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  • 'Next-Generation Robots' Set To Be Introduced Into Japanese Airport

This Week In Space: Explosions In Our Sky And Our Sun

This Week In Space: Explosions In Our Sky And Our Sun

It was a rough week for space research in light of the failure of SpaceX's latest mission, but there were still wonders to be found in the night sky and our sun. Plus, the arts and sciences collided with the announcement of plans to send fine art to the moon for the first time.

Interview With Kegan Schouwenburg of Sols 3D Printed Custom Insoles

Interview With Kegan Schouwenburg of Sols 3D Printed Custom Insoles

Kegan Schouwenburg, the 29-year-old CEO and co-founder of SOLS - a $20M company that 3D-prints corrective orthodic insoles - talks about the future of 3D printing to support custom mass ­manufacturing of footwear and other product types.

'Next-Generation Robots' Set To Be Introduced Into Japanese Airport

'Next-Generation Robots' Set To Be Introduced Into Japanese Airport

Robots made by Cyberdyne are set to be introduced into the Haneda Airport in Japan. Robots will take care of cleaning. Exoskeletons will also be provided, helping workers be able to lift more.

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SCIENCEFindings Suggest That Exoplanets Can Rejuvenate Themselves

Space

Findings Suggest That Exoplanets Can Rejuvenate Themselves

Astronomers have possibly found an exoplanet that can shave billions of years off its age. What does that mean for us?

SCIENCESeahorse’s Strangely Square Tail Could Help Engineers Build Better Robots

Seahorse’s Strangely Square Tail Could Help Engineers Build Better Robots

Tough yet bendy, the tail of a seahorse has a combination of properties that are very useful robots as well as for sea creatures. New research shows that the key to this desirable design is the square bony plates that give a seahorse’s tail its structure.

SCIENCERosetta Finds Unexpected Sinkholes, Flat-Bottomed Basins On Comet, ESA Says

Space

Rosetta Finds Unexpected Sinkholes, Flat-Bottomed Basins On Comet, ESA Says

The Rosetta orbiter has sent back images of sinkholes on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to Earth - and is bringing scientists one step closer to understanding what makes comets tick.

SCIENCENew Horizons Spots Mysterious Spots On Pluto: What Are They Really?

Space

New Horizons Spots Mysterious Spots On Pluto: What Are They Really?

A string of similarly-sized dark patches evenly spaced along Pluto's equator has scientists scratching their heads. Nothing like it has been seen before, they say.

SCIENCERussian Progress Cargo Ship Carrying ISS Supplies Successfully Reaches Orbit

Space

Russian Progress Cargo Ship Carrying ISS Supplies Successfully Reaches Orbit

Russia's attempt to conduct a resupply mission to the International Space Station exhibited initial success. The Progress cargo ship reaches orbit as planned and is set to arrive at the ISS in two days.

SCIENCEEngineers May Build Better Airplanes Due To Inspiration From Insect Legs

Engineers May Build Better Airplanes Due To Inspiration From Insect Legs

A team of researchers at the Trinity College in Dublin are studying how to incorporate different functionalities of insect legs with aircraft and hospital equipment designs in order to make them lighter and safer for users.

SCIENCESnakeskin-Inspired Surface Breaks Records With 40 Percent Less Friction

Earth

Snakeskin-Inspired Surface Breaks Records With 40 Percent Less Friction

An etched surface inspired by snakeskin has broken friction records. It will be useful in high-power auto parts such are used in Formula 1 cars, among other applications.

SCIENCEScientists Figure Out How To Levitate Single Cancer Cells Using Magnets

Earth

Scientists Figure Out How To Levitate Single Cancer Cells Using Magnets

Scientists have discovered a way to levitate single cancer cells using magnetic levitation. Not only that, but the method will be used to sort different types of cells and could lead to better disease diagnosis and drug testing.

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