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After Robot Dogs, Micro Drones Can Worked Together To Open A Door Too

You already seen how Boston Dynamic SpotMini can let itself out a closed door, now meet a pair of micro flying robots (read: drones) that does the same. You read that right. Now, even drones no bigger than the palm of your hand can heave the door open too. Created by Stanford University, EPFL and NCCR Robotics in Switzerland, these micro drones called FlyCroTug features advanced gripping technologies that allow them to anchor to a surface and haul objects that weigh as much as 40 times their weight. I kid you not. They can actually do that. Continue reading After Robot Dogs, Micro Drones Can Worked Together To Open A Door Too

University Develop Incredible Drone That Changes Shape And Size On-The-Fly

Drones are suited for search and rescue operations, but they will be even better if they can pass through small openings to explore, say for example, damaged buildings. Instead of making drones smaller, which will inadvertently limit their functionality, JSK Lab at University of Tokyo proposes a segmented flying robot called DRAGON, and today, we learned that University of Zurich has one up that with a less creepy and very, very impressive drone. Continue reading University Develop Incredible Drone That Changes Shape And Size On-The-Fly

Researchers Discovered Some Spiders Produce Milk. Wait, What???

Until today, milk secretion is believe to be a process exclusive to mammals, but then, some researchers found out that not only some cockroaches can produce milk, but the roach milk is supposedly richer in protein and whatnot. And today, researchers from three research labs in Wuhan and Yunnan, China, has discovered that some spiders can produce milk too. Well, sort of. The ‘some spiders’ is Toxeus Magnus, a type of jumping spider native to Southeast Asia. Continue reading Researchers Discovered Some Spiders Produce Milk. Wait, What???

How The Sun Detonated Dozens Of Sea Mines In 1972

It is fair to say that we won’t exist without the Sun. While this imposing star is part of what life on Earth depends on, it is also an unseen threat to us too – more so in today’s world where our lives seem to depend on electronics a lot. How so? You see, the Sun has temper. Once in a while, it gets mad and starts spewing solar material into the space at speed of light. This phenomenon is known as solar flare and it is often, but not always, accompanied by a coronal mass ejection. Continue reading How The Sun Detonated Dozens Of Sea Mines In 1972

Watch The First Video Captured By Japanese’s Rovers On An Asteroid

For everyone living under the rock deep in the Mariana Trench, NASA is not the only organization into space exploration and neither was European Space Agency the only space probe that landed on a man-made on a roaming space object. If you have not yet heard, Japan’s NASA equivalent, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency or JAXA, has not one but two space robots landed on an asteroid named Rgyugu. Nope. Fortunately, that asteroid isn’t on a colliding path with our lovely Little Blue Marble and so no, renegade pro driller Harry Stamper and crew, aren’t onboard those bots. Neither is JAXA looking at dangling a skyscraper below it. Continue reading Watch The First Video Captured By Japanese’s Rovers On An Asteroid

Elusive Transforming Eel Caught On Camera And It Is Incredibly Surreal

Here’s another find by the scientists over at E/V Nautilus. You may remember these perpetually-excited researchers from their discovery of the “googly-eyed stubby squid” we saw a couple of years ago. This time, there is nothing cute about their discovery, though. In fact, I would say this discover as ‘bizarre’. I’d say it is at the same level of bizarre as the starfish found washed ashore in southern Vietnam, but it is a whole lot less creepy. Continue reading Elusive Transforming Eel Caught On Camera And It Is Incredibly Surreal

Cockroach-inspired Robot Bug Walks On Water, Land And Underwater Too

What you see in movies that depicted strange robots that are capable of doing just about anything are slowing materializing and the Harvard University’s Harvard Ambulatory Microbot, or HAMR, is a robot cockroach that is part of this realization. The development of HAMR has been going on and recently, we heard that it just got an upgrade. It can now walk on and under water. I am not sure if roaches walk on water, but this robot bug surely does. Continue reading Cockroach-inspired Robot Bug Walks On Water, Land And Underwater Too

This New Kind Of Wheel Can Transform From Round Wheel Into A Track In 2s

If you have been following military developments, you would probably know that the military is totally obsessed with tires that could deal with both flat and unforgiving terrains, such as those muddied ground. Until a few years ago, the solutions to this nagging problem was either this or that. So anyways, the present solution was tweaking the tire air pressure when going from on- to off-road and vice versa. But that may change with the collaborative project between Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center and DARPA. Continue reading This New Kind Of Wheel Can Transform From Round Wheel Into A Track In 2s

Cockroach Milk Is A Superfood? Nah, Think I Will Give It A Pass

How far would you go for superfood? Pay lots of money for it? Well, if you are an enthusiast with good disposal income, that’s not out of question, but the question is really not quite about money. The real question here should be: would you consume anything that is so-called superfood? Like really anything? When I said “anything,” I mean to include cockroach milk. Continue reading Cockroach Milk Is A Superfood? Nah, Think I Will Give It A Pass

Bosch Wants To Use Airbag Tech To Prevent Motorcycle From Slipping

Being on two wheels, motorcycles face far greater risks. One of these risks is sliding. Sliding happens when wheels begin to slip sideways on slippy or loose surfaces such as those created by wet leaves, oil spills, or gravels. In such surface, slipping is inevitable, but not if Bosch can help it. In a research project, the German tech giant has proposed a slid mitigation system to apply additional external lateral force to counter the slip, thus potentially minimizing the risk of a fall. Continue reading Bosch Wants To Use Airbag Tech To Prevent Motorcycle From Slipping