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Robo-cat offers speed and agility for search and rescue

Swiss robotics researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne say the design of their cat-like robot is based on meticulous observations of the feline leg, giving the robot all the speed and stability that real cats have. Writing about their work in the International Journal of Robotics Research, the researchers suggest that “cheetah-cub robots” like […]

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“It’s not all in the genes,” say epigenetic code-breakers




“Genes are not destiny,” say the Salk Institute scientists who have been delving into the epigenetic code that allows organisms to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than via DNA genetic coding.Their groundbreaking study, published inScience, provides the first evidence that an organism’s epigenetic code – an extra layer of biochemical […]




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