Daily Archives: March 22, 2012

Massachusetts Institute

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Robots get in packs Similar scenarios, researchers have not yet comment. They have other options ready. 'Humanized' cockroaches can lead a crowd of colleagues to lure back to where they wait for people in white coats with nets at the ready. Or they can be peaceful biological weapon in the fight against other insect pests. Then use the property insects work together, which is particularly distinguished by bees, termites, and ants. Weak individually, grouped in huge family, they achieve amazing results. Do not be traced the general pattern here? As soon as the tiny creatures belonging to the mind, master the ability to communicate with each other and form a community, it is – community! – Begins to act as a kind of intelligent being.

So maybe a lot of 'dumb' robots can form a 'clever' pack? Clarify the issue are trying to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA), creating a 'social' robots in the image of ants. Being a little more matchboxes, they move like miniature tanks, on two tracks. Thanks to the infrared lamps and sensors to robots exchange signals with their 'cousins' in the vicinity. Orient themselves in space to help them light and contact sensors – with their help, for example, robots react to the collision. Behave artificial ants in many ways – as scientists have programmed.

Some, for example, dutifully follow the leader, while others try to create something 'catch'. Sometimes they are grouped together, and then wander alone. There is even a certain critical 'density of robots. " Once this is achieved, the robots, like a flock of teenagers go together somewhere 'walk'. Scientists hope that with time and ability to roam the crowd will be able to draw in benefit. So imagine our artist one possible construction robotic mine detector, designed for operations in the coastal strip. As the basis of the bionic used native of these parts – crab Squad of robotic engineers carefully, five by inch, will examine the mined areas. Finding a metal detector, mine, everyone will stop by her side, waiting for further commands. When all the deadly weapons is found to connect people. Each robot will store explosives, which the operator using the remote control can undermine, destroy the mine, and – alas! – A robot, or get the last set firecrackers near the mines, and most retire to a safe place. Possible, though difficult to realize option when the robot detected a mine and dig gently take her to a location for destruction. Publication on foreign sources prepared by S. Slavin

Car Toning

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Established toning used by car manufacturers. This procedure can be performed by adding the mass of the glass during its manufacture tinting additives, as well as by vacuum plasma spraying thin layer of metal on the surface of the glass or by pyrolysis. Established toning characterized by high quality and durability, which is determined well-functioning industrial technology. The disadvantage of the standard tint is only a high degree of light transmission due to the need to satisfy regulatory requirements completely different countries, as well as impossibility of removing the standard tinting without complete replacement set of glasses. Toning Toning spray coating technology is similar to the standard method of toning.

The only difference is that the spraying produced without the use of the vacuum chamber. The method of toning spray is much cheaper, but such a level of quality tinting is quite low, even if it was made at the factory in compliance with all professional qualifications. Toning spray has a very low wear. This means, first of all that damage this coating can easily and sand, and even cleaning glass. There also a large probability of chipping around the rear window heating filaments. Non-vacuum deposition and not dismantled. The collection of all the above properties toning spray makes it the least popular with consumers. Tinting film Because of its practicality, simplicity and relatively low cost, glass tinting film is now the most popular way of toning.

As the merits of this method include the following: a wide range of films of different colors and light transmission, the possibility of removing the film and its replacement by another, a significant weakening of penetrating into the cabin Car infrared and ultraviolet radiation, which allows to protect the interior from overheating and burning, and the relative ease of application of the film, the increased structural strength of glass-film significantly complicate the lives of criminals and reduces the risk of injuries in accidents, improved insulation of interior – the noise level is reduced by 3-5 dB. Tinting car windows film is not only the most popular method, but also the most affordable, high quality and reliable. With many advantages of its competitors, for tinting film has its flaws. That is why many experts recommend tinted glass car film rather than spraying.