We have finished the fourth month of our recurring weekly segments!

#MachineMonday #WednesdayWonders #ScienceSunday

We have also added our initial attempts at #ThoughtfulThursday so let us know what you think!

Below is a recap of June’s posts, enjoy!

June 1st

With the continued growth of open source software and hardware, the increasing availability of more powerful and affordable manufacturing equipment, and the rapid dissemination of knowledge through expanded internet availability – the individual is more empowered than ever to make their own way.

The biggest leap is leaving the safety of your job and diving head first into the unknown: Starting your own company.

One man has done this, denkbots’ friend Trey German, and his first trial was putting his tech where his mouth was: Flying for three days from Arkansas to Oklahoma in a homemade paraglider, with only his inventions to guide the way.

Find out how he did in this week’s ‪#‎WednesdayWonders‬

Race Recap: A project log for Polymorphic Hardware

June 5th

Bumblebee’s hairs bend in the presence of electric fields produced by flowers nearly two feet away, acting as electroreceptive organs!

“Science is the poetry of reality” – Richard Dawkins


Bumblebees’ Little Hairs Can Sense Flowers’ Electric Fields

June 6th

Hope you are having a great ‪#‎MachineMonday‬!
This week’s key to success: Commitment.

I’ll see your man shoveling water and raise you this…whatever this is.

June 8th

Anyone with the desire to learn,
can now create devices that help those in need,
and inspire others to do the same;
It is our turn to change the world.
via Hackaday

The Hacker is The Future of the Prosthetic: Hackers Helping Those In Need

June 9th

What could these be for? Who could these be for?

June 11th

Three words: Learn, Create, Inspire.

June 12th

“The future is not google-able.” — William Gibson
… yet

Google gains new ground on universal quantum computer

June 13th

Hope you are having a great ‪#‎MachineMonday‬!
This week’s key to success: Confidence.

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June 15th

We live in the future friends; When you are faced with unimaginable odds, technology empowers us to overcome them.

Tattoo Artist Who Lost His Arm Gets World’s First Tattoo Machine Prosthesis

June 16th

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the world’s problems and hang our collective heads in despair; But if we look up, we can see the planets, the stars, a universe of possibilities each brighter than the next: Keep looking up friends ‪#‎ThoughtfulThursday‬

Mars Explorers Wanted Posters

June 19th

How do symbiotic microbes influence the evolution of life on Earth?

“Recent findings suggest that the average human gut is home to roughly as many bacteria as there are cells in the human body — about 39 trillion microbes compared to 30 trillion human cells.”


Evolution Influenced By Temporary Microbes

June 20th

Hope you are having a great ‪#‎MachineMonday‬!
This week’s key to success: Style.

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June 21st

June 22nd

Indiana University makes us proud to be Hoosiers in this week’s‪#‎WednesdayWonders‬!

“To give girls the opportunity to get into the gaming field and encourage them to consider careers in game design and development, the Media School introduced its first girls-only camp this summer.”

Girls develop games, confidence at IU’s first-ever GirlPowered camp

June 22nd (BONUS!)

To celebrate the achievement of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and man’s revived reach for the stars, we present you with a bonus edition of ‪#‎WednesdayWonders‬!

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the 20-satellite record as a “monumental accomplishment”, tweeting that “our space programme has time and again shown the transformative potential of science & technology in people’s lives.””

India launches record number of satellites into space

June 28th

Access to EU funding programs, free movement of scientists across boarders, recruitment of EU students and professors to UK universities, and accessibility to research facilities (CERN, ITER, European Southern Observatory, etc); What effect will the EU referendum have on UK scientists?

UK physics faces huge uncertainty after EU referendum result

June 27th

Have a great ‪#‎MachineMonday‬!
This week’s key to success: Courage.

Crappy Robots World Championship Announced

June 29th

“The Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health has just given the nod for the first human trials of CRISPR-edited gene therapy.”

Fighting Cancer With Genetic Modification: CRISPR Approved For First Human Trial

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