(Worldkings.org) The light-blue robot, called Gita, is almost spherical, with two wheels about the size of those you’d find on a mountain bike. A nearby laptop shows the world as perceived by the robot: a “point-cloud” of dots representing the 3-D shape of the room and the hallway outside, generated using a series of cameras attached to the bot’s body.
(Worldkings.org) Outdoor campaign both informs the community and emits larvicide
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - June 06, 2018 - Video game Tetris is first released in the Soviet Union by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984
(Worldkings.org) Tetris is a tile-matching puzzle video game, originally designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984, while he was working for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the Soviet Union in Moscow. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- (all of the game's pieces contain four segments) and tennis, Pajitnov's favorite sport.
(Worldkings.org) Serious cyclists will often swap back and forth between different tires, depending on the type of riding they plan on doing … and yes, getting those tires on and off of the rims is a hassle. That's why the reTyre system was developed, with its zip-on tire skins.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 5 , 2018 - First Prosthetic to Really Let The User Feel Its Presence
(Worldkings.org) Even the most advanced modern prosthetic devices don’t give the user a proper sense of the orientation of their mechanical appendage. This is in contrast to our native arms and legs that we can move quite accurately without having to look at how they’re doing. A major breakthrough has been announced by researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital who managed to create a new neural interface for a patient’s leg that can both send and receive signals from the brain.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - June 5, 2018 - John Mitchell Lyons was issued a Canadian patent for his "Improvements in Baggage Checks and Coupon Tickets" in 1882
(Worldkings.org) Bag tags, also known as baggage tags, baggage checks or luggage tickets, have traditionally been used by bus, train, and airline carriers to route checked luggage to its final destination.
(Worldkings.org) Let's face it, selfie sticks are kind of … dorky. They're also limited by the length of the stick. AbleTech's Evo GoCam takes a new approach to shooting selfies, however, with a silicone smartphone case that contains its own removable wireless camera.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 4 , 2018 - Smarterware ensures your fridge never reeks of spoiled food again
(Worldkings.org) Your food may not be smart (yet), but that doesn’t mean your containers can’t be. As part of the continuing quest to ensure that every aspect of our home is somehow connected, we have now been introduced to Smarterware, a new food storage line from Ovie that claims to be the world’s first smart food container.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events – June 04, 2018 - A patent for the ATM is granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain in 1973
(Worldkings.org) On June 4, 1973, a trio of inventors-Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain-were granted a patent on the machine, the idea for which is largely credited to Wetzel even though there were attempts as early as 1939 to develop such an "automatic teller."
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 3, 2018 - Sensitive Fiber Thread to Introduce Diagnostic Capabilities Into Clothing
(Worldkings.org) At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have developed a smart thread capable of sensing tiny changes of pressure and strain that are placed on it.