“Photos amassed by the late mutual fund giant Howard Stein are heading for sale at Sotheby’s with what the auction house calls the highest presale estimate for any photography collection ever at auction.
Items in the 175-lot sale, estimated to bring $13 million to $20 million, range from daguerreotypes to contemporary photos pulled from thousands of images Mr. Stein kept in Manhattan and elsewhere. The sale will benefit a nonprofit he established.”
“Inspired by termites, Harvard University researchers have designed a construction crew of tiny robots able to build complicated structures without blueprints or outside intervention. The robots, which took four years to design, are the latest innovation in what computer scientists and robotics researchers call swarm intelligence—a field in which scientists are exploring ways to enable large groups of simple robots or flying drones to collaborate.”