Friday , 15 December 2017
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Watch a Robot Salamander Swim and Walk

Watch a Robot Salamander Swim and Walk

A new salamander robot has been designed that can walk, swim and turn around corners. The new salamander-inspired bot is helping scientists understand exactly how the spinal cord orchestrates movement. “We want to make spinal cord models and validate them on robots. Here we want to start simple,” Auke Ijspeert, a roboticist at the the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at ... Read More »

A Little Perspective on the New “9th Planet” (and the 10th, and the 11th)

A Little Perspective on the New “9th Planet” (and the 10th, and the 11th)

By now you’ve probably heard the announcement that astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown think they’ve tracked down “Planet 9,” a long-rumored large world orbiting in the distant wilderness of the solar system. Even if you haven’t heard, the news may sound familiar, since a confusingly similar but completely separate report made the rounds just a month ago. (Students of ... Read More »

How Robots Are Building a 3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam

How Robots Are Building a 3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam

he quaint, cobblestoned city of Amsterdam is about to get a modern addition: a 3D-printed footbridge. The canal-spanning bridge, which is on track to be completed by 2017, is the brainchild of MX3D, a tech startup based in the Dutch capital. The bridge will be constructed entirely by robots that can “print” complex steel objects in midair. The autonomous bots are ... Read More »

Ultrathin Graphene Can Improve Night Vision Tech

Ultrathin Graphene Can Improve Night Vision Tech

Night-vision windshields on cars might one day be possible with advanced thermal imaging technology based on flexible, transparent, atomically thin sheets of carbon, researchers say. Thermal imaging lets people see the invisible infrared rays that objects shed as heat. Thermal imaging devices have helped soldiers, police, firefighters and others see in the dark and in smoky conditions so they can better do ... Read More »

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

SCIENTISTS conducting a mindbending experiment at the Large Hadron Collider next week hope to connect with a PARALLEL UNIVERSE outside of our own. he staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect – or even create – miniature black holes. If ... Read More »