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Video Friday: A Blimp For Your Cat

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months;.....»»

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Newsroom: In 2021, online grocery sales will surpass $100 billion

Grocery ecommerce will make up 12% of US ecommerce spending   February 25, 2021 (New York, NY) – The growth of the online grocery category* accelerated beyond our previous expectations […].....»»

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Titan"s atmosphere recreated in an Earth laboratory

Beyond Earth, the general scientific consensus is that the best place to search for evidence of extraterrestrial life is Mars. However, it is by no means the only place. Aside from the many extrasolar planets that have been designated as "potentially.....»»

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Giving while female: Women are more likely to donate to charities than men of equal means

The American poet Ambrose Bierce wrote in 1906 that a philanthropist is "a rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket.".....»»

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Cryptic fleshy coat aids larvae in crawling on a moss carpet

The roles of physical structures in animal camouflage are not well known. This study illuminates an overlooked role of a mechanism for camouflage. Dr. Imada investigated how larvae of the long-bodied crane flies achieve uncanny resemblance to mosses,.....»»

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Evidence suggests climate whiplash may have more extremes in store for California

Vanderbilt paleoclimatologists using pioneering research have uncovered evidence of ancient climate "whiplash" in California that exceeded even the extremes the state has weathered in the past decade. Their findings present a long-term picture of wha.....»»

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Targeting COVID-19 with innovative computational design methods

Yale scientists have developed a new class of antiviral agents that shows promise for creating COVID-19 therapeutics—exhibiting particular effectiveness when used in tandem with the drug remdesivir, another antiviral medication approved for use aga.....»»

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Turning crop waste into high-value fashion products

Researchers at Cranfield University are working with partners at the University of York to develop a greener way to manufacture textiles for clothing using biomass derived from crop waste......»»

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Forget what you think you know about viral marketing, study suggests

Nearly everything author Malcolm Gladwell said about how information spreads in his 2000 bestseller "The Tipping Point" is wrong, according to a recent study led by UCLA professor of sociology Gabriel Rossman......»»

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Automated savings tools boost bank accounts for some, but the benefits are limited, study shows

Banking tools that automate saving money work as intended for many people—but are ineffective for others, according to new Case Western Reserve University research......»»

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Climate change-driven snowmelt in Alps triggers abrupt seasonal change

Spring snowmelt in the Alps is occurring earlier in the year due to climate change and as a result triggering abrupt deviations in mountain ecosystems. These changes could negatively affect the functioning of these valuable ecosystems......»»

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Successful engine test brings Australian space launch capability a step closer

An Australian research consortium has successfully tested a next generation propulsion system that could enable high-speed flight and space launch services......»»

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LGBTQ+ spaces face a new threat from the pandemic

Dedicated spaces have long been crucial to LGBTQ+ people. Whether it's with friends and chosen family, or partners and hook-ups, these places have created joy and belonging while providing care that isn't always available elsewhere......»»

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Chimpanzees and humans share overlapping territories

Chimpanzees and humans "overlap" in their use of forests and even villages, new research shows......»»

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"Destruction by a thousand cuts": The relentless threat mining poses to the Pilbara cultural landscape

Just as the parliamentary inquiry into Rio Tinto's destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters was reconvening in Canberra, another culturally significant site was damaged at one of BHP's iron ore mines in the Pilbara......»»

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Tiny bubble study could improve dentists" tools

People's teeth-chattering experiences in the dentist's chair could be improved by fresh insights into how tiny, powerful bubbles are formed by ultra-fast vibrations, a study suggests......»»

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Genetic tool could improve monitoring of marine protected areas

Researchers used to need to scuba dive to find out which fish live in any given area of the ocean. Now, a new UCLA study has found that environmental DNA, or eDNA, can be used to identify marine organisms living in a certain space......»»

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UV light shows promise in mitigation of costly swine virus

Let there be (ultraviolet) light......»»

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First rebbachisaurid dinosaur remains found in Asia

A pair of researchers with the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Museum of Natural History in the U.S., respectively, has respectively, uncovered the first known example of a rebbachisaurid dinosaur to be found in Asia. Alexander Averianov.....»»

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Scientists use supercomputers to study reliable fusion reactor design, operation

Nuclear fusion, the same kind of energy that fuels stars, could one day power our world with abundant, safe, and carbon-free energy. Aided by supercomputers Summit at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Thet.....»»

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