Watch this robotic manta ray speed through the water

Soft-body manta ray-inspired bot uses surrounding water as one of the electrodes to contract silicone pockets of hydrogel that flap the wings. It’s speedy, strong, temperature robust, wireless and almost invisible. Developed by Tiefeng Li of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Article at ScienceMag  and here’s the paper.

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Cybernetic Third Arm For Drummers

It keeps proper time and comes with an off switch, making this robotic third arm infinitely better than a human drummer

Snatoms! The Magnetic Molecular Modeling Kit by Derek Muller — Kickstarter

Simply intuitive – feel how atoms connect!

Kickstart project Snatoms, from the maker of Veritasium, is a molecular modelling kit with magnetic atoms that snap together. http://kck.st/1LamxxV

This Building’s Swooping Curves Were Fabricated By a Robot

An architecture firm called Studio RAP has built what it claims is the“first robotically fabricated building in the Netherlands,” using automated milling techniques to craft a unique, swooping structure.

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Glowing glass coil pot printer

Additive Manufacturing of Optically Transparent Glass Mediated Matter Group in collaboration with…

Coil pot glass 3D printer that uses a glass printing process called G3DP which apparently gives control over geometry and optical qualities such light transmission, reflection and refraction to affect the transparency and colour variation.

The best thing about this is that the glass is over 1000°C and whole thing glows.