If a tree falls in the forest… the National Park Service may have recorded it, along with howling wolves, thunder crackling, and other natural sounds. That includes man-made noise like chainsaws and cannon fire at Ft. McHenry!
Remember how bluebirds helped Snow White tidy up an abandoned cottage in the Disney classic? Meet Spider Drone, a quadcopter that weaves structures out of steel cables and can operate at heights unreachable by ordinary building equipment.
One teen created a battery-free flashlight powered by heat from the user’s palm on the handle. Another build a flying robot inspired by fruit flies. What will you dream up for this year’s Google Science Fair?
Many girls like to dance. Code? Not so much. That could change if Clemson University researcher Shaundra Daily’s choreography software catches on. It lets girls program a virtual 3-D dancer’s movements based on movements they themselves make.
What if you want to travel across the country but don’t have a driver’s license or money to take a plane or bus? If you’re a cute little robot named hitchBOT, you hitchhike. And amazingly, humans stop and pick you up!