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cephalopods

Weird Pupils Let Octopuses See Their Colorful Gardens

Octopuses, squid and other cephalopods are colorblind – their eyes see only black and white – but their weirdly shaped pupils may allow them...
cars

Driverless Cars: Who Gets Protected?

Driverless cars pose a quandary when it comes to safety. These autonomous vehicles are programmed with a set of safety rules, and it is...
robobees

Flight of the RoboBees

Long-term NSF support for Harvard University researchers helps develop unique flying micro-robots
Graphene oxide

For stronger, lighter, cheaper materials, scroll up

Water filters of the future may be made from billions of tiny, graphene-based nanoscrolls. Each scroll, made by rolling up a single, atom-thick layer...
statistics

‘The intellectual terrain of statistics’

In The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom, published in March by the Harvard University Press, Stephen Stigler identifies seven fundamental principles of statistics, a largely interdisciplinary...
3d material

Delft students help to design 3D material with controllable shape and...

Imagine a house that will fit into a rucksack or a wall that turns into a window at the flick of a button. In...