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Chinese chess (Xiangqi) is centuries old; some historians date the game back to 400 BC. All this time, blind and other visually disabled persons have been unable to play one of China's most popular games. But last year, design professor Michael Siu, of Hong Kong Polytechnical University (PolyU), created a Chinese chess set for blind persons and others with varying levels of visual impairments. The set has opened up a new sport to millions of vision impaired persons that allows them to be included in a very popular national game.
Scientists have been building swimming micro robots for years, but interestingly they all have different reasons for building them the same way. Now, researchers at Monach University in Australia have learned the physics of the micro motors, and they learned it by studying the perfect pizza toss!