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  • This Awesome Robot Is the Size of a Penny and Precise Enough to Aid Eye Surgery
    They say size isn’t everything, but when it comes to delta robots it seems like it’s pretty important. The speed and precision of these machines sees them employed in delicate pick-and-place tasks in all kinds of factories, as well as to control 3D printer heads. But Harvard researchers have found that scaling them down to […]
  • Machines Teaching Each Other Could Be the Biggest Exponential Trend in AI
    “The easier it is to communicate, the faster change happens.” – James Burke, Science Historian During an October 2015 press conference announcing the autopilot feature of the Tesla Model S, which allowed the car to drive semi-autonomously, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said each driver would become an “expert trainer” for every Model S. Each car […]
  • This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 20)
    AUGMENTED REALITY AR Has Inherited All the Promise and Hype of VR Nick Statt | The Verge “The full spectrum of AR was present on the floor of the show’s many gadget expos and booth halls, making it easy to see the parallels today with the VR of five years ago. VR these days has […]

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  • How single-cell archaea determine what direction to swim
    Dr. Tessa Quax has identified the structure of a central protein used by archaea to determine the direction to swim. Archaea are single-cell life forms without a nucleus. She also studied which molecular mechanisms are involved in the transmission of signals from the archaea's environment to its motility structure. Quax, who is a researcher in […]
  • Is the origin of life just cosmic dust in the wind?
    "The cosmos is within us. We're made of star stuff." Thanks to a new study, this famous phrase by iconic astronomer Carl Sagan, now has some more support.
  • Biochemists investigate the transport of large proteins through bacterial cell membranes
    Every cell is surrounded by a membrane, which ensures the internal biochemical milieu and regulates the exchange of substances with its surroundings. In every cell membrane, there are a large number of transporters that allow only one sort of molecule to pass through. In the case of very small molecules, such as water, the responsible […]

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  • SeaDrone Inc. Introduces Inspector 2.0
    Bay area based robotics startup, SeaDrone Inc., announces the launch of Inspector 2.0, the latest innovation in underwater robotics. Inspector 1.0 was launched at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 and was the first sub-6 kg underwater vehicle capable of tackling 1.5 knot ocean currents using its omnidirectional drag design and high thruster to weight ratio. Since the […]


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  • Drivers Wanted
    Self-driving trucks are an experiment, and we’re the guinea pigs.