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MIT’s robo-cheetah can now run around without a tether

MIT’s robo-cheetah can now run around without a tether

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has improved its cheetah-like robot by enabling it to jump and run around outside without being tethered. MIT researchers are continuing to upgrade the robot and improve its skills. The robo-cheetah has come a long way since its first treadmill test, … [Read More...]

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The landlocked Swiss could be threatened by “lake tsunamis”

The landlocked Swiss could be threatened by “lake tsunamis”

Tsunamis are known to wreak havoc on island nations and coastal cities across the globe, but a landlocked country like Switzerland is probably the last place you’d expect to have to worry about one. However, tsunamis have been known to occur in lakes as well, and the giant waves in these enclosed … [Read More...]

Researchers have successfully demonstrated telepathy

Researchers have successfully demonstrated telepathy

A group of neuroscientists have successfully tested the world’s first brain-to-brain interface which allows to humans, connected through the internet, to consciously communicate with each other using their minds with no additional sensory cues. One researcher, who was attached to a brain-computer … [Read More...]

New deep-sea creature doesn’t fit into any current classification

New deep-sea creature doesn’t fit into any current classification

The deep sea is home to some of nature’s strangest and most outlandish creatures, from razor-toothed fish that lure their prey with tiny lights, to giant isopods that look like basketball-sized rolly polly. The latest creature to join that strange, alien world is a mushroom-like sea creature that … [Read More...]

Implanted eye sensors could help fight glaucoma and prevent blindness

Implanted eye sensors could help fight glaucoma and prevent blindness

A group of researchers at Stanford University have developed a new way to monitor glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the world, using a tiny device that is implanted into the eye. The device collects information on a person’s eye and sends it to their smartphone so that they can … [Read More...]

RMIT has launched a new facility to drive advancements in micro and nanotechnology

RMIT has launched a new facility to drive advancements in micro and nanotechnology

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, more commonly known as RMIT University, has launched a new AU$30 million research facility which the university hopes will drive some major advancements in both microtechnology and nanotechnology. Called the MicroNano Research Facility (MNRF), it will … [Read More...]

Oregon is suing Oracle over its failed healthcare enrollment website

Oregon is suing Oracle over its failed healthcare enrollment website

Oracle, the largest technology contractor that worked on Oregon’s failed healthcare enrollment website, is now being sued by the state, which alleges that Oracle convinced officials to purchase “hundreds of millions of dollars of Oracle products and services that failed to perform as … [Read More...]

A SpaceX rocket exploded in mid-flight during a test in Central Texas

A SpaceX rocket exploded in mid-flight during a test in Central Texas

SpaceX’s rocket program suffered a minor setback when a test rocket, which was designed to fine-tune the vertical landing technology that is necessary to make the Falcon 9 launcher reusable, exploded in mid-flight during a test flight in Central Texas on Friday. According to SpaceX, the rocket’s … [Read More...]

Disney is looking to implement drones into its theme parks

Disney is looking to implement drones into its theme parks

Disney has a long history of using advanced animatronics and high technology for its shows and theme’s park, but some of the entertainment company’s new patents mean anything, Disney could be taking things to the next level by using drones as floating TV screens and animatronic puppet masters. Each … [Read More...]

NASA has unveiled the most detailed map of Neptune’s moon Triton ever

NASA has unveiled the most detailed map of Neptune’s moon Triton ever

Back in the summer of 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 became the first, and remains the only ever spacecraft to have visited the planet Neptune. During the brief flyby, the probe sent back images of Triton, a giant moon, larger in size than the dwarf planet Pluto, which orbits Neptune. Now those images … [Read More...]

North Carolina researchers are developing remote controlled cyborg moths

North Carolina researchers are developing remote controlled cyborg moths

Researchers from North Carolina State University have published a study which shows how their goal to create cyborg moths, also called “biobot” moths, have progressed. It is hoped that these biobots will be able to be controlled electronically, such as remotely adjusting the flight muscles for the … [Read More...]