Archive: 3/11/2011

High-tech robotic spider for hazardous missions

Spiders are very agile, and some can even jump. They owe this capability to their hydraulically operated limbs. Researchers have now designed a mobile robot modeled on the same principle that moves spider legs. Created using ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Robotics
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Ancient white dwarf stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- Pushing the limits of its powerful vision, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy in this image from 2002. These extremely old, dim "clockwork stars" provide ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Astronomy
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Redefining the SI base units

(PhysOrg.com) -- Metrology is poised to undergo a profound change that will benefit scientists, engineers, industry and commerce – but which almost no one will notice in daily life.

dateNov 03, 2011 in General Physics
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