Soft robotics ‘toolkit’ features everything a robot-maker needs

A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible materials. With the advent of low-cost 3D printing, laser cutters, and other advances in manufacturing... Continue Reading →

Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low

Just 40 percent of Americans put a “great deal or fair amount” of trust in the media–a majority tied for the lowest rate since Gallup started tracking trust in the media nearly 20 years ago. After registering slightly higher trust last year, Americans’ confidence in the media’s ability to report “the news fully, accurately, and... Continue Reading →

Schizophrenia Revealed To Be 8 Genetically Distinct Disorders

Just over 1 percent of the American population has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder that causes debilitating symptoms including paranoid delusions, auditory hallucinations, and impaired social behavior. A new study has revealed that schizophrenia is not one disease, but eight disorders with genetically distinct causes. This could dramatically change how schizophrenia is... Continue Reading →

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