Big enough to hold a youngster up to 80 lb and produce walking sounds during a pretend ride, this 3-ft tall pony has a number of motion and sound effects. Either touching or talking causes its head to move. With interaction, the ears and tail wiggle, the eyes blink and it also makes whinny and snorting sounds when given its carrot or groomed with its brush. Built-in light and sound sensors allow the pony to sense the environment around it. Analog circuitry activates the motors in the head, tail and eyes, as well as providing the amplification for the sound effects.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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