Hackaday
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Scaling that up to a full-sized structure, light enough to be fielded but strong enough to stop a .44 Magnum round, was no mean feat. But as the video below shows, the prototype has a lot of potential. Now it's your turn: what applications have you seen for compliant mechanisms? Potential applications range in scale from MEMS linkages for microinjecting cells to huge antennas that unfurl in orbit. We've featured a few origami-like structures before, like this self-assembling robot or a folding quadcopter , but neither of these really rates as compliant. This elegant parabolic satellite antenna is more like it, though. There are applications for designing origami and a mathematical basis for the field; has anyone tried using these tools to design compliant structures? Sound off in the comments below. Filed under: misc hacks
Voice Of America
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After Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the rising popularity of anti-immigrant candidates like Geert Wilders in the Netherlands or far-right Marine Le Pen in France is worrying Europe's political mainstream. Le Pen, who is running for the French presidency this spring, has promised to follow Britain's lead. At the European Parliament, where elections are due in 2019, many say the need for action against hate speech, and strong sanctions for offenders, is long overdue. The assembly — with its two seats; one in the Belgian capital of Brussels, and the other in Strasbourg in northeast France — is often the stage for political and sometimes nationalist theater. Beyond routine shouting matches, members occasionally wear T-shirts splashed with slogans or unfurl banners. Flags adorn some lawmakers' desks. Yet more and more in recent years, lawmakers have gone too far.
Daily Mail - Gardening
3 days
One of the most exciting things about early spring is seeing magnolias gradually unfurl.
MintPress News
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(Photo: @AltStatLiberty via Twitter) (REPORT) Activists scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday to unfurl a massive banner reading Refugees Welcome across the observation deck. The 20-foot red-and-white banner was up from roughly 12:45pm to just before 4:00pm, when the National Park Service tore it down. In an email to local media , the collective of activists, which calls itself Alt Lady Liberty, said they were just private citizens who felt like we needed to say something about the America we believe in. bem no dia que tu visita a estátua alguém tem a melhor ideia de faixa ❤ A post shared by Vitória Londero (@sheisvick) on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:32am PST One organizer added, Speaking personally—my grandparents met in a refugee camp after WWII, and my mother immigrated. So this touches close to home.
The Huffington Post
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Sundays Oscars loom in the shadow of Donald Trumps fledgling presidency. As with every awards show this year, we can expect a night of equal-rights diatribes mounted in resistance to the regressive legislation and callow disregard for tradition that has defined the Trump administrations debut. But before arriving at the annual ritual, we will have already seen one of the most politically driven Best Picture debates unfurl in the media. This time, its personal. Perhaps more than ever, the Best Picture contest seems to double as a referendum on our cultures conscience. Its bigger than the Oscars, just as Beyoncé losing Album of the Year to Adele was bigger than the Grammys . If movies are statements about the world around us, then one purpose of the Academy Awards is to adjudicate the years best cinematic manifestos.
Daily Star - Football
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BBC News 24
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And the inspiration comes from origami. Wow! It's really quite impressive. At the end you can see how large an area you can fill with such a small volume of material. But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come out here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black.
BBC News 24
a month
Wow! It's really quite impressive. At the end you can see how large an area you can fill with such a small volume of material. But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come out here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black.
BBC News 24
a month
Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black. The flower shape blocks out the light better than a circle, and those outer petals need to be made to an accuracy of 50 to 100 microns.
BBC News 24
a month
And the inspiration comes from origami. Wow! It's really quite impressive. At the end you can see how large an area you can fill with such a small volume of material. But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come at here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it's all alone.
BBC News 24
a month
Wow! It's really quite impressive. At the end you can see how large an area you can fill with such a small volume of material. But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come at here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black.
BBC News 24
a month
But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come at here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black. The flower shape blocks out the light better than a circle, and those outer petals need to be made to an accuracy of 50 to 100 microns.
BBC News 24
a month
Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it's all alone. The flower shape blocks out the light better than a circle, and those outer petals need to be made to an accuracy of 50 to 100 microns.
BBC News 24
a month
But this is only the half of it because you have petals which come out here as well? Yes, exactly. Oh, my goodness. This cardboard model is the latest test to make sure the shade can unfurl perfectly when it is all alone up there in the black. The flower shape blocks out the light better than a circle, and those outer petals need to be made to an accuracy of 50 to 100 microns.
NPR News
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"As much as I have a fear of heights, I decided that I would do this because the risks are so great and so tremendous at this point with this administration," said Greenpeace's Karen Topakian. (Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Evening Standard
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Ruptly TV
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TheRealNews YouTube
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Ruptly TV
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TheRealNews YouTube
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ABC News - United States
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Reuters
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The Economic Times
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AFP News Agency
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