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#430009 Draper’s Genetically Modified ...

A live dragonfly with a cybernetic backpack and optical implants is now airborne Continue reading

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#430007 ‘Harder, better, faster, ...

What if running the 26.2 miles of a marathon only felt like running 24.9 miles, or if you could improve your average running pace from 9:14 minutes/mile to 8:49 minutes/mile without weeks of training? Researchers at the Wyss Institute and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University have demonstrated that a tethered soft exosuit can reduce the metabolic cost of running on a treadmill by 5.4% compared to not wearing the exosuit, bringing those dreams of high performance closer to reality. "Homo sapiens has evolved to become very good at distance running, but our results show that further improvements to this already extremely efficient system are possible," says corresponding author Philippe Malcolm, Ph.D., former Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Wyss Institute and SEAS, and now Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where he continues to collaborate on this work. The study appears today in Science Robotics. Continue reading

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#429999 Human-level AI Is Right Around the ...

Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, and others weigh in on the future of artificial intelligence Continue reading

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#429994 World Science Festival 2017: Watch It ...

Science enthusiasts take to the streets of NYC to get their fill of amazing ideas and discussion on everything from the human regeneration and artificial intelligence to evolution and human connectedness. Watch live webcasts on Live Science. Continue reading

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#429990 All the Latest, Most Exciting Robotics ...

We're at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2017 in Singapore Continue reading

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