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Shape-shifting robots (w/ Video)

By combining origami and electrical engineering, researchers at MIT and Harvard are working to develop the ultimate reconfigurable robot -- one that can turn into absolutely anything. The researchers have ...

Aug 05, 2010
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Study of new perspective on water management

Water management should focus more on how robust different areas are in terms of coping with floods and drought. A robust system means that we can deal better with extreme events. High river discharges and long periods of ...

Jan 27, 2015
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VLT image: The mouth of the beast

Like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, the cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly in this new image from ESO's Very Large Telescope. Although it appears to be big and bright in this picture, ...

Jan 28, 2015
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Revealing secrets of atomic nuclei

Individual protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei turn out not to behave according to the predictions made by existing theoretical models. This surprising conclusion, reached by an international team of physicists ...

Jan 21, 2015
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How much does reputation really count for?

How does the aquaculture industry's reputation affect potential for further growth and development? Social researcher Marit Schei Olsen's doctoral thesis revolves around how public discourse shapes the industry's ...

Jan 09, 2015
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