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Scientists create a super speedy soft robot based on the cheetah

Scientists create a super speedy soft robot based on the cheetah

The LEAP soft robot was inspired by the cheetah. NC State University/ Screenshot by Shelby Brown/ CNET Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new soft robot that moves quickly on solid surfaces and can gently lift even heavy items. The new class of bots is called LEAP, Leveraging Elastic instabilities for Amplified Performance,…
Scientists discover surprisingly close black hole in an unexpected place

Scientists discover surprisingly close black hole in an unexpected place

This artist's impression shows the orbit of the two stars in the HR 6819 system. The black hole orbit appears in red with its companion star in blue. The wider blue arc represents another star in the system. ESO/L. Calçada A keen-eyed human in the southern hemisphere of planet Earth can spot two stars in…
Scientists find closest black hole to Earth, and it’s a surprise

Scientists find closest black hole to Earth, and it’s a surprise

This artist's impression shows the orbit of the two stars in the HR 6819 system. The black hole orbit appears in red with its companion star in blue. The wider blue arc represents another star in the system. ESO/L. Calçada A keen-eyed human in the southern hemisphere of planet Earth can spot two stars in…
Scientists say new disinfectant protects surfaces from coronavirus for 90 days

Scientists say new disinfectant protects surfaces from coronavirus for 90 days

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Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed an anti-microbial coating that they say can kill the coronavirus when sprayed on surfaces. Hong Kong Univeristy of Science and Technology For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Researchers at a top university in Hong…
Scientists pinpoint ‘most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth’

Scientists pinpoint ‘most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth’

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This artist's illustration shows a massive dinosaur Carcharodontosaurus with a group of crocodile-like Elosuchus predators near a carcass. Artwork by Davide Bonadonna Once you build your time machine, please do not set your destination for 100 million years ago in Morocco. An international team of scientists led by paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim of the University of Detroit…
Scientists Are Brightening Clouds Over The Great Barrier Reef To Protect Dying Coral

Scientists Are Brightening Clouds Over The Great Barrier Reef To Protect...

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GREAT BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 20: Aerial view of coral banks, reef systems and the ... [+] pacific ocean on November 20, 2015 in Great Barrier Reef, Australia. (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images) Getty Images This year, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering its third mass bleaching event in just five years as climate change…
Scientists sniff out sexy secrets of lemur ‘stink flirting’ perfume

Scientists sniff out sexy secrets of lemur ‘stink flirting’ perfume

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A male ring-tailed lemur "stink flirts" with a female lemur by waving his tail at her. Chigusa Tanaka, Japan Monkey Centre Before we dive into the delightful smells given off by male ring-tailed lemurs, let's take a moment to appreciate the fun fact that a group of lemurs is called a "conspiracy." Now on to…
Scientists Solve Mystery Behind The World’s First Color Photographs

Scientists Solve Mystery Behind The World’s First Color Photographs

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Solar spectra, Edmond Becquerel, 1848. These photochromatic images are believed to be the world's ... [+] first color photographs, however the nature behind the colors has remained a scientific mystery until now. Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône. In the mid-19th century scientists were diligently at work experimenting with methods to capture the solar spectrum in images.…
Scientists discover ‘Wonderchicken,’ the oldest modern bird fossil

Scientists discover ‘Wonderchicken,’ the oldest modern bird fossil

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Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na Wonderchicken! Phillip Krzeminski A team of international paleontologists have uncovered the oldest modern bird fossil yet, dating their find to approximately 67 million-years ago -- a time just before the Earth was slammed by a massive asteroid that ended the Age of Dinosaurs.The new find challenges our understanding of the origins of living birds…
Scientists develop wearable tech that can hide from thermal sensors

Scientists develop wearable tech that can hide from thermal sensors

The technology can adapt to outside temperature changes in just minutes. UC San Diego Night vision goggles are apparently no match for a new wearable technology developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. The ambitious device aims to camouflage its wearer from heat-detecting sensors.  While current heat camouflage tech works by matching…

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