August 10, 2018
Origami-inspired folding robotic claw captures jellyfish alive
Videre est credere.
America's 100 Favorite Works of Fiction
From the Wall Street Journal: "'The Great American Read,' a new initiative from PBS, set out to produce a list of America’s 100 favorite works of fiction. The alphabetical list (the books aren't ranked) was released this spring, based on a poll of more than 7,000 American readers. The results of the poll were winnowed down by an advisory panel of 'literary industry professionals' using a few rules: The books had to be published (though not necessarily written) in English, with a series like 'Harry Potter' counted as one title, and there could be no more than one book per author."
Wireless CD Player
File under "better late than never."
From the website:
This portable CD player connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker or headphones.
Unlike standard hand-held CD players that must be physically connected to headphones, this model allows one to enjoy a favorite album without being tethered to the unit.
Buttons on the lid enable one to play, pause, or skip tracks, and activate anti-skip protection.
About the size of a classic Walkman, it has a built-in rotary volume control, volume restriction function, and repeat and shuffle modes.
Features and Details:
• Plays MP3 files
• Includes earbuds
• Compatible with CD-R, CD-RW, and standard CDs
• Powered via included AC adapter or two AA batteries
$99.95 (CDs not included).