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  • 08:17 Octopuses and cuttlefish through alien eyes

    Octopuses and cuttlefish through alien eyes

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    Octopus, cuttlefish and other cephalopods are masters of camouflage, and they may be the closest thing on Earth to alien intelligence. To better understand them, a team of scientists took a one-of-a-kind camera to the South Pacific. Their goal: to see the

  • 05:18 Drone technology is almost ready to swarm the skies

    Drone technology is almost ready to swarm the skies

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    Drones are ready to take off (finally!).They're going mainstream, helping deliver medical supplies, inspecting hard to reach places, responding to emergencies, and yes, delivering online orders.Quartz News looks at how very close we are to making drones s

  • 01:15 Giant spider and minotaur robot puppets on the streets of France

    Giant spider and minotaur robot puppets on the streets of France

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    A four-day-long immersive show featuring robot puppets took place on the streets of Toulouse, France. A 43-foot-tall spider and a 46-foot tall minotaur with robotic parts roamed the streets of Toulouse, France last week. And no, that's not a writer's hall

  • 10:11 The Future of Water

    The Future of Water

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    The world’s supply of cheap and clean fresh water will likely plummet as the climate warms and populations boom. Can we find ways to conserve, cut waste, and find new sources before it’s too late? The latest installment of our What Happens Next series loo

  • 08:53 The Future of College

    The Future of College

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    It’s hard to imagine a future for college that isn’t touched by the ongoing digital revolution. But the disruption coming to higher education may not be what we expect. On-line courses may well transform how universities deliver knowledge, but economists

  • 01:35 South Koreans are checking themselves into prison to relax

    South Koreans are checking themselves into prison to relax

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    People are paying to go to prison in South Korea because life is too stressful. A fake prison called “Prison Inside Me” has become a retreat for harried South Koreans looking for a clean break from the daily demands of their careers. Paying visitors are i

  • 02:04 How to give gifts like a professional

    How to give gifts like a professional

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    This professional gift giver says there are ways to give better presents. The first tip? Don't give gifts around the holidays. We interviewed John Ruhlin in 2016. Companies hire him to give presents to their clients. Ruhin also takes on gift giving etique

  • 09:49 The Future of Aging

    The Future of Aging

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    The world has never been so old, and it’s about to get a whole lot older. By 2050, the number of people aging over 65 worldwide will nearly double, to 1.6 billion. And in places like the United States, the baby boomers are becoming poorer as retirement sa

  • 15:50 Why widescreen feels epic

    Why widescreen feels epic

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    Widescreen feels cinematic. When black bars come down and a show goes into widescreen, it feels more like a movie. More intense. More epic. The shape of a screen changes how we feel about it, and wide just feels different. But that feeling is an invention

  • 07:25 Your next car may be Chinese and electric

    Your next car may be Chinese and electric

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    When it comes to buying and selling electric cars, there’s China and then there’s everyone else. Quartz News heads to Shenzhen, home to the world’s second-largest electric vehicle maker (after Tesla), to see how the push for EVs could be a model for the f

  • 04:55 Can the “immortal” jellyfish help cure brain disease?

    Can the “immortal” jellyfish help cure brain disease?

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    Turritopsis dohrnii is a species of jellyfish that some scientists say can live forever by reverse aging, over and over again. In a process called transdifferentiation, these jellyfish can transform their dying adult cells into new healthy cells. Since th

  • 06:25 Meet Granny Sunshine, China’s 71-Year-Old Fashion Model

    Meet Granny Sunshine, China’s 71-Year-Old Fashion Model

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    Granny Sunshine (real name: Yang Guang (Chinese: 杨光; pinyin: Yáng Guāng)) is 71 and still working...as a fashion model. She is redefining aging in China where the wealthiest and oldest cities have a new booming “silver economy”. Quartz News travels to Sha

  • 02:13 How Bill Gates remembers what he reads

    How Bill Gates remembers what he reads

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    Bill Gates is a voracious reader. In conversation with him, it's striking how frequently he cites things he's read. So he doesn't just read a lot of books, but he remembers what he reads as well. We recently asked Gates how he does it, and he has a very s

  • 04:08 Esports players are training like professional athletes

    Esports players are training like professional athletes

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    Esports players train like traditional professional athletes with regular gym visits, performance coaching, and a nutritionist-designed diet. CompLexity, an esports franchise, is developing training that borrows straight from the books of professional foo

  • 05:03 Is Instagram to blame for why coffee shops everywhere look the same?

