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Sep 16, 2014

MIT's Cheetah "Bound For Robotic Glory"

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you're building a robotic animal for speed, the ultimate goal has to be to emulate the world’s fastest land animal – the cheetah . And a team of researchers at MIT, supported by the Defense Advan...

Sep 10, 2014

World's first scientific sex survey reveals the worst position for men with bad backs

The painful sex lives of those suffering from bad backs are being worsened by medical advice that spooning is the best position for them, according to a new study. For the first time ever, scientists have successfully documented the way the spine mov...

Sep 03, 2014

Earthlings residents of Laniakea

Everyone on Earth is now a resident of Laniakea. That is the name scientists have given to the gigantic supercluster of galaxies which contains our own Milky Way. It got us thinking. What would a letter addressed to the Queen now look like if we wrot...

Aug 29, 2014

Toronto doctor’s iPhone app diagnoses alcohol withdrawal

It never receives as much attention as shootings, car crashes, or even other drugs. But alcohol is a major burden on hospitals, accounting for 30 per cent of emergency room traffic by some estimates. (One British study linked alcohol to 70 per cent o... #Toronto #Tom Hanks #Kim Kardashian

Sep 03, 2014

Pacemaker that takes its power from the heart: New device will remove need for operations to replace the battery

A prototype of a battery-free cardiac pacemaker has been developed by a Swiss researcher based on an automatic wristwatch using technology which harvests energy from heart motion... #Toronto #Tom Hanks #Kim Kardashian