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Meet Octobot, a dinky chemical reaction-powered soft robot

<b>(CNN) —</b> This dinky octopus isn't your average sea creature.<p>It's a bio-inspired soft robot -- dubbed "Octobot" -- that's powered entirely by a chemical reaction.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal <i>Nature</i>, researchers from Harvard University describe how a chemical reaction inside Octobot …

Robotics

Recruiting pilots - Soaring Sky - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Soaring Sky, a Ft. Myers-based commercial drone company has begun recruiting pilots across the nation to fill growing demand for commercial drone …

4 Traits of The Best Performing CEOs

Looking back over your career, what characteristics describe the best boss you ever had? A study tracks best performing executives and analyzes their most common traits.<p>It sounds trivial, but there are vast differences between good leaders, great leaders, and the best leaders.<p>An intensive 10-year …

New Harvard Start Up For Test-Driving Tiny House Living

Getaway co-founders Jon Staff and Pete Davis with the help of some Harvard Design School students, have created tiny houses that you can then rent …

Is the Dollar About To Collapse?

The internet is rife with musings that the U.S. dollar is about to be replaced as the world’s reserve currency. I have also heard rumblings about its inevitable collapse. Are these mere conspiracy theories or is there hard evidence to support these claims? To add to the confusion, many of those …

9 Species of Amateur Photographer

23+ Small Pool Ideas to Turn Backyards into Relaxing Retreats

We always believed size is relative; what might be a lavish, generous home for some ,might seem like a modest, mundane affair to others. A backyard …

Landscaping

Extended Test With The Canon EOS7D Mk ii Continuous High Speed

Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

Build Your Own Flat-Pack Micro Nomad Home for Less than $30,000

Fancy building your own home? This cozy micro dwelling from Nomad could make that a much easier reality, and it will only set you back $30,000. The …

Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial

IT SOUNDS like the dark plot of a vampire movie. In October, people with Alzheimer’s disease will be injected with the blood of young people in the …

An Instant Cure for Negativity

You can instantly change your perception of events so that they lift you up rather than drag you down.<p>Unless you've had your head stuck in the sand, you've probably run across the numerous best-selling books by Jon Gordon. I like all of his work, and his new book, The Carpenter is truly a must-read.<p>…