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Robot ‘DURUS’ can move like a human

Robot ‘DURUS’ can move like a human

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that a flat footed robot could be made to walk like human, but for mimicking human movement, improvements are required in existing robotic technology. They have created a robot, called DURUS, which can walk and wear shoes like humans do.

Robot makers have so far created robots that could do simple and repetitive tasks, but now, robotics is moving toward creation of more useful robots that could interact with humans and do certain complex tasks, such as housekeeping.

Manatees are dying again in polluted Indian River Lagoon

Manatees are dying again in polluted Indian River Lagoon

Manatees have started dying once again in Florida. State officials said that between 2012 and 2015, about 158 manatees died in the state’s Indian River Lagoon, once called the America’s most diverse ecosystem. Along with them, pelicans and dolphins also lost their lives by the score in the contaminated lagoon.

Witnessing stressful event increases odds for mentally ill patients to engage in violent crime

Witnessing stressful event increases odds for mentally ill patients to engage in violent crime

Stressful experiences are not healthy for both, people with mental illness, and without psychiatric disorders. But researchers said that the former category is affected at the greater extent. They are more likely to indulge into violent crime in the week following the trauma.

Study’s co-author Seena Fazel, professor of forensic psychiatry at the University of Oxford in England, explained that stressful events like being victimized, injured in an accident, losing parent or self harming, act as triggers.

Novel microscope shows corals kissing and competing with other species

Novel microscope shows corals kissing and competing with other species

In a research paper published in Nature Communications, scientists have unveiled about a new microscope that has helped them get up close and personal with coral and other sea life. The new microscope works under up to 100 feet of water.

Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego said that the Benthic Underwater Microscope (BUM) is able to capture high-resolution images of objects around a tenth of the width of human hair.

Efficacy of antibiotics questioned as Colistin also termed ineffective

Efficacy of antibiotics questioned as Colistin also termed ineffective

In the beginning of April, experts at a military lab outside Washington strengthened their hunt for proof that an unsafe new biological threat had crossed the nation’s borders. They didn’t require looking for it much as they found it in no time.

Opting for bicycle could lower your risk for type 2 diabetes: Research

Opting for bicycle could lower your risk for type 2 diabetes: Research

According to a latest research, the decision of going on two wheels instead of four may decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes. The study discovered that people who bike to office or cycle for fun face lesser chances of getting the illness.

Magnesium supplement lowers BP among hypertensive adults: Study

Magnesium supplement lowers BP among hypertensive adults: Study

As per results of a meta-analysis, magnesium supplementation results into decrease in blood pressure in both hypertensive and normotensive grownups. Yiqing Song, MD, ScD, of the Indiana University School of Public Health in Indianapolis, and colleagues mentioned in meta-analysis of 34 separate trials, appeared online in Hypertension, that intake of 368-mg magnesium every day for three months caused 2.00 mm Hg drop in systolic blood pressure and 1.78 mm Hg reductions in diastolic blood pressure.

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