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Lessons from cockroaches could inform robotics (w/ video)

Running cockroaches start to recover from being shoved sideways before their dawdling nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do, researchers have found. These new insights on how biological systems stabilize could ...

Feb 22, 2013
5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

US gun debate: Video game industry defends itself

(AP)—The video game industry, blamed by some for fostering a culture of violence, defended its practices at a White House meeting exploring how to prevent horrific shootings like the recent Connecticut ...

Jan 12, 2013
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Music in our ears: The science of timbre

New research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, offers insight into the neural underpinnings of musical timbre. Mounya Elhilali, of Johns Hopkins University and colleagues have used mathematical models based on exp ...

Nov 01, 2012
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Light-activated skeletal muscle engineered (w/ Video)

Many robotic designs take nature as their muse: sticking to walls like geckos, swimming through water like tuna, sprinting across terrain like cheetahs. Such designs borrow properties from nature, using engineered materials ...

Aug 30, 2012
5 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast