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Evolutionary adaptations have made humans predisposed to laziness Professor Daniel Lieberman, an expert in human physiology at Harvard University, claims that evolution has selected for us to do only as much exercise as is needed to survive (stock image used)
Mail Online | Aug 30, 2016 4:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Harvard develops soft octopus-like robot Researchers at Harvard University have developed a robot that looks more like a sea creature than a high-tech gadget.
WXYZ.com | Aug 30, 2016 2:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Detroit, Michigan
How might this squishy 'octobot' alter the course of robotics? Harvard University researchers have created the first autonomous, entirely soft robot. But what can it do?
The Christian Science Monitor | Aug 27, 2016 12:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Meet Octobot, a soft-bodied robot that moves like an octopus Our future robot overlords never looked so squishy. A team of scientists led out of Harvard University have managed to build an entirely soft robot one thats inspired by an octopus. The octobot, described this week in the journal Nature, could pave the wa
Los Angeles Times | Aug 26, 2016 6:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Harvard, Bloomberg launch $32M project to train US mayors CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts Harvard University says it's partnering with business titan Michael Bloomberg to provide leadership training to mayors across the U.S.Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor, is donating $32 million to start the Bloomberg Harvard
BostonHerald.com | Aug 26, 2016 2:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Boston, Massachusetts
Bloomberg, Harvard launch $32 million project to train mayors Harvard University says it's partnering with business titan Michael Bloomberg to provide leadership training to mayors across the U.S.The former New York City mayor is donating $32 million to start...To view the full story, click the title link.
Crain's New York Business | Aug 25, 2016 8:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from New York, New York
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A robot that's a real softie: 'Squishy' Octobot can slip through cracks and tight spaces like a real octopus and costs just 'pennies' to make Meet Octobot. The tiny octopus-inspired bot designed at Harvard University mimics the real life creature to get through cracks and tight places, making it ideal as a rescue robot.
Mail Online | Aug 24, 2016 9:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
This adorable robot octopus is powered by farts The latest addition to a growing menagerie of octopus-robots has a lot going for it: Its small, completely squishy, it doesnt need a battery and it farts.The adorable palm-sized robot is the work of a team of engineers from Harvard University. They create
Yahoo! News | Aug 24, 2016 9:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
WATCH: Squishy 'Octobot' Moves Autonomously The robot designed by a team from Harvard University moves without the help of any rigid parts. Researchers say it is the first proof-of-concept design for an entirely soft, autonomous machine.
NPR.org | Aug 24, 2016 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dream team of historians proposed to advise U.S. president Imagine a dream team of the nation's top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That's the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who say many U.S. leaders know alarmingly little about history,
The Journal Record | Aug 24, 2016 6:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma