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This tiny AI-powered robot is learning to explore the ocean on its own
A new Caltech robot could use machine learning to navigate through turbulent and unknown terrains in the ocean.
LEO the robot can float like a butterfly and balance on a beam
Designed by Caltech engineers, LEO can both walk and fly, allowing it to navigate smartly in complex environments.
Gut microbes may play a role in Parkinson’s disease
A mouse study suggests the brain disease may have ties to the gut
Folded DNA Used To Recreate Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’
Scientists painted the famous artwork in "origami" molecules
Europa Is The New Mars: How Sci Fi Follows Science
With the upcoming release of the major motion picture Europa Report, a couple of Jet Propulsion Lab scientists explain how science fiction has evolved in response to our growing understanding of space.
FYI: What’s The Lightest Metal On Earth?
This material is 100 times lighter than styrofoam--but it's also really strong!
PopSci Q&A: NASA Just Gave You A Telescope. What Will You Look At First?
For the first time, NASA turns over the reins to a functioning spacecraft
Free To a Good Home: One Space Telescope, Still In Orbit
In an unusual move, our cash-strapped space agency is contemplating the donation of one of its still-functional space telescopes. The...
Invented: World’s Lightest Material, 99.99 Percent Air
A collaboration of researchers from HRL, CalTech, and UC Irvine have created the new world’s lightest material–some 100 times lighter...
Remembering a Former Caltech Rocket Scientist and the Founder of China’s Space Program
Qian Xuesen has died at 98; he helped found Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory before being deported as a suspected Communist