WATCH: Squishy ‘Octobot’ Moves Autonomously – NPR

WATCH: Squishy ‘Octobot’ Moves Autonomously – NPR

Enlarge this image A pneumatic network, in red, is embedded within the octobot’s entirely soft body and elastic arms, in blue. Ryan Truby, Michael Wehner, and Lori Sanders/Harvard University hide caption toggle caption Ryan Truby, Michael Wehner, and Lori Sanders/Harvard University A pneumatic network, in red, is embedded within the octobot’s entirely soft body and […]

Watch: A Slow-Motion Sneeze Looks A Lot Like Breathing Fire – NPR

Watch: A Slow-Motion Sneeze Looks A Lot Like Breathing Fire – NPR

Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2016 Credit: Lydia Bourouiba To a mathematician, it’s a violent explosion that shoots out missiles of hot, wet air, slamming a turbulent cloud of moisture into anybody or anything that crosses its path. To the rest of us, it’s a sneeze. And Lydia Bourouiba has made a career out […]

New Technique Shrinks, Makes Small Animals Transparent – Wall Street Journal

In recent years, scientists have managed to make wood, brains and even small mice transparent. Now, European researchers report they have devised a method that not only makes cadavers of bigger animals, such as rats, see-through but also shrinks them to a third of their original size in some cases to get a better window […]

Hope Solo suspended six months for ‘cowards’ remark at Olympics – USA TODAY

Hope Solo suspended six months for ‘cowards’ remark at Olympics – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by US Soccer. Following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics, Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking. USA TODAY SPORTS Hope Solo(Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports) U.S. Soccer suspended […]

Chargers pull offer to Bosa; rookie’s reps fire back – ESPN

6:11 AM ET Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment SAN DIEGO — In an action that could result in their first-round selection sitting out for the foreseeable future, the Chargers announced they have pulled their offer to defensive end Joey Bosa after he declined to accept the team’s “best offer” on Wednesday. Points of contention […]

Rory McIlroy: Glad to be ‘somewhat proven wrong’ about Olympic golf – ESPN

2:28 AM ET Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Prior to golf’s inclusion in this summer’s Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years, Rory McIlroy not only withdrew his name from the competition, but insisted he would only watch “the stuff that matters.” As it turns out, he did watch […]

George Sullivan Receives Provisional Suspension for Potential UFC Anti-Doping Violation – Yahoo Sports

UFC welterweight George Sullivan was supposed to fight Hector Urbina in the UFC on FOX 20 early prelims in July, but that was before he was unexpectedly pulled from the fight card for a potential conflict with the promotion’s anti-doping policy. On Wednesday, Sullivan was provisionally suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which administers the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. “UFC was made […]