Science Feb 02

A ‘Bat Bot’ takes flight

Bat wings have intrigued scientists for centuries. And now, engineers have created “Bat Bot,” a small aircraft that mimics the flight patterns of the small, rodent-like flyers. Bat Bot exposes the complicated mechanics of bat flight and simultaneously provides clues…

Jun 03

Robotic dinosaur could outrun Usain Bolt

Velociraptors, such as the ones as portrayed in “Jurassic Park," were vicious hunters known for their speed and agility. The ancient reptiles died out 75 million years ago, but their anatomy has inspired modern-day robotics.

Photo by Wikimedia user Alanthebox After years of being almost completely blind, 55-year-old Roger Pontz is getting a second chance at sight. Pontz, who was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease as a teenager, is now slowly regaining his…

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