Interesting story, Cabe, especially the use of liquid metal. Funny that its use is coming into play in both one of the smallest-sized batteries created to date and one of the largest being proposed by an MIT-based startup: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=259497
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
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