News tagged with mathematical sciences

Earth's center is out of sync

( —We all know that the Earth rotates beneath our feet, but new research from ANU has revealed that the center of the Earth is out of sync with the rest of the planet, frequently speeding up and slowing down.

dateMay 13, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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More efficient and reliable robotic-control systems

When a robot is moving one of its limbs through free space, its behavior is well-described by a few simple equations. But as soon as it strikes something solid—when a walking robot's foot hits the ground, or a grasping ...

dateMar 21, 2013 in Robotics
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