One of the frustrations of the Etch A Sketch is its temporary nature. You put in all that time learning to draw and your little brother (or spouse) bumps you and it's all gone — your great art is lost forever. Rakesh Reddy has a gadget-based solution — the Remember-It-All Etch A Sketch. Reddy's gadget captures that otherwise ephemeral art and provides the ability to re-create it over and over. When the unit is in record mode, sensors in the bottom of the Etch A Sketch monitor the motion of the knobs and save the resulting motion sequences that can be repeated.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
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.
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