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txchnologist:

Carnegie Mellon’s modular snake robots are learning some new moves thanks to an effort across several universities. The machines, which have already shown proficiency at climbing trees, are being designed to overcome all sorts of difficult terrain. Now they are demonstrating that they have taken more tips from their flesh-and-blood namesakes. 

This time, roboticists have trained the modular snakes to move across soft sand like the venomous pit vipers called sidewinder rattlesnakes that live in the southwestern U.S. Sidewinders use a sideways J-shaped form of locomotion to efficiently climb up yielding sandy slopes without slipping.  

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feelinranty:

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kobetyrant:

HOW IS THIS NOT EVERYWHERE?

Reblogging this good news…again.

y’all know EXACTLY why this isn’t everywhere. don’t pretend to be oblivious

Well let’s spread the word then guys. This kid deserves all the attention.

"Ramarni, what will you do when you grow up?"
"Literally everything."
So excited when I hear stories like this because imagine what he will accomplish

feelinranty:

necessary-sass:

curlybrownboy:

belindapendragon:

kobetyrant:

HOW IS THIS NOT EVERYWHERE?

Reblogging this good news…again.

y’all know EXACTLY why this isn’t everywhere. don’t pretend to be oblivious

Well let’s spread the word then guys. This kid deserves all the attention.

"Ramarni, what will you do when you grow up?"

"Literally everything."

So excited when I hear stories like this because imagine what he will accomplish

sinnephi
fastcodesign:

This Kinetic Wall Of Clocks Is Utterly Hypnotic
Some things are just meant to be seen in motion. That’s certainly the case with A Million Times, a whirring board of almost 300 analogue clocks that exist in such a beautiful harmony with one another that they can segue from a pattern of rhythmically undulating waves to a full-functional digital watchface. A static image doesn’t do it justice.
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fastcodesign:

This Kinetic Wall Of Clocks Is Utterly Hypnotic

Some things are just meant to be seen in motion. That’s certainly the case with A Million Times, a whirring board of almost 300 analogue clocks that exist in such a beautiful harmony with one another that they can segue from a pattern of rhythmically undulating waves to a full-functional digital watchface. A static image doesn’t do it justice.

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