Meet Tolley, the single most adorable robot you’ll ever see ever — who’s also a breakthrough

Meet Tolley, the single most adorable robot you’ll ever see ever — who’s also a breakthrough

University of California San Diego engineers have put together the first soft robot which can navigate rough surfaces such as sand and pebbles. This tiny 3D-printed, four-legged bot can also change its shape to climb over obstacles and crawl through tight spaces. Led by University of California San Diego mechanical engineering professor Michael Tolley, the […]

Your brain could be hindering dieting attempts

Your brain could be hindering dieting attempts

Diets don’t work. Anyone who has lost weight and successfully kept the pounds off will tell you it’s about a lifestyle change, which if you’re a yo-yo dieter, will probably annoy you. A new study looking into why our bodies don’t work well on typical diets found that the problem is, at least partly, in […]

Virtual reality may help you cope with loss of loved one

Virtual reality may help you cope with loss of loved one

Virtual reality has become an increasingly popular gaming application, but experiencing and interacting with the 3-D world has benefits beyond sheer entertainment. According to new research, participating in virtual reality support groups may provide an effective option for older adults dealing with grief. Losing a loved one causes many emotions that are often hard to […]

Movie shows Ceres at opposition from Sun

Movie shows Ceres at opposition from Sun

This movie is made of images taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres’ surface. › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> NASA’s Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres’ surface. Mission […]

Is ‘grand illusion’ about Grand Canyon on verge of being exposed?

Is ‘grand illusion’ about Grand Canyon on verge of being exposed?

A geologist is suing the National Park Service and its operations at Grand Canyon National Park because officials there refused him permission to do ordinary research due to his “Christian faith and scientific viewpoints informed by his Christian faith.” Andrew Snelling, who works with Answers in Genesis The case was brought by the Alliance Defending […]

Nanodots are the strongest magnets on Earth and so much fun

Nanodots are the strongest magnets on Earth and so much fun

These precision-milled spheres let you procrastinate with atomic modeling. Nanodots are some of the strongest magnets known to man. Made from a special neodymium alloy, they can lift 1,000 times their own weight. This is probably the coolest desk toy ever. Stack Commerce They may look like simple ball bearings, but Nanodots are some of […]

Not much dust as Cassini flew through between Saturn and its rings

Not much dust as Cassini flew through between Saturn and its rings

What lies in the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings? According to new data from Cassini, the answer is — not much. NASA scientists are reporting that the Cassini spacecraft has encountered less dust than expected in this formerly unexplored region. This is great news for the mission’s engineers, who worried that even a […]

Alternate fasting may be just as good as counting calories

Alternate fasting may be just as good as counting calories

There are few four-letter words that can strike as much fear and dread in people as “diet.” For those who need to lose the most weight, dietitians may recommend calorie-restrictive diets; though they should work, in reality, they’re difficult to follow. However, a new study has found that alternate-fasting diets work just as well as […]

NASA is designing small away-from-home-ecosystems to make space exploration sustainable

NASA is designing small away-from-home-ecosystems to make space exploration sustainable

Researchers at NASA and the University of Arizona, Tucson will be working together to bring long-term sustainability to our space pioneers – one greenhouse at a time. The prototype greenhouse housed at the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Image credits University of Arizona Astronauts have already shown the world their green thumbs by […]

Former Obama official says bureaucrats manipulate climate stats to influence policy

Former Obama official says bureaucrats manipulate climate stats to influence policy

A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington D.C. often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. “What you saw coming out of […]

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