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Squishy Robots

A new phase-changing material built from wax and foam developed by researchers at MIT is capable of switching between hard and soft states.

MIT researchers are trying to change the paradigm of your typical robot by mimicking organic substances. The idea is that the robot should be soft to conform to a particular environment, and interact with humans, though rigid enough to actually do a procedure. They can achieve this by applying heat at particular points to deform the object, then applying coolness to make the object rigid again. 

Robots built from this material would be able to operate more like biological systems with applications ranging from difficult search and rescue operations, squeezing through rubble looking for survivors, to deformable surgical robots that could move through the body to reach a particular point without damaging any of the organs or vessels along the way.

The last gif is a example of bendable articulation. :D 

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kyo-shin:

headcanon: after the war, sasuke is staring at naruto and karin and be like “do you guys know that you’re relatives”

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panatmansam:

Still think plants are not sentient? They have a different form of consciousness than we do but they are aware of their surroundings. Their senses are different and they exist in a different time dimension but they are most definitely self aware.

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earthporn-org:

A storm rolls in behind the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona

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storiesofstruggle:

"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty."

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“ Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ”

—    Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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jeankirschteiins:

people who don’t know who the colossal or armored titan are yet 

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So if someone wants to start practicing Buddhism, and they want to learn more about it, where should they start?

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purplebuddhaproject:

A open heart and an open mind.

and perhaps a book by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Namaste,

Forrest Curran

pineapplecunt:

thawrah:

thawrah:

i just went on a huge twitter rant…oops

This just started gaining notes hello there

THAT LAST TWEET THOUGH

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