The Festo SmartInversion: A Machine That Moves Through the Air by Turning Itself Inside Out


Festo, the awesome company behind some of the most amazing robots we’ve ever seen, has recently released a video featuring their new flying machine: the Festo SmartInversion. SmartInversion is a helium-filled flying object that moves through the air by turning inside-out. This constant, rhythmically pulsating movement is known as inversion and gives the flight model […]

Neil Armstrong On Being A Nerd


Neil Armstron – 1930-2012 An Engineering Manifesto by the first man on the moon. “Science is about what is. Engineering is about what CAN be.” From “The Engineering Century”, delivered at the National Press Club on February 22, 2000. Audio used with kind permission from the NPC and C-SPAN. [Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics)]