Technology Video: Meet Nexi, an Emotional Robot

Story by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – What inspires children to become interested in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)?  How about Nexi, a Mobile-Dexterous-Social (MDS) robot demonstrating her range of human emotions? Read more

Food: EJs Soul Food & Home Cooking Restaurant

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Now open in downtown Cary: EJs Soul Food & Home Cooking Restaurant. Read more

Small Business Excellence Awards: Nominate Someone

Cary, NC – The annual Small Business Excellence Awards, presented by the Cary Chamber of Commerce, is coming up fast. Nominate a small business now through March 30. Read more

Business: Getting Creative with Recyclables

 

Cary, NC- Betsy Dessau’s passion for recycling and re-use began during the first Earth Day when she was in college collecting IBM punch cards. This March 31, Betsy will celebrate the opening of her new venture  the Cary Creative Center that aims to literally turn trash to treasures. Read more

Pictures: Wheels on Academy

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The weather was dreary but spirits were high on Saturday for the first-ever Wheels on Academy classic car show. And I’ve got the pictures to prove it. Read more

Kickstarter: Help a Cary Dad Make a Jazz Record

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Cary musician Michael Pelz-Sherman works as a programmer but has a PhD in Music. Now he wants to make a jazz album and you can help. Read more

60 Weekend Events in Cary

The Cary Citizen Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by The Culinary Geek.

Cary, NC- 60 events this weekend in Cary and most of them are free. We’re talking hot dogs, caterpillars, art, theater, a coupon swap, an auction, puppets, baseball, vintage cars and more than 50 other things. All this weekend in Cary on the Calendar of Events.
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More Stores & Restaurants Open In Park West

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by Hal Goodtree, courtesy of Casto Properties.

Morrisville, NC- We last stopped by the Park West Shopping Center a few months ago when Target and many of the Big Box retailers had opened their doors. This month many new store fronts have held grand openings and a few will be ready in just a couple weeks. The Village area will be chock full of fun eateries. Many are hiring (hint: high school kids- get over there!). Read more

CaryCitizen Move Offices Downtown to CIC

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – CaryCitizen has joined the Cary Innovation Center (CIC), a start-up incubator in downtown Cary. We moved into our new offices today. Read more

Technology Video: A Swarm of Nano-Copters

Cary, NC – This video, from the University of Pennsylvania, shows a swarm of Nano-Copters, little self-controlled flying machines, performing acrobatic tricks in the air.

Nano-Copters

Nano-Copters, also called Nano Quadrotors, are little flying robots, about the side of your hand.  Much of their functionality is self-controlled, like take-off and landing and collision avoidance. They can also be programmed to do swoops and turns and fly in complex formations.

This video (also on YouTube) from the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception), shows the amazing capabilities of nano copters to fly in swarm like formations.

Science Technology Engineering and Math Series

The Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) series on CaryCitizen is sponsored by Citizen Websites.