Archive: 03/27/2008

Robotic minds think alike?

Most schoolchildren struggle to learn geometry, but they are still able to catch a ball without first calculating its parabola. Why should robots be any different? A team of European researchers have developed ...

Mar 27, 2008 4.3 / 5 (19) 0

Sniffing out danger

Each human nose encounters hundreds of thousands of scents in its daily travels perched front and center on our face. Some of these smells are nearly identical, so how do we learn to tell the critical ones apart?

Mar 27, 2008 not rated yet 1

Armed beetles find a mate, whatever their size

One species of armed beetle is proving that size doesn’t necessarily matter when it comes to finding a mate. The creature’s ‘pulling techniques’ will be revealed in the April edition of the Royal En ...

Mar 27, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 1