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No high-tech high five, this robot uses a beanbag for a hand

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It’s far from easy to design a robot with one controllable joint, so imagine the difficulty of creating an artificial hand and its numerous knuckles. A team of researchers from the University of Chicago, Cornell University, iRobot Corp. and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) may have found a way around this challenge by [...]

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Non-Native Chicago Wildlife

Happy Birthday to Siesta at the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago!

Mid-February, I took a science-themed trip to Chicago. I absolutely had to visit the new orphaned baby otter adopted by the Shedd Aquarium. I also could not turn down a chance to offer a one year happy birthday greeting to the two toed sloth born at Lincoln Park Zoo last year around Valentine’s Day. First, [...]

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Science for Grown-ups in Chicago

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I will be in Chicago this week attending science events aimed at grown-ups. If you don’t know the city, check out this tilt-shift video. Incredible! What started as a trip to view the work-in-progress film about cold fusion called “The Believers” (see my post), has become a bit of an adventure. I will briefly fill [...]

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