who want to spend a day hiking, at the beach, shopping at the mall or even a
weekend far from home can build an automatic pet feeder to dispense water and
dry food at a preset time. Tom Thompson, Julie Redmond, Curtis Siebenaller and
Nathan Woodworth at Colorado State University explain how to combine electronic
and mechanical devices to do just that. Their design would satisfy even Morris,
the world's most finicky cat.
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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