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Tiny Origami Robot Runs, Climbs, Lifts Loads, And Even "Self-Destructs" Once Job Is Done

By Allegra Staples on July 28, 2015
Tiny Origami Robot Runs, Climbs, Lifts Loads, And Even "Self-Destructs" Once Job Is Done

Often the most incredible innovations come in the tiniest packages. That is certainly true for the origami robots created by some Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers. The microbots that made their debut earlier this summer at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle, WA, are not just adorable. They also possess skills that may come in handy to combat human ailments.

Historic Flyby Of Pluto Reveals Fascinating Details About The Dwarf Planet

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on July 25, 2015
Historic Flyby Of Pluto Reveals Fascinating Details About The Dwarf Planet

Cheers erupted at "Plutopalooza" parties all across the United States as the New Horizons spacecraft soared past the dwarf planet at 7:49 am EDT on Tuesday, July 14th. The historic encounter that brought the spacecraft within 7,800 miles of Pluto, successfully ended the three billion mile journey that began almost a decade ago.

Rare "Sea Serpent" Oarfish Wash Ashore On New Zealand And California Beaches

By Kendall Costello on July 23, 2015
Rare "Sea Serpent" Oarfish Wash Ashore On New Zealand And California Beaches

In late April and early June, two giant eel-like fish washed ashore on the beaches of Aramoana, New Zealand and Catalina Island, California. Known as oarfish or Regalecus russelii, the colossal deep-sea creatures that measured 10-feet and 17-feet long respectively, are a rare sight. Hence the news of two appearing almost simultaneously caused much excitement and also a little trepidation.

Ingenious Backpack Doubles Up As A Portable Laundry Machine

By Kim Bussing on July 19, 2015
Ingenious Backpack Doubles Up As A Portable Laundry Machine

The biggest challenge faced by travelers especially those that like to disappear into the wilderness or on extensive backpacking trips is how to ensure a steady supply of clean clothes. Now thanks to an ingenious invention called Scrubba Wash Pack that worry may be a thing of the past.

Meet Gavin Munro, The Man Who Grows Furniture

By Kimberly Solis on June 25, 2015
Meet Gavin Munro, The Man Who Grows Furniture

Some people like to grow fruits, others prefer to focus on vegetables. Then there is Gavin Munro, who is partial to cultivating furniture. No, he is not a scientist with a crazy idea, but an ordinary man who is living his dream of growing "green" chairs!

Swedish Blood Donors Receive A Text Message Every Time They Help Save A Life

By Meera Dolasia on June 23, 2015
Swedish Blood Donors Receive A Text Message Every Time They Help Save A Life

Most people think about donating blood. However, very few actually do it. According to experts though almost 50% of the US population can be counted as potential blood donors less than 10% ever give. What's worse is that even the most consistent ones donate an average of just three to four times during their lifetime. Though these statistics pertain to the US, the situation is similar worldwide. Now the officials in Sweden are trying to to reverse the trend with the help of modern-day technology.

Wind And Solar Powered Ecocapsule Allows Thrill-Seekers To Live Off The Grid

By June Liu on June 19, 2015
Wind And Solar Powered Ecocapsule Allows Thrill-Seekers To Live Off The Grid

Recreation Vehicles (RV's) or mobile homes are an excellent way to travel around the world and experience life like a local. It is no wonder that they are getting increasingly popular not just with vacationers but also retirees and seasonal workers. The only drawbacks are that these gas-guzzling homes on wheels are not very environmentally friendly and also somewhat restrictive. That's because they depend on the grid for water and electricity.

Forming Cliques Is Not Just A Human Trait - Baboons Do It Too!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on June 16, 2015
Forming Cliques Is Not Just A Human Trait - Baboons Do It Too!

The human tendency to gravitate towards people that are similar to them starts early. In school-age children, the behavior called homophily, or 'love of the same' often has to do with how others dress or act. Adults tend to form groups based on social stature, professions or personalities. Turns out that forming cliques and shutting out those that are "different" is not just a human trait. South Africa's Chacma or Cape baboons display similar tendencies as well!

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