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Issus nymph revealed first functional mechanical gears in nature

By Damir Beciri
One Comment15 September 2013

issus-nymph-1While there are examples of apparently ornamental cogs in the animal kingdom – such as on the shell of the cog wheel turtle or the back of the wheel bug – gears with a functional role have been elusive or rendered defunct by evolution. Scientists at the University of Cambridge have been able to reveal… »


Mimicking quorum sensing to synchronize dancing Nao robots

By Damir Beciri
30 May 2012

aldebaran-nao-robots-mit-quorum-sensingSo far, there have been research groups and companies who demonstrated how their robots can function in sync. However, influence from various parameters and events in real world applications do affect robots. A group of researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, developed an approach able to partially handle these problems by… »