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Kill it before it lays eggs! Crazy 32-leg robot moves like a cyborg sea urchin

[embedded content] We’ve written about one-legged, two-legged, four-legged and even six-legged robots, but researchers from Japan’s Keio University and the University of Tokyo have gone way, way further with their latest project: A 32-legged robot. Called Mochibot, the spherical robot moves by telescoping its individual legs, thereby pushing it wherever it needs to go. When […]

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With VR dinosaurs and ‘Minecraft,’ one hospital is making medicine less scary

[embedded content] Going to the hospital can be pretty traumatic for kids. That’s something a new high tech overhaul of one of the world’s most famous children’s hospitals hopes to help with. How is it doing this? With cutting-edge technology, of course. The result of a collaboration between the U.K.’s National Health Service, University College London, […]

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Incredible images reveal the eye of a weevil and other microscopic wonders

Previous Next Photographer Yousef Al Habshi says his work capturing small insects often feels more like photographing the beauty of jewelry than a scientific process. That approach has earned Al Habshi first place in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, as announced on October 11. The contest recognized three winning images and an additional 92 […]

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3D-printed paste could hold buildings together amid natural disasters

[embedded content] A 3D-printed cement paste could one day be used to make buildings more resilient to natural disasters, claim researchers from Purdue University. Although it sounds paradoxical, the paste actually gets tougher the more it cracks. This makes it a potentially invaluable new building material. “Cement-based materials such as concrete are brittle and crack […]

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A projection onto Sydney Opera House causes huge rumpus in Australia

Projection mapping can be a beautiful spectacle, with the digital performance art allowing artists’ imaginations to run riot with colorful creations that splash entertaining imagery onto huge buildings. Suggest projecting an ad onto Sydney Opera House, however, and you could run into trouble. A national debate has been raging among Australians for the past week after […]

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Forget laxatives — this electronic pill will literally shake the crap out of you

Suffering from constipation? Well, put down the spoon containing your fiber-rich breakfast cereal. What you really need is a vibrating smart pill that will shake the crap out of you. And we mean that literally. Created by a startup in Israel, the so-called Vibrant capsule promises a “chemical-free and safe treatment” for patients suffering from, […]