Alt-week 3.9.13: Sunstones, knotted vortices and a zero-g robot

11 Mar

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days.

Altweek 3913 Sunstones, knotted vortices and a zerog robot

Technology is all relative. We imagine there was a time when even the wheel was the latest must-have gadget. This week we straddle the past and the future of exploration technology to illustrate this point wonderfully. Two very different objects, both a marvel of their time. There are also two hat tips to the every impressive power of mother nature, too. Where else but alt-week? Exactly.

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Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/09/alt-week-3-9-13-sunstones-knotted-vortices-and-a-zero-g-robot/

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