How a Spider Named Kim is Helping Scientists Create a New Class of Jumping Robots

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A spider named Kim is helping scientists create agile jumping robots. Using high-speed cameras and 3D CT scans, researchers from the University of Manchester recorded how Kim jumps to capture the mechanics and the minutest details of how spiders leap. The study is now published in Nature Scientific Reports. The researchers hope that their improved … Read more

There is Now a Software Program That Can Make You Sound More Trustworthy

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A computer program called CLEESE helped French researchers determine how to sound more dominant and trustworthy. Yep, you read that right. There is now a computer program that can help you sound more trustworthy and dominant. The software is called CLEESE. Using CLEESE, a group of French researchers figured out which vocal intonations made you … Read more

It’s a Ruse: Instagram is not Going Back to Chronological

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You’ve probably seen several headlines claiming that Instagram is changing back to its chronological feed.  But don’t get too excited just yet. To be more accurate, Instagram is simply coming up with a different algorithm and artfully stating that the changes will make recent posts “more likely” to appear. In a post published on Thursday, … Read more