3.253 seconds: Robot solves Rubik's Cube in record time at Birmingham fair (w/ video)
Toronto team's robotic arm control is all in the mind
Freescale introduces amazingly small ARM MCU
Curiosity rover collects first Martian bedrock sample
(Phys.org)—NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior. This is the ...
TSMC, ARM see impressive results with FinFET process
Mars soil sample delivered for analysis inside rover
(Phys.org)—NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has ingested its first solid sample into an analytical instrument inside the rover, a capability at the core of the two-year mission.
Japan's IBIS keyhole surgery robot demonstrated (w/ Video)
LuminAR bulb lights path to augmented reality (w/ video)
Split-personality elliptical galaxy holds a hidden spiral
(Phys.org)—Most big galaxies fit into one of two camps: pinwheel-shaped spiral galaxies and blobby elliptical galaxies. Spirals like the Milky Way are hip and happening places, with plenty of gas and dust ...
Two human proteins found to affect how 'jumping gene' gets around
Using a new method to catch elusive "jumping genes" in the act, researchers have found two human proteins that are used by one type of DNA to replicate itself and move from place to place. The discovery, ...
Robot Rebuilt gets a grip on wine-serving robot (w/ video)
ARM targets device platform for quicker IoT development cycles
How to grip an asteroid
For someone like Edward Fouad, a junior at Caltech who has always been interested in robotics and mechanical engineering, it was an ideal project: help develop robotic technology that could one day fly on ...
Swirling electrons in the whirlpool galaxy
The whirlpool galaxy Messier 51 (M51) is seen from a distance of approximately 30 million light years. This galaxy appears almost face-on and displays a beautiful system of spiral arms.