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Why Things Become Unpopular

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Why is everybody suddenly wearing those new sandals and listening to that new band? It's so trendy!" A recent study has investigated this sentiment in order to understand why some cultural products and styles ...

dateJun 04, 2009 in Social Sciences feature
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iRobot Unveils Morphing Blob Robot (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- iRobot's latest robot is unique on many levels. The doughy blob moves by inflating and deflating - a new technique its developers call "jamming." As the researchers explain in the video below, the jamming ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Robotics weblog
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