Thursday, 28 October 2010

"Plant Neurobiology" : Smart vegetables

I've recently watched prof. Stefano Mancuso, from LINV, on TED.
He studies plant neurobiology, not sure if it's cosidered a "field",formaly speaking, but it sure deserves to be. He shows evidence of a collective intelligence in plants by analyzing electric signals an plant reactions, actions, networks etc.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Social Behavior on bacteria

A nice TED talk about bacterial communication by Bonnie Bassler. She studies how bacteria can communicate with one another, through chemical signals, to act as a unit. Her work could pave the way for new, more potent medicine.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Modular robotics now for sale

A very cool project from Cornell with modular articulated joints self-organizing robot now have a commercial similar version!
Check the video:

The commercial version is called Cubelets!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The Big Fail

Ow no!

Miabots are out of stock and Merlin robotics ceased it production.
Now I'm out of robots, I will have to build my own swarm...
Wish me luck, I will need it!