Charlie's Corner is dedicated to providing interesting information that we've stumbled across that you may not have seen yourself.  The focus is on technology, but sometimes we do this just for fun.

Charlie Powell, Editor

 

Glow In The Dark Pathways - Believe It Or Not, The Technology Is Here!

This spray on technology can be added to any surface to create a glowing walkway.  Created in England, this technology is not just aesthetic, it is a safety feature that cannot be ignored.


3D Printers

3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material.  3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies.  3D printers offer product developers the abililty to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process.  Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes.

 

Robot Land Speed Record

Robotics technology continues to improve, but mobility without using wheels has been a sticking point.  This lab created a "cheetah," so named for being the fastest mobile robot ever created.



Is Google Glass In Your Future?

You've probably heard of Google Glass, but you've never seen it.  This video from Google lets you see what it looks like.  Right now, most people are considering the "entertainment" aspects of this technology.  But, what about using it on property site inspection?  Totally hands free.  Choose from still photos or video.  Access your computer by voice command.  Hmmmm?

Just a note: The original video has been removed, however, we have replaced it with another Google video highlighting this technology.

 

Amazing Technology You Won't Believe!

Although it exists today, this technology is not readily available to the public.

Just a note: This video is five minutes long but worth every minute.

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200 Countries - 200 Years - This short video is a fascinating

graphic display of the impacts of health and wealth on the

development of 200 countries spanning a two- century time

frame.

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It starts a little slow, but watch it through to the end.

 

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