Daily Archives: 27.09.2020

Extending Origami Into Untethered Robots and Morphing Devices

A team of researchers from The Ohio State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology has extended the possibility of origami, the ancient art of paper folding, for modern engineering applications such as untethered robotics and morphing devices. The researchers demonstrated for the first time a multifunctional, magnetically responsive origami system, possessing distributed, untethered control capabilities. The untethered magnetic actuation ...

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Deal to avoid compulsory EasyJet pilot redundancies

727 EasyJet pilots were at risk of redundancy, but BALPA said that 60 would leave voluntarily and 1,500 had opted for part-time work A deal has been agreed to avoid compulsory job losses among pilots at airline EasyJet, their union has announced. The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) said there had been a breakthrough in negotiations following months of talks ...

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IBM Launches a Crewless, AI-Powered Ocean Research Ship

Although humans have been travelling the sea for dozens of thousands of years, roughly 95% of the Earth’s oceans remain unexplored, and the last major research expedition to enrich our knowledge of the mysterious and tantalising depths took place between 1872 and 1876 – nearly a century and a half ago. Inspired by the Challenger’s story, IBM had teamed up ...

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Why going to the GP may never be the same again

Virtual consultations services are in high demand as a result of the pandemic Many things have changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including how we receive healthcare.  Now that we can no longer pop into our GP clinic at the drop of a hat, we’re relying on virtual services more than ever. While telemedicine has been available for ...

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