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Video: 5,000 fiber-optic robots will teach scientists about dark energy’s effects on the universe

By Faye Oney / November 7, 2018

Berkeley Lab scientists are leading a project to explore the expansion of the universe. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument consists of 5,000 robots that will gather light from distant galaxies to measure dark energy’s effects on the universe.

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Videos: Exploding pumpkins, homemade batteries, and other Halloween fun

By Faye Oney / October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween! Watch today’s videos to learn how to explode a pumpkin and how to make a battery out of calcium carbide to light your pumpkin.

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Video: These robots will clean your messy room, if you have time to wait

By Faye Oney / October 24, 2018

A Japanese company has developed an autonomous robot that can clean up a messy room by identifying objects and responding to commands. Watch today’s video to see the “Autonomous Tidying-up Robot.”

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Video: MS&T18 day two: Expo opens, disc golf, mug drop, posters—It’s all about networking!

By Faye Oney / October 17, 2018

Day two of MS&T18 was all about the students! From the poster session to the mug drop and disc golf contests, it sure looked like the students were having a blast. Watch today’s video to catch the mug drop and disc golf contests.

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Video: Accessorize your smartphone with a robotic finger

By Faye Oney / October 10, 2018

Have you ever considered adding an electronic finger to your mobile device? Watch today’s video to learn more about MobiLimb, a robotic finger that can perform a variety of functions when attached to your device.

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Video: Move over electric cars—battery-powered train takes center stage in Europe

By Faye Oney / October 3, 2018

Now that electric cars are becoming more commonplace, could electric trains be far behind? Today’s video offers a glimpse into a German transportation company’s vision for battery-powered trains.

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Video: Silver nanoparticles can keep you from smelling bad

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2018

Does your clothing sometimes stink after a good workout? Today’s video shows how an element in the periodic table—silver—can kill the bacteria that causes body odor. Watch the video to learn more about silver’s stink-slaying superpowers.

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Video: Watch this professor break world record for assembling periodic table in under nine minutes

By Faye Oney / September 19, 2018

Without looking, do you know where each element lies on the periodic table? A chemical engineering professor just set a Guinness World Record for placing each element in its proper spot on the periodic table. Watch this time-lapse video to see how he did it.

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Video: Boston Dynamics’ robot SpotMini could make your life easier

By Faye Oney / September 12, 2018

Boston Dynamics, a company that has created a fleet of robots, is gearing up to bring one of its robots to market. Watch the video to see how SpotMini can possibly make your life easier. Or harder, depending on your perception.

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Video: Solution to cutting ‘gummy’ metals can be found in office supply store

By Faye Oney / September 5, 2018

Researchers have solved a common problem in the machining of gummy metals. They demonstrated that adhesive products like Sharpies and glue sticks provide cleaner cuts—which could ultimately result in lower machining costs for manufacturers.

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