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New robots snake their way up sand

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have combined biology and robotics to create a modular robotic snake.

Cell mechanics play a role in the spread of cancer

Associate professor chemical engineering and biomedical engineering Kris Dahl has found a new way to prevent cancer cells from spreading - by changing the cells' mechanical behavior.

Pugwash: In climate debate, people must consider mitigation or adaptation

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, educational organization that discusses the implications of science. This article is a summary of last week’s discussion on our reaction to climate change.

How Things Work: Anthropic principle explores the universe's coincidences

The anthropic principle seeks to understand the coincidences which allow for life on Earth.

SciTech Briefs

Chemistry Nobel laureates improve microscopy Eric Betzig, a physicist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Va.;...

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