February 2013: Robots To The Rescue

February 2013

February 2013

February 2013Nick Kaloterakis

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By Jacob Ward

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Humans regularly lose their lives rushing into disaster zones. Now engineers are racing to build robots that can take their place. By Erik Sofge

** Extreme storms such as Hurricane Sandy have pushed the U.S. electrical grid to its breaking point. The technology exists to keep the lights on--we just need to implement it.** By Kalee Thompson

** Could the secret to breakthrough science be as simple as having fun?** By Daniel Engber

** Long-overdue upgrades to America's rail system could prevent the next big train catastrophe. So why are the railroads so reluctant to make them?** By Dan Baum

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