There was dissonance in the church when the pianist and other musicians had to hunt for the key their Music Leader was playing in. Dick's gadget took the guesswork out of the guitar, the meandering out of the mandolin and the pondering out of the piano. The Music Leader communicates the key to the others by setting the display on his Sending Unit via pushbutton or the foot switch, and the Remote Units replicate that display for everyone else. Now, they're all in one A chord (or F, or C, or...).
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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