A team of six µTug Microrobots weighing a collective 100g work together like ants to pull a 3,900-lb car on polished concrete in a video by the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University. The robots work slowly, but by using an adhesive pad inspired by geckos and a simple winch system they can move objects up to 2,000 times its their own weight.
Waking I Dream, a novel by Kim Lombard Robson
Waking I Dream
I'm excited to announce that my second novel, Waking I Dream, is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback. Waking I Dream is the sequel to Dreaming I Wake, and the second book in the Dreaming Trilogy. In it, we find that Jim McQueen's disabled sister, Joan, does indeed lead a rich inner life. In her potent dreams of another life, in another time, Joan is a math shark with a photographic memory, a WWII-era OSS undercover agent and cryptologist, and a globe-trotting Nazi hunter. This is the world that is most authentic and tangible to Joan.
What I’m Reading Now
A chronicle of the booze-soaked lives of four of the stage and screen's most bombastic performers: Welsh-born Richard Burton, Irish-born Richard Harris, Irish-born and English-raised Peter O'Toole, and English-born Oliver Reed gave some of the 20th century's most memorable performances, starring in such classics as Lawrence of Arabia (O'Toole), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Burton), Camelot (Harris), and The Three Musketeers (Reed). Consuming staggering amounts of alcohol on a daily basis, all were forces to be reckoned with on the set, often turning up too drunk to perform.
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