• Autonomous, self-contained soft robotic fish at MIT - 03/13/14

    Soft robots — which don't just have soft exteriors but are also powered by fluid flowing through flexible channels — have become a sufficiently popular research topic that they now have their own journal, Soft Robotics.


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  • UCLA discovers cocaine use makes cells susceptible to HIV - 03/13/14

    Relatively little research into how drugs can impact the body's defenses against the virus. But a new UCLA study published in the October issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology examines how cocaine affects a unique population of immune cells called quiescent CD4 T cells, which are resistant to the virus that causes AIDS.


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  • One Little Dog Robot - 03/12/14

    This is the more advanced version of this robot, created by the University of Southern California. The robot is completely autonomous and trained by machine learning algorithms. The video is real-time.


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  • Storm Chasing with the University of Queensland - 03/12/14

    Geographical Sciences PhD student Joshua Soderholm is exploring the collisions between thunderstorms and sea breezes which lead to rapid, unpredictable and dangerous storms over the heavily populated region.


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  • Designing moving buildings with robots at UCLA - 03/12/14

    Imagine a building that can change its shape. As self-driving cars and other technological advances transform science fiction into reality, that's the type of challenge that UCLA architecture and urban design professor Greg Lynn has asked his graduate students to ponder.


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