Bucket brigades were so culturally resonant that in 1969 when F. Sangster and K. Teer of the Philips Research Labs invented a device that took electrical charged packets and moved them from one transistor to another in much the same leaky way that colonial Americans transferred buckets of water from one location to another. Kendra Pierre-Louis reports.
When a child cannonballs into a pool, a simple series of waves radiate outward from the point where they plunged in. But if two children jump in at once, they create a more intricate waterscape. Does light work the same way? Eben Bein reports.
Many soldiers had come back from World War II missing limbs. Cable-powered arms were common for above-elbow amputees. That changed in the 1960s when, in a small laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a fifty-five year-old man was fitted with an experimental robotic arm