    Is Instagram to blame for why coffee shops everywhere look the same?

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    In coffee shops all over the world, the same set of design elements keep popping up. What is happening? This week, Quartz News looks at the global look that's part Starbucks, part Silicon Valley, and very "Brooklyn." If you’re in cities like Mumbai, São P

  • 01:22 Sans Forgetica is a font that's hard to read, but will boost your memory

    Sans Forgetica is a font that's hard to read, but will boost your memory

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    RMIT University in Melbourne revealed Sans Forgetica, a new custom-designed font that, according to its creators, helps readers retain what they read. The clunky, hard-to-read sans-serif font would probably be considered a bad design by typographers, but

  • 02:09 Medical scanner takes 3D images of the whole body at once

    Medical scanner takes 3D images of the whole body at once

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    Researchers at the University of California, Davis have created the first scanner to capture an image of the entire human body at once. EXPLORER is an incredibly efficient PET/CT scanner and that's medical imaging could be used to detect cancer and differ

  • 01:30 This FedEx employee drops packages for a living

    This FedEx employee drops packages for a living

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    This guy has dropped packages at FedEx's packaging laboratory for more than 20 years. He even has a degree in packaging science. Packaging technicians custom design packages and test their durability to understand the best ways to ship packages and ensure

  • 08:05 The high-tech future of fashion

    The high-tech future of fashion

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    Almost every piece of clothing you own was made, in some part, by a person. Clothing manufacturing still lags years behind industries like cars and electronics in automation of labor, but new technologies like lasers and 3D knitting could radically transf

  • 05:34 Visual illusions that could trick our tastebuds and persuade us to eat healthier

    Visual illusions that could trick our tastebuds and persuade us to eat healthier

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    A small team in London is using experimental psychology to cook up the next great meal. Oxford professor Charles Spence and chef Jozef Youssef are exploring the role all our senses play when we taste food, given the importance of our brains in how we perc

  • 04:38 Shrimp made from algae that looks and tastes like the real thing

    Shrimp made from algae that looks and tastes like the real thing

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    Shrimp, the United States’ most popular seafood, is notorious for being farmed using practices that destroy the environment. New Wave Foods, a startup based in San Francisco, has set out to create a sustainable replacement. The key ingredient in its "shri

  • 05:18 The future of factory-made bread can be tasty

    The future of factory-made bread can be tasty

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    Nicolas Bernadi’s bread factory runs 24 hours a day, churning out organic bread, croissants, quiches—many destined for bakeries across San Francisco or the shelves at Costco. His goal is simple: scaling high-quality baked goods without ingredients that re

  • 06:07 Meet the biohacker using CRISPR to teach everyone gene editing

    Meet the biohacker using CRISPR to teach everyone gene editing

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    Meet the biohacker who wants to teach everyone how to edit genes Josiah Zayner is a biohacker who thinks everyone should be able to change their DNA with biotechnology called CRISPR. That’s why he founded a company called The ODIN, which sells do-it-yours

  • 03:55 How to name a product, from the man behind Swiffer and BlackBerry

    How to name a product, from the man behind Swiffer and BlackBerry

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    Have you ever wondered how products get their names? Swiffer, BlackBerry, Febreze, Dibs, Dasani– all these brands have one thing in common. They are products named by a small firm in Sausalito, California, called Lexicon Branding. The firm, founded by Dav

  • 06:05 Farms under the sea could feed the world in 2050

    Farms under the sea could feed the world in 2050

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    Agriculture may not be able to feed the extra 2 billion people that are estimated to inhabit Earth by 2050. Quartz News' Erik Olsen dives into the world of aquaculture to find a sustainable food source for the planet. Eating mussels could solve the proble

  • 02:00 Fire ants can teach robots about teamwork

    Fire ants can teach robots about teamwork

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    Fire ants are teaching robots how to slack at work. Scientists programmed robots to act like ants, and learned a small number of ants actually do most of the work. And in confined, chaotic environments, that’s be a good thing. Researchers at the Georgia I

  • 02:28 NASA’s fastest spacecraft will spend 6 years slowing down

    NASA’s fastest spacecraft will spend 6 years slowing down

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    NASA's new solar probe will touch the Sun, but getting there will be difficult. The Parker Solar Probe launches this week and will spend years flying through space. Eventually, the spacecraft will get within 4 million miles of the Sun, close enough to col

