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scooter injuries

People keep hurting themselves with e-bikes and scooters

December 26th, 2019

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a public transportation revolution currently underway. Yes, apps like Uber and Lyft have made on-demand ride-hailing a reality, but more personal options like e-bikes and electric scooters are now crowding the sidewalks of many cities around the globe. They can be incredibly convenient, but are they safe? A new …

failing is good

Failing might actually be good for you

October 1st, 2019

Career setbacks can be a real bummer no matter what your profession. For scientists, proposals that fail to gain funding and research efforts that hit dead ends can force them to shelve years of hard work. It’s these failures, and the future careers of scientists that endure them, that is at the heart of a …

robot taste

Scientists invent a robot that can taste with its fingers

June 27th, 2019

As the relentless march of technology continues unabated, robots have grown more and more complex. They’re capable of mimicking humans with increasing accuracy, but there are still a few things that set us apart from our mechanical creations. Sure, robots can touch, see, and hear, but what about taste? A team of researchers from UC …

moon collision

Researchers say a tiny planet slammed into the Moon a long time ago

May 21st, 2019

Earth’s Moon only ever shows us one face. It’s locked into its current orientation, with a permanent nearside and farside, but it wasn’t until the Apollo missions that scientists were able to see just how different the two sides really are. The nearside, with its sea of dark gray basins standing in contrast to the …