Home Alone, Just Me and Science

Left alone for the evening, Jenn is left to fend boredom with the aid of science, and weird ideas from the internet. What follows may shock you.

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Blogging 101 Day One

I’ve been trying to kick this blog into life for months now, so I decided to give the WordPress Blogging 101 challenge a try.  I signed up for November, and then an unexpected life event ate up nearly the entire first half of the month (I’ll tell that horror story another time). Now I’m going to play catch up this week and see where it takes me. The first assignment is an introduction post. I’ve always been very bad at those. Here goes. Once upon a time, I was a enthusiastic writer and blogged regularly. I had a small but growing following that appreciated my sense of humor and story telling… Read More

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Creepy Crawly Robot Slug Thing!

Researchers at Harvard have made amazing progress in the field of soft robotics. Their creepy crawling creation is untethered and self-containted, carrying its processors, control system and batteries on its back. The robot’s body is made of highly durable silicone, with a kevlar bottom layer. The limbs can be run over by a car without issue. This is big step in robotics modeled by biology, and I look forward to seeing how this technology develops. Check out the video below.  For more information, refer to this Harvard Gazette article, or their submission to the research journal Soft Robotics.  

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