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Leggy Robot (Almost) Moves Like Jagger

In popular fiction, humanoid robots have no rhythm—look no further than the "robot dance" for evidence of this. Yet rhythm—or the neurophysiological processes that enable humans to produce patterns of recurring movement—is the key to creating bots that move more like people...

July 5, 2012 — Larry Greenemeier

And now we're One!

The Scientific American Blog Network launched on July 5th, 2011. Yes, exactly one year ago! So, Happy Birthday to us! Yeay!You have probably seen the bloggers, all day long today, posting calls for readers to de-lurk and introduce themselves...

STAFFJuly 5, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Lurkers, de-lurk! Who is reading this blog?

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Scientific American Blog Network. Happy first birthday to us!To celebrate, we’ve decided to take a page from fantastic science writer and Discover Magazine blogger Ed Yong, who every year asks his readers: who are you?Since I joined the blog network in February, I’ve been thrilled with the readership and comments I’ve received, whether here, over email, or through some other online portal...

July 5, 2012 — Ilana Yurkiewicz

Split

Image of the Week #49, July 3rd, 2012:
From: Art Asks, Should We Be More Sympathetic Towards Addicts?

July 3, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Medicaid Decision Could Further Fragment Health Care

If I had to sum up everything that is wrong with the US health care system in one-word sound bites, I would start with "fragmentation." There are just too many ways for patients to fall through the cracks.* Last week's ruling by the Supreme Court upholding the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not directly address this problem—nor was it meant to...

July 3, 2012 — Christine Gorman

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