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Aww: Watch A Robotic Cheetah Cub Run

The cheetah cub is the fastest quadruped under about 66 lbs.<p>A mechanical cheetah cub joins the Noah's Ark that has captivated robotics in recent years. Today Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL)'s Biorobotics Laboratory (Biorob) published a study detailing experiments on the cheetah cub …

Suzuki GS550 by Stray Dog Moto

New Zealand has a remarkably strong motorcycle culture, as befits an island blessed with wonderful country roads and a strong do-it-yourself nature. But the focus is usually on classic rather than custom motorcycles: you’ll see a lot of old British iron at moto events, but few ‘modern’ customs.<p>So …

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How Much Temperature Actually Matters When Brewing Coffee

Brewing coffee at home has all sorts of requirements. You'll need to get a good grind, let the coffee brew for the right amount of time, and get the …

Don't Call It 'Turkish' Coffee, Unless, Of Course, It Is

When I was in Istanbul in March, I stopped by a tiny cafe called Mandabatmaz, near Taksim Square. Ten Bulgarian tourists were inside, waiting for <i>demitasses</i> of rich, strong coffee "so thick even a water buffalo wouldn't sink in it," according to a translation of the cafe's name.<p>I ordered a cup of …

Want to Work Harder? Take a Break

At Google, goofing off is the way to go. In fact, it’s encouraged. Engineers at the tech powerhouse’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters are told to …

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