WORLDKINGS - Old Events - June 08, 2018 - Hollerith applies for punch card counting machine patent in 1887
(Worldkings.org) On June 8, 1887, Herman Hollerith applied for US patent #395,781 for his punch card counting machine, a device considered to be among the foundations of the modern information processing industry and one that would, in part, lead to the formation of IBM.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 07, 2018 - Now Available: Neural Analytics’ Lucid Robotic Ultrasound System for Brain Blood Flow Assessment
(Worldkings.org) Neural Analytics, the Los Angeles based company that won FDA clearance a couple of years ago for its Lucid M1 Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound System, now won another clearance, this time for its NeuralBot robotic ultrasound positioner. The two devices work together and when united will be called the Lucid Robotic System.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 07 , 2018 - Hovershoes are separate hoverboards for each of your feet
(Worldkings.org) Fans of human-powered transport can already choose between having both feet on a skateboard, or each foot in a rollerblade. If you're more into motorized self-balancing devices, though, you've been pretty much stuck putting both feet on a Segway-like hoverboard. That's not the case with Hovershoes.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - June 07, 2018 - The British Museum was founded, the world's oldest public national museum in 1753
(Worldkings.org) The British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection numbers some 8 million works, and is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire, and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
(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.