Technology Video: Flying Car

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo courtesy of PAL-V.

Cary, NC – Flying cars were big news at The New York Auto Show last week. Do you have kids who are interested in science, technology, engineering or math? Show them this video of a flying car to get their juices flowing. Read more

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

Music: Remembering Earl Scruggs

Cary, NC – Banjo-picking legend Earl Scruggs died yesterday at the age of 88. He was a favorite son of North Carolina and forever changed the music we call bluegrass. 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

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Video: Day Dream Believer

Story by Hal.

Cary, NC – Davy Jones, lead singer of the Monkees, passed away yesterday in Florida at the age of 66. Facebook and Twitter lit up with tributes, so I thought it might be a good time to post a song that’s been going through my head. Read more

Techology Video: Alpha Dog Robot

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo from Boston Dynamics.

Cary, NC – Here is a cool and inspiring technology video to start off your Monday morning: three generations of a sure-footed robot dog that can carry 400 pounds in combat. Read more

Video Playlist: Valentine’s Day

Playlist by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Shandi-lee.

Cary, NC – Just for Valentine’s Day, here’s a video playlist of love songs for your listening pleasure. Read more

Technology Video: A Day Made of Glass

Story by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – For all futurists and fans of technology, you’ll want to watch this incredible video from Corning about the future of smart, durable glass. It will fundamentally change the way people live. Read more

Video: Goodnight iPad

Cary, NC – It wasn’t that long ago, that I was reading my kids Goodnight Moon, the classic book for children by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by Clement Hurd. Read more

The Deer in the Baptist Church

Cary, NC – Hard on the heels of our story about the Fox in Stone Creek comes this video of the deer in the Baptist church. It happened right here in Cary at Colonial Baptist Church at 6051 Tryon Rd. Read more