What tiny surfing robots teach us about surface tension — ScienceDaily

Spend an afternoon by a creek in the woods, and you’re likely to notice water striders — long-legged insects that dimple the surface of the water as they skate across. Or, dip one side of a toothpick in dish detergent before placing it in a bowl of water, and impress your grade schooler as the toothpick gently starts to move itself across the surface.

Both situations illustrate the concepts of surface tension and propulsion velocity. At Michigan Technological University, mechanical engineer Hassan Masoud and PhD student Saeed Jafari Kang have applied the lessons of the water strider and the soapy toothpick to develop an understanding of chemical manipulation of surface tension.

Their vehicle? Tiny surfing robots.

“During the past few decades, there have been many efforts to fabricate miniature robots, especially swimming robots,” said Masoud, an assistant professor in the mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics department. “Much less work has been done

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Final Fantasy 14’s 5.4 Update Gets A Release Window

Square Enix has detailed when Final Fantasy XIV’s next big content update will drop. During its latest Letter from the Producer broadcast, Square Enix confirmed that Patch 5.4, titled Futures Rewritten, will arrive in early December, and it’ll introduce a wealth of additional content for the Shadowbringers expansion.

Among other things, Patch 5.4 will add new main scenario quests. As Square Enix describes, “Following the grand conclusion of the Shadowbringers story in Patch 5.3, players will set out on a new adventure” in December’s update. The patch will also introduce the third installment in the Eden raid series, as well as the next chapter in the Sorrow of Werlyt questline.

Beyond that, Patch 5.4 will also bring the dreaded Emerald Weapon to Final Fantasy XIV. Players will be able to challenge it in both normal and extreme difficulties. There will also be a new dungeon, Matoya’s Relict, which is going

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3 Steps To Meeting Your Data Residency Requirements

Organizations around the world must keep data in a particular location for legal, regulatory, contractual or policy requirements. Data residency requirements are paramount to staying compliant and AWS provides edge infrastructure and services that move data processing and analysis as close to the end-point as necessary. Whatever your data residency need, it’s covered by AWS at the Edge, including a hybrid solution, AWS Outposts. 

Read on to discover: 

  • What drives the need for data residency 
  • How to define your data residency requirements and meet security demands 
  • How AWS Outposts can meet your data residency challenges 

Three main data residency drivers

Regulatory requirements: Some businesses and public sector bodies must store or process data in a particular geographical location, to comply with legislative or regulatory demands. 

Contractual requirements: Organizations may have contractual agreements with their customers that require data to be stored or processed in

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Georgia Tech vs Louisville Live Stream

ATLANTA – Louisville will hit the road for the second time during a three-game road stretch, visiting Georgia Tech on Friday for the first time in program history.

The Cardinals lost their second-straight ACC contest for the first time in the Scott Satterfield eraasd, falling to Pittsburgh 23-20 on Sept. 26. The Panthers sacked quarterback Malik Cunningham seven times and limited the Cardinals to 223 yards of total offense in the defeat.

Coming off a bye week, the Yellow Jackets are 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. Georgia Tech picked up a conference win over Florida State in the season opener, but dropped a 37-20 decision to Syracuse on Sept. 26. They also lost their lone non-conference gameasd of the season to No. 14 UCF.

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