Less than a month shy of his 68th birthday, Dirak CEO and founder Dieter Ramsauer has locks and fasteners in his blood. In this podcast with DN editor-in-chief John Dodge, Ramsauer talks about his descendants from Velbert, Germany, the European lock and hinge capital, and how they imbued him with a passion for tool making and inventing new ways to fasten metal. 8:24
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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