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Self-Correcting Flying Robot Unveiled By Swiss Engineers
2012-06-17 06:27:41

Researchers at a Swiss technological institute have developed a flying robot which they say was designed to seek out -- not avoid -- contact, and is capable of withstanding a collision.

2011-05-04 12:44:59

Using simple robots to simulate genetic evolution over hundreds of generations, Swiss scientists provide quantitative proof of kin selection and shed light on one of the most enduring puzzles in biology: Why do most social animals, including humans, go out of their way to help each other?


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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