Caltech’s bird-inspired robot uses thrusters to help stay on its feet

Researchers from Caltech have developed a new bird-inspired robot that uses thrusters on its torso to help it to walk with more stability. Here’s why that challenge is so important.
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Caltech sees supernovae, black holes ‘Ned Stark’ and ‘Jon Snow’ shredding stars

A new astronomical project has released its first set of results. It has observed more than one billion of the stars and has made a wealth of discoveries, from 50 small near-Earth asteroids to more than 1,100 supernovae.
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Caltech scientists used DNA to play the world’s tiniest game of tic-tac-toe

Researchers from Caltech have used bioengineering to create the world’s tiniest ever version of the game tic-tac-toe. Here’s what that means for the future of self-repairing nanotech machines.
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Caltech’s tiny new gyroscope is smaller than a single grain of rice

Researchers at Caltech have found a way to shrink optical gyroscopes to a size smaller than a single grain of rice. The resulting tech could be useful for everything from gaming to satellites.
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Caltech trains drones to autonomously ‘herd’ flocks of birds. Here’s why

Birds can cause problems issues for airplanes. To help, engineers at Caltech have developed an algorithm that allows a single drone to herd a whole flock of birds away from an airport’s airspace.
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