Science

“Intuitive” control may power next-gen motorised prosthetic legs

Using EMG signals helped the prosthetic leg function better...

Mini origami robot self-folds, walks, swims and degrades

A team of researchers at MIT has created a untethered mini origami robot that self-folds, walks, swims and degrades. Starting off as a flat sheet...

Overactive thyroid linked to bone fracture risk

Researchers conducted 13 individual studies involving more than 70 000 patients from all over the world....

Audi produces synthetic petrol from plant matter

The next step in the synthetic petrol project is to figure out how to eliminate the biomass requirement entirely...

Questions about how the world works

Q: It is said that the camera adds 5 kilograms. Is there any scientific basis to that claim? A: Bacon cheeseburgers add 5 kilograms. The...

How to make a sustainable hospital

By Kevin Dupzyk An earthquake can have positive side effects. Like in 1994, when, in response to an earthquake that damaged many hospitals in the...

Building classrooms for a better future

It sometimes seems like our throwaway society is simply drowning out those who would like to live more sustainable lives. Happily, that’s not always the...

The world’s wildest pool

By Stephen Madden Coast Guard rescue swimmers sometimes have to abseil down cliffs and dangle from helicopters to save people from churning seas. During big...

How to get rid of an earworm? Chew gum

A recent poll suggested more than 90 % of the population experience earworms at least once a wee...

The Sun Plane

The Sun Plane

They’re the Amelia Earharts of clean energy: this month Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will attempt to become the first people to circumnavigate...

Distance measured to oldest galaxy ever seen

Effectively, we have been able to look back to when the Universe was only five percent of its present age...

Moore’s Law turns 50

Moore’s Law turns 50

Viewed initially as a way of measuring progress, it came to be the standard for innovation...

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