Tiny Robots Move Around, Build Stuff

As you can see here, micro robots can do very interesting and impressive maneuvers. Taking a leaf out of ant colonies, where ants are mostly specialized in a particular jobs, the micro robots can be programmed to handle some specific job as well. Diamagnetic Micro Manipulation (DM3) use magnets to move under a circuit board, and can be pre-programmed to follow a certain path and do specific jobs, even while navigating the terrain of the surface.

Impressively Detailed Animation Is Just 64 kilobytes

When it comes to detailed animation, we expect it to occupy a good amount of storage. Generally speaking, that rule holds true for most circumstances, and so it is quite a pleasant surprise to realize someone made an animation as detailed as this, using only a fraction of storage that would be expected; or to be exact, it only requires an extremely low 64 kilobytes.

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist ‘Ryu’ [trailer]

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is a short live action series adapted from the game. The series will tell the story of Ken, Ryu, Akuma and Gouken, and their relationship. Going by the trailer alone, it looks much better than the awful Chun-li movie that basically Hadouken-ed cinema for street fighter. The live action series will debut in May on TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and YouTube.

Excavators Play Jenga With 600 Pound Blocks

Go big or go home. Since it isn’t in the nature of excavators to handle tiny things, they go big. Like playing Jenga with 600 pound blocks big. Five different pieces of equipment get into the game to remove the gigantic wood blocks. We got to say, it does look like fun. The video is a promotion for Cat Products (Caterpillar), that is, the bigass machines you see playing the game.