Fairy-Tale-Inspired 'Gremlin Drones' Could Spy in Swarms
Artist's depiction of the gremlin drones.
September 2nd, 2015
When the U.S. military needs a new idea for drone technology, it turns to an unlikely source for inspiration: old fairytales.
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Pointing the Way: 3D Computer Cursors Could Navigate Virtual Worlds
3D Computer Cursor
August 27th, 2015
Forget everything you thought you knew about computer cursors. Researchers have come up with a way to turn cursors into a tool that can navigate around 3D space.
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New Robotic Exoskeleton Is Controlled by Human Thoughts
The exoskeleton in action.
August 21st, 2015
The future is here, and it looks like a pair of robot legs that you control with your mind.
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Lab-Grown Bones? They Could Make Painful Grafts History (Op-Ed)
epibone, stem cells, scaffolding
August 31st, 2015
With stem-cells and a novel scaffolding, researchers are developing a new approach to lab-grown bones.
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Wormhole Created in Lab Makes Invisible Magnetic Field
magnetic wormhole
August 20th, 2015
Physicists have created a so-called magnetic wormhole that transports a magnetic field from one point to the other without being detected.
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Photos: Massive 'Battle Bot' Gears Up for Robot Duel
megabots, mark II, mk. II
August 19th, 2015
Megabots, Inc., a Boston-based company, is building a huge, human-operated "battle bot" for an upcoming robot duel.
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Robots on the Run! 5 Bots That Can Really Move
DARPA's Atlas Robot
August 31st, 2015
Boston Dynamics' sure-footed humanoid bot is one of many supermobile machines that are cool and capable.
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Bend & Snap: Origami Inspires New Ways to Fold Curved Objects
Huffman Cone
August 21st, 2015
A new mathematical rule explains how simple, 3D curved surfaces — such as domes or saddles — can be folded and snapped into new positions or to form different structures.
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IceCube Photos: Physics Lab Buried Under Antarctic Ice
Outside of the IceCube observatory are plenty of gorgeous astronomical phenomena. Here, star trails captured in July 2015.
August 20th, 2015
Photos reveal the huge laboratory under Antarctica's ice where detectors scan the heavens for ghostly particles called neutrinos.
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