Diamagnetic Micro Manipulation (DM3) uses tiny magnets that move under a circuit board, to get the micro-robots to follow a set pattern based on a set of preprogrammed instructions. The system can be set up so just one or a couple of robots are working together, or you can have giant groups of them moving together in sync like some bizarre gymnastics routine. Despite their tiny size, the robots can move up to a foot in a single second, so they can haul around your micro manufacturing supplies pretty swiftly.
SRI says that DM3 can be used for prototyping parts, electronics assembly, biotech lab-on-a-chip experiments, and assembling small mechanical systems in hostile environments. Eventually they plan to scale up the technology, by developing a manufacturing head containing thousands of the little buggers that can build much larger assemblies.
Watch as swarms of micro-robots run around making stuff
Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots for Advanced Manipulation Applications
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Band releases album as kernel module
Cycles Per Instruction - The Kernel Module Edition
Welcome to the most unnecessarily complicated netcat album release format yet.
In this repository, you will be able to compile your own kernel module, create a /dev/netcat device and redirect its output into an audio player.
ogg123 - < /dev/netcat
This repository contains the album's track data in source files, that (for complexity's sake) came from .ogg files that were encoded from .wav files that were created from .mp3 files that were encoded from the mastered .wav files which were generated from ProTools final mix .wav files that were created from 24-track analog tape.
Track information will show up in the output of dmesg.
Tags: computers, linux, mad science, music, pranks