Technology marvels that floored us in 2010
A robot from Android FC, a three-robot soccer team from the School of Infomatics at the University of Edinburgh, shows off its skills during a photocall for their upcoming show in the Edinburgh International Science Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland April 1, 2010.
The robot soccer players are fully autonomous and have em-bedded processors that enable them to make sense of their surroundings and react to the movements of other players.
TSA physicist Rob Klueg shows a cross section from the scan of a chocolate covered peanut candy during a tour of the Transportation Security Laboratory near Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 16, 2010.
The US government laboratory develops and tests new technology to detect weapons and explosives on passengers and in the luggage of travellers.
Eurocopter’s X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter demonstrator performs, in this September 6 file photo by Eurocopter, during a test flight at the Istres flight center.
The X3 prototype, which combines forward-facing propeller engines astride two short aircraft wings with overhead rotor blades, was unveiled at the European company’s factory in southern France following months of secrecy about the project.