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Robot walks on water

Water striders, insects that walk on the surface of the water, may never set foot on land in their lives, and yet they’re not swimmers. Over the past million or so years, this insect—sometimes called a ...

Jul 11, 2007 4.1 / 5 (136) 0 feature

Jumping robots take clues from nature

A group of mechanical engineers from the University of Bath has a peculiar interest in flying squirrels, fleas, and grasshoppers. Inspired by animals considered to be excellent jumpers, the researchers have ...

Jul 06, 2007 3.8 / 5 (33) 0 feature

To prevent accidents, car must know its driver

Over the past several years, scientists working in the area of intelligent vehicles have developed predictive braking systems to help prevent rear-end collisions. When your car gets dangerously close to the ...

May 30, 2007 4.4 / 5 (44) 0 feature