News tagged with locomotion

How early reptiles moved

Jena (Germany) Modern scientists would have loved the sight of early reptiles running across the Bromacker near Tambach-Dietharz (Germany) 300 million years ago. Unfortunately this journey through time is impossible. But ...

dateJul 27, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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The search serpent: The next wave in robotics

How does one design a robot that maneuvers in three dimensions and navigates all manner of terrain? Those are the main challenges that Howie Choset at Carnegie Mellon University is attempting to tackle.

dateMay 17, 2011 in Robotics
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Steam train X-rayed for first time

(PhysOrg.com) -- A steam locomotive has been X-rayed by an innovative new mobile X-ray unit used for scanning cargo and vehicles for criminal activity.

dateNov 02, 2010 in Other
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A plane that lands like a bird (w/ Video)

Everyone knows what it's like for an airplane to land: the slow maneuvering into an approach pattern, the long descent, and the brakes slamming on as soon as the plane touches down, which seems to just barely bring it to ...

dateJul 20, 2010 in Engineering
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