(English) Monday Special: Tiny Robotic Bee Assembles Itself, Small Businesses Struggle to Get Credit, Beyond Facebook (en)
Every Monday I try to publish an article where I give you interesting elsewhere published links or articles I came across last week. Last week I especially noticed these articles:
Tiny Robotic Bee Assembles Itself Like Pop-Up Book (http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/02/robotic-bee/)
Check out this super cool tiny machine assembly technique introduced by Wired.com! Pratheev Sreetharan and colleagues at the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory have come up with a production technique inspired by pop-up books and origami, that allows clones of tiny robots to be mass-produced in sheets.
The Real Reason Small Businesses Struggle to Get Credit (http://www.openforum.com/articles/the-real-reason-small-businesses-struggle-to-get-credit)
Courtney Rubin gives a nice newsflash about reasons behind the small business not getting loans they need in the USA. The need was higher 2011 than 2010, but the absolute number of credits given was not risen.
Beyond Facebook: The Rise Of Interest-Based Social Networks (http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/18/beyond-facebook-the-rise-of-interest-based-social-networks/ )
Jay Jamison in Techcrunch.com writes about the future of social networks. and what might happen around the big Facebook.
Ja kuten aina (in Finnish)