreds of examples throughout the course of the book’s 336 pages, from animal locomotion to music, SONAR, fishing, the Big Bang, X-rays, radio waves, Wi-Fi, surfing, sand dunes, traffic flow, tides, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (and traumatic brain injuries caused by explosive shock waves), thunder and lightning, supersonic flight, earthquakes, Bee shimmering (described as “the most impressive mooning in the natural world“), bird flocking and countless others. By making numerous historical references and tying everything together with modern examples (like crowds doing “The Wave” in a stadium), and phenomena from the natural world, The Wave Watcher’s Companion sucks the reader in to a lengthy exploration of what sounds on the surface to be a potentially boring and very short subject. In fact, while reading the book, I was reminded of James Burke’s excellentÂ Connections TV series -minus the funky white leisure suit, mind you.
While the subject matter and complexity is likely too much for younger geeks, teens or those with a real interest in scientific concepts shouldn’t have much trouble digesting it. I found the book to be both interesting and entertaining and by the end I’d actually learned a great deal, which is always a good thing. Like the best teachers, the author resists the temptation to dumb down the subject, instead using multiple examples and constantly building on a foundation to educate readers.
The Wave Watcher’s Companion: From Ocean Waves to Light Waves via Shock Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life’s Undulations
by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Wired: Most comprehensive book on waves I’ve seen outside of a textbook but with an irreverent sense of humor and wealth of examples that makes the subject both interesting and entertaining.
Tired: Likely too complex for young readers and the humor is often subtle enough that it may be over their heads.
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Review: The Wave Watcherâ€™s Companion
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Now that Froyo has gone official, HTC has hurried to reassure customers that most of its 2010 phone catalog will indeed be riding Android 2.2 before the year is through. Prodded on the subject by Pocket-lint, the company has replied that it’s starting out with the Desire and Incredible and working through other “hotly anticipated products,” which should sound a reassuring note for prospective Evo 4G owners. A full list will be provided as we get closer to release, but don’t wait with bated breath just yet, current indications are that the software upgrade will be coming in the second half of the year. By which time we’ll all probably have a taste for Gingerbread.
HTC: ‘most phones’ launched in 2010 will get Android 2.2 originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 21 May 2010 04:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.