Can you believe we are only a couple days away from the 500th episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry? This week I have a special playlist of my all-time favorite episodes for your listening pleasure. This collection covers a variety of intriguing topics including organic printed electronics, advancements in brain-hand communication, autonomous Indy cars, the world’s most advanced elephant tracking collar, and more! … Read More → "Fish Fry 500: Amelia’s Favorite Episodes (Now on YouTube!)"
When it comes to writing, have you ever wondered what the difference is between active voice and passive voice? Have you ever heard someone say you shouldn’t split an infinitive and thought (a) “What does that even mean?” and (b) “I wonder if I would … Read More → "‘H’ is for “Horribly Confusing”"
I simply don’t know where the time goes. It seems like yonks since I wrote Part 1 and Part 2 of this soon to be famous (or forgotten) mega-mini-series. Speaking of yonks (which essentially means “a long time” but can also mean “a longer time than expected”) reminds me of the fact that we use three tenses in the English language: past, present, and future. For example: Bob ate my bacon sandwich (past), I am not happy (present), Bob will surely suffer for his transgression (future). … Read More → "Let’s Read Our Little Cotton Socks Off (Part 3)!"
We have two weeks to go until the 500th episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry. This week I take on robotics! This playlist is chock full of all kinds of robotic goodness, including self-replicating living robots, JOYCE: the first humanoid robot with intelligent vision, and tiny aquatic robots inspired by sea creatures. … Read More → "Fish Fry 500: The Best of Robotics (Now on YouTube!)"
STMicroelectronics has added a new member to its line of VL53 FlightSense TOF (time of flight) distance/ranging sensors, but this new sensor takes a radical departure from the previous generation by replacing a conventional lensing system with metalenses, developed in conjunction with a startup company called Metalenz and based on technology originally developed in a Harvard University metamaterial lab. According to Metalenz, this is the … Read More → "Time of Flight Sensors, Trilobites, and Tunable Optics – What an Unlikely Combo!"
This article is for all those people who think that Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics are real. They’re not, and the robots appear to be coming for us. Two seemingly unrelated articles caught my eye on the morning of July 25. The first article described the unfortunate death of a motorcyclist due to being rear-ended by a Tesla AV (autonomous vehicle) operating in Tesla’s … Read More → "Robot’s Gambit: Watch Out, the Robots are Coming for Us"