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Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind

Researchers from Brown University are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It's designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it's being ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Robotics
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Researchers simulate behavior of 'active matter'

Microspheres in a fluid, spinning in opposite directions, create flow patterns that affect other particles. Computer simulations show the particles self-assembling into different structures at different concentrations: ...

dateJun 02, 2015 in Soft Matter
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Conifer study illustrates twists of evolution

A new study offers not only a sweeping analysis of how pollination has evolved among conifers but also an illustration of how evolution—far from being a straight-ahead march of progress—sometimes allows ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in Evolution
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A new wrinkle for cell culture

Using a technique that introduces tiny wrinkles into sheets of graphene, researchers from Brown University have developed new textured surfaces for culturing cells in the lab that better mimic the complex ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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