INSIDE MOUSEY

How a mild-mannered computer mouse becomes a fast, freewheeling photon-hog.

Analog (non-optical) mice pick up movements of the ball with two axles that turn gear-like wheels. The teeth rotate between IR emitters and recep¬tors that capture the flickering shadows to read horizontal and vertical directions and speeds. Reverse-biasing the diode emitters turnsthem into Mousey’s “eyes.”

Mousey’s bumper (from one of its buttons) empties a capacitor-full of current across a relay, temporarily crossing the motors’volt¬ages and throwing Mousey into reverse.

Randy Sargent’s Herbie (below) was the first LM386-based bot. It finished last in the 1996 Robothon’s line-following race, but went on

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Night Siege — 23 July

Greetings!Belarus plans to make the Institute spetsympartu tobacco — from the news agency "Interfax" discussions are forums portal TUT.by Performances of participants:"As in the USSR, where the monopoly city prospered, the bureaucracy will be more opportunities to receive bribes from foreign delivery of tobacco products for the right to provide us with cigarettes. And to pay for all this bribery, of course, people! Bribes will be incorporated in the price! Here it is — in fact de-bureaucratization and not verbally Presidential Directive number 2! " "And without this cigarette and a half times more expensive than in Ukraine, also decided

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Stoppard Rock sounds in Prague

"Underground" 30 years laterPrem» career began with non-long concert of The Plastic People of the Universe, which is also "live" part of making music to the play. More than 30 years ago, all the musicians of the group were arrested in communist Czechoslovakia after they tuned underground rock festival. Two of them, together with 2 other Czech rock musicians in September 1976 was sentenced to imprisonment "for the company public disorder."The trial of musicians drew protests Czech intellectuals and was involved in the creation of a human rights initiative "Charter 77." This tribunal and discussions around it in Czech society

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Ultra-thin color e-Ink display from RUSNANO like?

In privat threw a link to an interesting photo and video:

thin color display 10''

It is evident that this is a thin color e-Ink-like display. I would venture to suggest that these are the plans to produce at a newly built factory in Zelenograd RUSNANO.

Upd: Official details BBC News — http://ria.ru/nano_news/20120514/648846065.html.

thin color display 10''

Judging by the marking on the loop — company Plastic Logic, a RUSNANO project companies.

Plastic Logic logo

A brief history of the problem with RUSNANO Plastic Logic:

September 9, 2010 — Signed an investment

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Khartsysk Pipe has developed the concept of the plastic protector new modification

The specialists of one of the largest producers of pipes Khartsyzsk Tubes included in the mining and metallurgical group "Metinvest", developed the concept of the plastic protector new modification, the press service of the company.  "The company specialists developed the concept of a new modification of the plastic protector, which not only provides full protection chamfer the pipe, but also compares favorably to the metal. Replacement of metal on plastic protectors only in May brought the company to save more than 23 thousand UAH ", — the report says. According to the report, the new plastic protectors —

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French Plastic Omnium chose St. Petersburg for its third plant in Russia

French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium is building in St. Petersburg plant fuel systems for Nissan, General Motors and Ford. The new plant Plastic Omnium, which will be the third in Russia, will be built by 2013, a joint venture between Plastic Omnium Auto Inergy ("daughter" Plastic Omnium) and Russia's "Deltastroykonstruktsiya" (DSC). 51% of the company belongs to the French side.

Plastic Omnium Group already produces fuel systems (mainly for cars Renault Dacia) plant in g.Stavrovo (Vladimir region) and the gas tanks of Togliatti — mainly for AvtoVAZ.

By 2015. Plastic Omnium Auto Inergy expects to produce more than

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Tomsk scientists learned how to make flexible plastic from himothodov

Scientists Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) found a way to get out of chemical wastes plastic, more durable, flexible and resilient than usual, the material can be used in the manufacture of car bumpers or body armor, said vice-rector of the university of Science and Innovation Alexei Pestryakov.

According Pestryakova, the main difference in the developed TPU plastic — a three-dimensional cross-linked structure of links, which gives it unique properties. Have a similar structure, for example, rubber or rubber. At the same time, conventional polymers such as polyethylene, linear more fragile structure which is a "long-long beam

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Botox revolution in Dutch men

Imagine that the banker or manager occupies a high position and receives a substantial salary, was fired from his job. Of course, he will do his best as soon as possible to regain the old status and income. But before you sit down at a computer to search for suitable vacancies and resume writing, extolling his professional and personal qualities, our hero will go to a plastic surgeon. What for? It turns out that a small cosmetic correction will boost his chance in the labor market, and will be an important condition for further professional achievements.

Until recently, there

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Stellar. Toys made of plastic

Stellar ® company started life in 1994 as a small private company, all equipment which was two injection molding avtomata.Osnovnoy activity was the production of plastic products, including plastic utensils and supports for CDs and cassettes. In 1995, our registered trademark. The first steps in the development of the domestic market of children's toys began in 1997 with the release of a block design and dice "ABC." A year later, the main focus has been the production of children's toys made of plastic.

All products are manufactured according to their own development, including the idea, design, design, technological preparation

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Stellar. Toys made of plastic

Stellar ® company started life in 1994 as a small private company, all equipment which was two injection molding avtomata.Osnovnoy activity was the production of plastic products, including plastic utensils and supports for CDs and cassettes. In 1995, our registered trademark. The first steps in the development of the domestic market of children's toys began in 1997 with the release of a block design and dice "ABC." A year later, the main focus has been the production of children's toys made of plastic.

All products are manufactured according to their own development, including the idea, design, design, technological preparation

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