Archive: 02/28/2014

Helping robots learn to walk

Fully autonomous robots could transform the way we live, but so far such machines remain beyond the reach of our most advanced technologies. Existing robots are generally limited to performing simple, well-structured ...

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Robotics
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Is climate change behind California's dry spell?

California's parched landscapes are receiving a much-needed soaking this week as heavy rainstorms roll across the West Coast. The break in the state's dry spell is due to a weakening of an atmospheric anomaly that has been ...

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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How Earth was watered

Early Earth's accidental deluge via water-carrying comets has long been a stumbling block for those interested in life on other planets.

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Space Exploration
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