Slipping into this ‘skin’ turns any object into a robot

Slipping into this ‘skin’ turns any object into a robot

When you think of robots, usually you think of a 3D being that manipulates the world around it. But Yale University researchers took a different tack, turning away from nature to design “robotic skins” that wrap around existing objects and manipulate them from the outside. It’s an out-of-this-world solution intended to help with space-age issues, although its inventors hope it will have applications here on Earth as well.

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Addictive behavior could trace back to an ancient retrovirus in our DNA

Addictive behavior could trace back to an ancient retrovirus in our DNA

A blindfolded sea otter named Selka shows how the critters find food in murky water

A blindfolded sea otter named Selka shows how the critters find food in murky water