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Apr 17, 2014 02:03 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
Archimedes would love this axe, which is not a wedge, but a lever. Continue reading →
Jan 24, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
Is bigger better? When it comes to machines, vehicles, robots and Ferris wheels, the answer is almost always, yes.
Jan 7, 2014 08:47 AM ET // Nic Halverson
The diminutive Cubli can not only stand on its "toes," it also represents the future of artificially intelligent machines that can react to their environment. Continue reading →
Jan 7, 2014 08:49 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
A present-day engineer imagines what 19th Century inventors would do with LEGOs. Continue reading →
Dec 10, 2013 07:00 AM ET // Nic Halverson
Don't let the cold and snow get the best of you.
Oct 24, 2013 09:30 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Robots have feelings, too -- if they're programmed to at least.
Oct 21, 2013 01:47 PM ET // Nic Halverson
An artist creates tools that go on the attack, sabotaging themselves by design. Continue reading →
Apr 9, 2012 05:31 PM ET // Alice Truong
Over Easter weekend, kids hunted for eggs, ate copious amounts of sugar and passed out. Meanwhile, a group of kids from St. Olaf College decided to switch gears, breaking the world record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine. The students from the small liberal arts school in Northfield, Minn., we...
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