Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Nature rules over robotics: Aibo toy-bone repurposed by puppy

Today our puppy discovered the pink toy-bone that originally came with the third generation of the Sony Aibo robotic dog:

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Sadly, the Aibo was canceled by Soiny in March 2006, but Fenway, our puppy, took possession and repurposed the pink Aibo toy-bone as a new chew-toy.

It should be noted that the pink bone didn't last long. It's been proved once again: nature rules over robotics...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Water on Mars

Breaking News: The NASA Phoenix lander reported via Twitter that they have a confirmed find of water on Mars. A soil sample containing ice was heated up in the internal TEGA oven and H2O vapors were confirmed. Newsmedia are starting to cover the find as we speak. More social media mentions can be found via TechMeme.