Hopping Robots Could Use Stutter Jump to Conserve Energy

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Jumping is much more complicated that it might seem, at least for robots. A new study indicates that the range of future rescue and exploration robots could be extended by adopting a two-part stutter jump.

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How Mosquitoes Manage to Fly in the Rain

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Mosquitoes are able to fly adeptly during a rainstorm as well as under clear skies, but how do they manage that feat? Since mosquitoes weigh 50 times less than raindrops, shouldn’t they be crushed by the rain? David Hu has discovered otherwise.

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