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Video Of The Week - Murata's Robotic Cheerleaders Make Impressive Debut

By Meera Dolasia on September 29, 2014
Video Of The Week - Murata's Robotic Cheerleaders Make Impressive Debut

They may not be able to leap to great heights or perform summersaults like their human counterparts, but the Murata cheerleading robots that made their debut in Japan on Thursday, September 25th, were pretty impressive with the synchronized routine they showcased, while perched over wobbly balls.

Making Sense Of The Ebola Virus

By Meera Dolasia on September 29, 2014
Making Sense Of The Ebola Virus

Every few years, a new pandemic hits the globe and sends shivers down everyone's spines. The latest one making headlines is the Ebola virus, that has infected 6,263 people and caused 2,917 deaths in five West African countries, since the latest outbreak began in March 2014. So what is this disease that scientists have yet to find a cure for, and how do people catch it? Read on!

Get Ready For 2014's Second And Final Total Lunar Eclipse

By Meera Dolasia on September 28, 2014
Get Ready For 2014's Second And Final Total Lunar Eclipse

During the early hours of Wednesday, October 8th, North American residents will experience the second of the four total lunar eclipses that are scheduled to occur before the end of 2015. The 'tetrad' lunar eclipses are a rare phenomenon - one that has been encountered only a handful of times during this century. NASA experts say that thanks to the time of occurrence, the stunning sight of the bright full moon turning a lovely shade of celestial red, will be visible in even the most light-polluted cities.

"Listening Tree" Brings Back The Fun Of Discovering New Music

By June Liu on September 27, 2014
"Listening Tree" Brings Back The Fun Of Discovering New Music

Thanks to services like iTunes, Spotify and Pandora, most people have given up the quest of discovering new music and instead chosen to depend on ready-made playlists or recommendations made by others. Now thanks to the "Listening Tree", music lovers can re-discover the pleasure of unearthing their own musical gems.

Why 21st Century Classrooms May Soon Have "Standing" Room Only

By Meera Dolasia on September 27, 2014
Why 21st Century Classrooms May Soon Have "Standing" Room Only

Love to sink into your chairs and relax when you get to school? Then you will not be thrilled to hear that schools all over the world are seriously considering swapping out conventional desks for ones with no seats at all - Yes, that means you will be encouraged to stand through those already excruciatingly long, math and science sessions! But before you get all nervous, there will be movable stools available for those that are unable or unwilling to stay on their feet for the entire school day.

The World's Deepest Pool Is Scarily . . . Deep!

By Meera Dolasia on September 26, 2014
The World's Deepest Pool Is Scarily . . . Deep!

If you like to showcase your superior diving skills you may want to check out Italy's Y-40 Deep Joy. As the name indicates, the depth of this newly opened pool extends down 40 meters (131-feet) - the height of a 12-story building or nine double-decker buses stacked atop each other!

Marvel Superheroes Come Together To Help "Stomp Out Bullying"

By Meera Dolasia on September 25, 2014
Marvel Superheroes Come Together To Help "Stomp Out Bullying"

Many of Marvel's superheroes know how it feels to be bullied. Hence it is not surprising to hear that this October, the biggest and bravest of them are coming together to commemorate National Bullying Prevention Month, with a series of variant covers on their comic books.

Clever Coral Trout Recruit Eels To Catch Elusive Prey

By Allegra Staples on September 25, 2014
Clever Coral Trout Recruit Eels To Catch Elusive Prey

Your average fish has probably never been thought of as the smartest of creatures, but new research from UK's Cambridge University suggests that underwater dwellers like the coral trout, could probably teach humans a thing or two about clever alliances and teamwork.

MIT's Robotic Cheetah Gets Ready To Take On The World (And Usain Bolt)

By Kendall Costello on September 24, 2014
MIT's Robotic Cheetah Gets Ready To Take On The World (And Usain Bolt)

At first sight, MIT's recently unveiled "Cheetah", may look like an assortment of gears, batteries and motors, but watch it in action and you will soon be reminded of its spotted namesake that also happens to be nature's fastest land predator. Though the robot cannot attain speeds of 60 mph like the real cheetah, the researchers believe they can bring it to race at least 30 mph making it the world's fastest quadruped robot and also, the fastest human (if it were one), since it would easily outrun Usain Bolt's maximum speed of 28 mph!

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