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Atlas Robot Drops Boxes in Newly Released TED Talk Footage

Boston Dynamics makes some of the most advanced robots in the world, but even its machines have weaknesses. Footage from a newly-released TED Talk …

Scientists Can Now Store Information on Single Atoms

Penn researchers among first to grow versatile 2-D material tungsten ditelluride

When one thinks about two-dimensional materials, graphene is probably the first that comes to mind.<p>The tightly packed, atomically thin sheet of …

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Found A Strange Asteroid Teeming With The Ingredients Of Life

Red isn’t a common color outside of planets in our solar system. Sure, you’ve got Mars, and surprising patches of color on Pluto among other mysteries, but by and large, space is greyscale. So that makes MU69, a red asteroid in the Kuiper Belt, a subject of serious fascination among scientists.<p>MU69 …

Chemical & Engineering News celebrates 'The Talented 12': Young science trailblazers - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21, 2016 — Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) magazine is blowing the cover of 12 "secret agents" working to save us from the …

Old steel mill will soon be world's largest vertical farm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Stacks of leafy greens are sprouting inside an old brewery in New Jersey.<p>"What we do is we trick it," said David Rosenberg, …

America's Only Humor Site

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that turn out to be the most insane to get right.<p>59<p>By CRACKED Readers<br>• /<br>• May 28, 2018<p>Let's talk about olive oil, …

Temporary Tattoos Become Computer Interfaces in New MIT Project

PhD candidates at the MIT Media Lab have demonstrated a technique for producing customizeable user interfaces in the form of temporary decorative …

Uh-oh! Crowdfunded social robot Jibo won’t now ship outside North America

Jibo, a cutesy social robot pitched to crowdfunders in mid 2014 as ‘the world’s first social robot’ but since delayed and yet to arrive in the market some nine months after its original due date, is now only going to ship to backers in the U.S. and Canada.<p>Overseas pre-orderers from the 45 other …

The Logitech Pop is the smart home button you've always wanted

No more smart home explainers to house guests<p>Smart homes can be very complex — there can be a ton of different toggles and apps and commands you can yell at Alexa to make everything work, which is fine if you live by yourself. But if you have kids or guests or babysitters who need to turn on the …