Robot climbs walls (w/ Video)
Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum, a small robot named ROCR ("rocker") scrambles up a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds - the first such robot ...
Eureqa, the robot scientist (w/ Video)
Winners and losers in cereal production from El Nino
Food experts on Thursday drew up the first global map of how the El Nino weather phenomenon affects production of four key cereals.
Physicists find doubly transient chaos can emerge due to dissipation
Japanese companies develop quake damping pendulums for tall buildings
Pendulum swings back on 350-year-old mathematical mystery
(Phys.org) —A 350-year-old mathematical mystery could lead toward a better understanding of medical conditions like epilepsy or even the behavior of predator-prey systems in the wild, University of Pittsburgh researchers ...
Kickstarter project launches for SOCCKET—soccer ball that generates electricity
Robot biologist solves complex problem from scratch
First it was chess. Then it was Jeopardy. Now computers are at it again, but this time they are trying to automate the scientific process itself.
Two seemingly unrelated phenomena share surprising link: Physicists gain new insight into solitons
(PhysOrg.com) -- A coupled line of swinging pendulums apparently has nothing in common with an elastic film that buckles and folds under compression while floating on a liquid, but scientists at the University ...
Out on a limb: Arm-swinging riddle is answered
Biomedical researchers on Wednesday said they could explain why we swing our arms when we walk, a practice that has long piqued scientific curiosity.
El Nino, La Nina unlikely to show up in first half of 2013, WMO says
The El Nino and La Nina climate patterns are unlikely to make an appearance during the first half of this year, the UN's weather agency said Monday.
Optical strontium clock to become much more accurate
(Phys.org)—An optical clock with neutral strontium atoms is considered one of the top candidates for the definition of a "new" second. The probabilities have increased considerably, since its frequency ...
Super-TIGER is up! Your chance to track a stratospheric balloon in real time
The Super-TIGER cosmic-ray experiment had a perfect launch Sunday at 9:45 a.m. New Zealand Daylight Time. The enormous balloon that will carry it to the limits of Earth's atmosphere was stretched out on the ...
El Nino may soon return: UN weather agency
The El Nino weather phenomenon could return within days but will be relatively weak compared with past episodes, the UN's weather agency said Tuesday.