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The Miami Heat have frequently been linked as a possibility to take Chris Paul’s contract off Oklahoma City’s hands, but new reporting indicates that possibility is remote. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat will do “due diligence” on Paul, but their interest is not strong and they would have to be “absolutely overwhelmed” to take on the remaining three years and $124 million on his contract. According to Jackson, the Heat would be enticed if the Thunder took on multiple bad contracts while also sending Miami multiple first-round picks. With Oklahoma City more interested in stockpiling draft picks, this possibility appears very unlikely.
from research organizations. Self - folding ' Rollbot ' paves the way for fully untethered soft robots. 3D-printed active hinges change shape in response to Now, researchers have developed soft robotic systems, inspired by origami, that can move and change shape in response to external stimuli
3D-printed active hinges change shape in response to heat . Now, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Caltech have developed soft robotic systems, inspired by origami, that can move and change shape in response to external
Soft robots have potential applications in everything fromto , as they're able to change shape depending on the needs of their environment. Most soft robots need to be "tethered" though, meaning they need to be attached to a cable which supplies compressed air or instructions. Now, a team of scientists has come up with an untethered soft robot which is able to change its shape in response to heat.
In a new paper in, a team from Caltech describe using sets of folds like origami to create a flexible soft robot. They created two different type of hinges which fold at different temperatures, so when the robot is heated it folds in a specific order.
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3D-printed active hinges change shape in response to heat . Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. More on this News Release. Self - folding ' Rollbot ' paves the way for fully untethered soft robots. Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Self -propelling Rollbot shown in its printed configuration (above) and in its folded configuration (below). "This works demonstrates how the combination of responsive polymers in an architected composite can lead to materials with self -actuation in response to different stimuli.
The advantage of the hinges is that they allow the robot to be configured into different shapes but within set parameters. Other soft robots have blobby bodies which are difficult to predict and control, but the hinging robots only need to be deformed in the small area of the hinge.
One robot they made using this technique is the Rollbot, which begins as a flat sheet 8 centimeters by 4 centimeters in size. When the Rollbot is placed onto a hot surface, its hinges fold and it becomes a pentagonal wheel.
When the Rollbot has achieved its wheel shape, its sides come into contact with the hot surface and hinge out another set of panels which push the robot forward. The robot can roll essentially autonomously.
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3D-printed active hinges change shape in response to heat . The majority of soft robots today rely on external power and control "This work demonstrates how the combination of responsive polymers in an architected composite can lead to materials with self -actuation in response to different stimuli.
We constructed an amoeba-like molecular robot that can express continuous shape change in response to specific signal molecules. It transmits the force generated by the motor to the membrane, in response to a signal molecule composed of another sequence-designed DNA with
"These untethered structures can be passively controlled," Arda Kotikian, a graduate student at Caltech's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, explained. "In other words, all we need to do is expose the structures to specific temperature environments, and they will respond according to how we programmed the hinges."
While these robots are controlled with temperature, future versions could be controlled by other factors like light, pH or humidity. Being able to manipulate active materials in this way "enables the design and fabrication of entirely new classes of soft robotic matter," according to Jennifer A. Lewis, Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Caltech.
Longchamp Celebrates Chinese New Year with Mr. Bags
For the second year in a row, Longchamp is teaming up with famous blogger Tao Liang, better known as Mr. Bags, on the occasion of the 2019 Chinese New Year. the key ? A collection of handbags honoring the year of the pig.
After celebrating the Dog of Land last year, Longchamp pays homage to the year of the pig, which will begin next February. To do this, it renews its partnership with Mr. Bags, a real passion for luxury bags, who reinterpreted for the occasion the iconic model Le Pliage Cuir of the French house.
Declined in black lamb leather or pastel pink colored leather, the iconic Longchamp handbag is adorned with white lines reminiscent of the pig in a subtle and offbeat way. One can in turn observe the two pointed ears of the animal, but also its corkscrew tail, and its eyes observers.
The collection also includes the travel bag Le Pliage Cuir de Longchamp, proposed in black lambskin leather, a pouch embellished with a zipped pocket in the shape of a snout, available in two versions, and a transparent handbag in PVC accompanied a pink wallet also evoking a snout.
Offered in limited edition, these creations will be available from December 20 in China, then in a selection of shops around the world.1/4 SLIDES © Powered by AFPRelaxNews Mr. Bags renews its partnership with Longchamp for the Chinese New Year. 2/4 SLIDES © Delivered by AFPRelaxNews Longchamp's Le Pliage Cuir bag reinterpreted by Mr. Bags for the Chinese New Year 2019. 3/4 SLIDES © Delivered by AFPRelaxNews Longchamp PVC Transparent Handbag Mr. Bags. 4/4 SLIDES © Delivered by AFPRelaxNews The travel bag Le Pliage Cuir from Longchamp reinterpreted by Mr. Bags for the Chinese New Year 2019. 4/4 SLIDES
Motorola officially teases the return of the iconic Razr .
Since early this year, rumors have been circulating about the possibility of Motorola resurrecting the classic Razr as a smartphone with a folding display. On Thursday those rumors were more or less confirmed when the company sent out invitations for an event where a "reinvented icon" will be revealed. On Thursday, Motorola began sending out invitations to a product reveal event on November 13 captioned with the tagline "An original unlike anyOn Thursday, Motorola began sending out invitations to a product reveal event on November 13 captioned with the tagline "An original unlike any other.