I just finished reading (exploring) Eduardo Galvani’s latest iBook, The Yellow Cab of the Universe: Mr. Albert’s Brain, and I have to say that it’s an absolutely compelling purchase/read for anyone with even the slightest interest in Physics. Here’s what I wrote as a 5-Star review on the iBook Store:
Brings physics to life and makes it engaging
Physics springs from real life - it’s the sum total of our struggle as human beings to make sense of the physical world around us and to solve real world problems. If you what to build a bridge, design a car, aim a cannon, fly a plane, or do almost anything physical, you need to understand the fundamentals of physics.
Unfortunately all too many textbooks and classes teach physics in a dry, pedantic way that sometimes suffocates students interest in one of the worlds most important topics of study.
Eduardo Galvani not only puts the ‘life’ back into physics, he makes it totally engaging and inspirint. This iBook not only teaches physics, it encourages the reader to interact and experiment with the principles cover in each section.
Through the use of color, dynamic images, sound, motion, physical interaction, interactive quizzes, and videos, Galvani brings the full power of the iBook format to bear and creates a learning experience that is difficult to put down.
I highly recommend this iBook to anyone with an interest in physics, no matter what your age, gender, nationality, or experience level.
If you’re a physics fan but are still a bit skeptical, then download the sample chapter from the iBook Store. And, if you don’t already have an iPad or Mac computer handy - beg, borrow, or steal one so that you can experience this iBook. It’s that good.
Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man” series kicks off its third season on CNN this Thursday (January 22nd) with an in-depth exploration of how robotics will change our daily lives, starting with an exciting race track adventure in a driver-less sports car.
The new ROBOTIS PLAY600 PETs robot kit includes a cute bird that only took a few minutes to assemble, but provided lots of fun and excitement for our two dogs.
The kit allows very young learners to get involved in building simple robots even before they are old enough to start learning how to program. ROBOTIS expects to release the kit for sale in February.
Total assembly time for this robot was about 10 minutes. The kit includes all the parts and plans for two other, slightly more complex, animal type robots that move.
DARPA unveiled the latest version of the ATLAS robot redesigned by Boston Dynamics. Although it positioned the modifications as an ‘upgrade’, over 75% of the robot has changed for the better.
Here's a robot video that I found interesting:
All Japan Robot Sumo Competition - December 14, 2014. Autonomous robot sumo match.
By Robots Dreams