Researchers develop nanobots powered by stomach acid | Science! | Geek.com

Researchers develop nanobots powered by stomach acid | Science! | Geek.com

Once you set aside your fears of grey goo, the Borg, or any other kind of self-replicating machines intent of assimilating humanity, in the real world nanobots actually have the potential to be extremely beneficial to us. Tiny robots present big challenges though, and sometimes that calls for creative solutions. For example, researchers have now successfully manufactured nanobots powered by stomach acid.

47-year-old Star Trek phaser to be sold for $60,000 | News | Geek.com

47-year-old Star Trek phaser to be sold for $60,000 | News | Geek.com

The mission: to boldly go where no man has gone before, and make a boatload selling souvenirs of the voyage. A 47-year-old phaser prop used on the original Star Trek series by none other than Captain James T. Kirk himself is about to go up for auction, and is expected to sell for $60,000. It won’t stun any Klingons you come across, but it’ll do a number on your wallet.

从PaaS入手,智能硬件领域的送水人Ablecloud 获400万元融资 | 36氪

从PaaS入手,智能硬件领域的送水人Ablecloud 获400万元融资 | 36氪

360 副总裁沈海寅认为有四类公司会在智能硬件时代活的很好:芯片公司、设计类公司、做小而美的产品的公司、“卖水”的公司。这些“卖水”的公司,往往做的都是算法和顶端服务,本质上都是投资人眼中的平台或者有可能做成平台的公司。最近就有几家公司,从云端入手,想要帮助开发者缩缩短开发周期。之前我们报道的机智云、国外的Ayla都是这样的公司。拿到联想之星400万元融资的Ablecloud也是从云端入手做送水人。