The Future For Flying Nano-robots. Researchers have designed a flying robot that can perch on a wide range of surfaces, a new study reports. The work provides yet another example of how engineering can learn from nature to build the next generation of robots.

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Antarctic Glaciers Starting To Melt. We have been hearing for years that if global temperatures rose high enough that the ice in the Antarctic starts to melt, the world would soon become a very different place. Well here is the latest not so good, news on this.

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Searching the Universe May Now Be A Lot Easier. Looking up at the night sky so expansive and seemingly endless, stars and constellations blinking and glimmering like jewels just out of reach one finds that it is impossible not to wonder: Are we alone?

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A Working 3D Model Made From 3D Printing. Additive manufacturing or 3D printing as it more commonly called, is thought to be a disruptive technology. This sounds like a bad thing and maybe it is if you are heavily vested in something that it will eventually replace. However when it comes to medical applications for […]

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Since we live in the area, it is well known to us and many others that the dog days of summer in St. Louis are hot, humid and hazy. On the warmest of these days, the air arrives from the south, bringing with it high temperatures, moisture and natural forest emissions of chemicals, known as […]

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Is There Such A Thing As Too Big? As cruise ships go, the Harmony of the Sea is a monster! This gigantic floating “good time” docked today in the UK as part of her maiden voyage. ( I am not sure why we refer to ships as “her” but this one is a mother..)

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Things Being Built From Shipping Containers. We have done posts before about the use of shipping containers for affordable housing and not just single level residences but gigantically tall apartments made from them! The apartment project was not all attractive but the designers felt it was cost effective and made use of containers that were […]

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Was It Just Luck That Earth Has An Oxygen Atmosphere? Earth scientists from Rice University, Yale University and the University of Tokyo are offering a new answer to the long-standing question of how our planet acquired its oxygenated atmosphere.

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The Importance of Keeping Our Genetic Information Private Cannot Be Overstated. Researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have received a four-year, $4-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a new center for the study of privacy concerns associated with the use of genomic information, the NIH announced today, May 17.

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What Do Your Tweets Reveal To Hackers? Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts in fact, as few as eight over the course of a single day can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster’s home and workplace to a relatively […]

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