I received the below e-mail today. I wondered where to post it, but since it was, in a way, so inspirational to me, I decided to post it here. Inspirational? How? Well, any race of beings who could make such a thing somehow has the potential to do anything, be anything. It's also fun. The video link is at the end.
"And you thought that Tiger Woods was amazing with a golf ball? This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa . Amazingly, 97% of the machines components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft , Iowa , yes farm equipment! It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video but as you can see it was WELL worth the effort. It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian P.S. Notice that at no time does a ball fall on the floor!"