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A Robo-Fish Paves the Way for Smarter, Softer Machines

Why kinder and gentler robots are the future.<p><b>The aquatic robot twists in a split second.</b> Water ripples around its sleek body, and a splash announces its escape. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a robotic fish buckles its silicone rubber frame into an impressive—and utterly …

Meet Biden, the Newest Dwarf Planet

The new finding of 2012 VP113 hints at larger planets yet to be discovered.<p><b>Beyond Pluto there is a vast number of objects</b> still waiting to be discovered—even new (dwarf) planets. Today, researchers from the Carnegie Institute in Washington D.C. and the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii announced they …

Scientists Create Synthetic Yeast Chromosome (And Unlock the Future of Beer)

Man-made yeasts are coming, and could irreversibly change everything from the biofuel to the brewing industry.<p><b>From pest-resistant corn to creepy glowing fish</b>, genetically engineered organisms are creeping into our lives. But most of today's GMOs vary marginally from the original animal or …

The Strange Origins of 10 Tech Terms

Or, how the etymology of technology indicates the psychology of its morphology.<p>Or, how the etymology of technology indicates the psychology of its morphology.

The NSA had an easier time breaking web encryption than previously thought

Internet security was turned on its ear in December when leaks revealed that the NSA had inserted a back door into a common encryption method from the RSA, a big security provider for remote work access and other major parts of the corporate web. However, it turns out that the vulnerability was …

New surgical robot makes it easier to perform complicated surgeries (video)

Those who visited our Expand events in San Francisco and New York last year already know that Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot allows for minimally invasive surgery while still giving doctors the kind of dexterity and control they need to do the job. However, the current iteration of the system, …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …

Asteroid with rings stuns astronomers

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered a ring system surrounding an asteroid. The finding is a complete surprise to planetary …

Liver replica is first step to creating a lab 'microhuman'

A team of bioengineers has announced it's one step closer to creating a four-organ human replica for experimentation.<p>Much of the work currently being …

How Huawei became the NSA’s worst nightmare

The NSA's global spy operation may seem unstoppable, but there's at least one target that has proven to be a formidable obstacle: the Chinese …