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    This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through November 18)

    Original @ Singularity Hub ROBOTS Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It’s Full-Tilt Insane Matt Simon | Wired  “To be clear: Humanoids aren’t supposed to be able to do this. It’s extremely difficult to make a bipedal robot that can move effectively, much less kick off a tumbling routine.” TRANSPORTATION This Is the Tesla Semi Truck Zac Estrada | […] [...]

    When to fish: Timing matters for fish that migrate to reproduce

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories It’s no secret that human activities affect fish, particularly those that must migrate to reproduce. Years of building dams and polluting rivers in some regions have left fish such as salmon struggling to return to their home streams and give birth to … [...]

    A year of many firsts for the MIT Energy Hackathon

    Original @ MIT News – Energy With its best showing yet in a three-year history, the MIT Energy Hackathon fostered innovation with technological advancement from students around the world. [...]

    New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery responsible for the toys’ wind-up motion. The new computational … [...]

    Facebook launches video app for content creators in challenge to YouTube

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Facebook has launched a video app called Creators aimed at building a community of closely followed producers like YouTube’s, the company announced Thursday. [...]

    Researchers reveal jamming in cellular motor protein traffic

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories To keep a cell alive, molecular motor proteins constantly transport building blocks and waste across the cell, along its biopolymer network. Because of the high density of these proteins, jamming effects are believed to affect this transport, just like… [...]

    Study says homeowners shouldn’t count on property appreciation creating wealth

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and the University of Wyoming finds that the property appreciation mos… [...]

    Migration, Drug Activity Spiked While Coast Guard Worked Hurricanes

    Original @ Defensetech With three hurricanes in fast succession this fall pushing Coast Guard responders and relief assets to their limits, bad actors have taken advantage, the commandant… [...]

    Design Thinking Is Your Secret Weapon for Building a Greater Good

    Original @ Singularity Hub Jeanne Liedtka is a strategy professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, where she works with MBA students and executives on design-led approaches to innovation and growth. The author of five books and a very popular online class on design thinking, Liedtka is passionate about helping leaders learn the skills, tools, […] [...]

    Filtration of nanoparticles from traffic should become a key criterion of building ventilation

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Air filters that efficiently expel nanoparticles should be adopted in buildings. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Tampere University of Technology (TUT) have developed a comparison technique which has detected marked differences between the… [...]