Sci-Tech videos: A sprinkling of 21st Century technologies

** Boston Dynamics – “Getting some air, Atlas?”

** Boston Dynamics – “SpotMini Autonomous Navigation:

SpotMini autonomously navigates a specified route through an office and lab facility. Before the test, the robot is manually driven through the space so it can build a map of the space using visual data from cameras mounted on the front, back and sides of the robot. During the autonomous run, SpotMini uses data from the cameras to localize itself in the map and to detect and avoid obstacles. Once the operator presses ‘GO’ at the beginning of the video, the robot is on its own. Total walk time for this route is just over 6 minutes. (The QR codes visible in the video are used to measure performance, not for navigation.)

** General Fusion – “Inside a General Fusion Power Plant”

General Fusion’s magnetized target fusion (MTF) approach uses compression to heat hydrogen plasma fuel to the 150 million degree Celsius temperatures required to release energy from fusion. This energy is then captured in the liquid metal lining the walls of the chamber, allowing it to be converted to electricity.  This approach draws on new technologies such as additive manufacturing and high speed electronics to remove the traditional barriers to commercial fusion energy, opening a pathway to clean energy, everywhere, forever.

** EHang – “EHang Egret’s 1374 drones dancing over the City Wall of Xi’an, achieving the Guinness World Records”

** Tesla 2018

** – “3D Printed Homes for the Developing World”

** NanoRacks – “CubeSat Deployer Program-1 releasing satellites from the ISS”

** Gran Telescopio CANARIAS –  “Meet the Giant – A night at the 10.4m Gran Telescopio CANARIAS”

** Nature Video – “CRISPR: Gene editing and beyond”