Tag: science

Jun 1, 2015

Autonomous MIT Cheetah Robot Lands First-Ever Running Jump

Autonomous MIT Cheetah Robot Lands First-Ever Running Jump

In a leap for robotic development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs — making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.

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May 26, 2015

Video Explains the Best Time(s) to Drink Coffee

Video Explains the Best Time(s) to Drink Coffee

Coffee, caffeine and circadian rhythms; oh my!

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May 22, 2015

Lighting Candle Smoke in Super Slow Motion

Lighting Candle Smoke in Super Slow Motion

If you’ve ever relit a candle by igniting the smoke, this is what it looks like in super slow motion. Oh yeah, and a brief explanation why :)

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May 11, 2015

Doctor Uses Robot to Stitch a Grape Back Together

Doctor Uses Robot to Stitch a Grape Back Together

Watch a doctor use the da Vinci Surgical System to stitch a grape back together. The robotic technology is designed to help surgeons perform delicate, minimally invasive surgeries.

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May 1, 2015

You Can’t Ride This Backwards Bicycle

You Can’t Ride This Backwards Bicycle

How learning to ride a backwards bicycle teaches us about knowledge, understanding, bias and neuralplasticity.

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Apr 29, 2015

How To Control Someone Else’s Arm With Your Brain

How To Control Someone Else’s Arm With Your Brain

Neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow, Greg Gage, is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, Gage uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It’s not a parlor trick; it actually works. You have to see…

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Apr 24, 2015

Fire vs Water

Fire vs Water

It’s a giant water cannon versus a giant flame thrower, need I say more?

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