  • 01:50 Electronic skin that lets prosthetic limbs "feel"

    Electronic skin that lets prosthetic limbs "feel"

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    The "e-dermis" was invented by Johns Hopkins University researchers. It's an electronic skin that fits over the fingers of a prosthetic hand, and allows amputees to feel pain and pressure. No one likes pain, but it serves a purpose: it protects us from in

  • 01:32 This desk knows when you’re stressed at work

    This desk knows when you’re stressed at work

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    This desk changes with your mood. A new project from MIT Media Lab, Mediated Atmosphere, seeks to improve productivity and happiness at work through design, technology, and psychology. The desk reads over 30 biological signals like heart rate and body tem

  • 01:03 Why is this drone so squishy?

    Why is this drone so squishy?

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    This drone can smash into a wall and keep flying. Its secret? Extreme squishiness. Researchers in Switzerland wanted to make a more resilient drone and modeled its squishy arms after insects. The flexible quadcopter that squishes when it crashes, so it ta

  • 01:41 A 3D-printed bionic eye

    A 3D-printed bionic eye

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    Bionic eyes are one step closer to reality, and in the future, they could replace human eyes and help blind people see. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D-printed light receptors onto a prototype for a bionic eyeball. It’s the first time t

  • 01:41 The plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant battery

    The plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant battery

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    To make the dream of a renewable future a reality, we need new solutions for energy storage. Hoover Dam might become a giant battery thanks to a plan from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power that uses pumped storage hydro technology. Hoover Dam

  • 06:12 The flying car future is closer than you think

    The flying car future is closer than you think

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    It's been a long wait for cars that fly, but that flying car future might finally be here. Thanks to a revolution in technologies like batteries and algorithms, companies like Uber and Airbus are getting into the flying car game and pushing it forward, fa

  • 01:18 This backpack robot gives you an extra set of hands

    This backpack robot gives you an extra set of hands

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    Did you ever want a robot friend? The Fusion robot is here to give you a hand (or two). A group of researchers in Japan made a backpack robot so two people can collaborate on work without being in the same place. The robot is equipped with cameras and has

  • 05:28 The real-life jetpack that could save your life

    The real-life jetpack that could save your life

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    Martin Jetpack, a New Zealand-based company, has built a working jetpack that can fly longer than any previous personal flying machine. The new tech is closer to market than any previous jetpack. The Martin jetpack was designed to conduct rescue missions

  • 10:00 Astrology isn’t science, but it’s more real than you think

    Astrology isn’t science, but it’s more real than you think

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    Astrology isn't real science, but there's more to the zodiac than ancient superstition. Before it was popularly debunked, astrology drove scientific discoveries for thousands of years. And researchers say that astrology still has a lot to contribute today

  • 01:31 A 20 cent tool could save lives and transform health care

    A 20 cent tool could save lives and transform health care

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    Scientists at Princeton University invented a low-cost medical device that could save lives and revolutionize health care. The paperfuge is centrifuge made of paper, string, and plastic that can separate blood cells with no electricity. And it only costs

  • 01:46 A French pizza robot could replace human chefs

    A French pizza robot could replace human chefs

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    Everyone say hi to the robot that makes pizza. Ekim is a French company whose goal is to create 24-hour fresh pizza vending machines. Their robot has three arms, makes 120 pizzas in an hour, and is supposed to replace pizzerias and the people who work in

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  • 01:03 A tiny shape-shifting robot might someday be in your body

    A tiny shape-shifting robot might someday be in your body

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    A group of engineers at MIT have developed tiny magnetic robots that could one day be used as biomedical devices inside humans. The robots were designed to be flexible, yet strong and built with a 3D printer using special magnetic ink. The robot can crawl

  • 01:27 Hollywood tech helps tennis players improve their skills

    Hollywood tech helps tennis players improve their skills

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    Elite Wimbledon players like Serena Williams or Roger Federer may get help from Hollywood the next time they hit the tennis court. New motion capture technology, similar to the kind used in Hollywood movies, could help tennis players improve technique and

  • 02:09 A whale song class at a British museum

    A whale song class at a British museum

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    Whale watcher and artist Marina Rees teaches whale sounds singing classes as part of a special exhibition at the Old Low Light Heritage Center in North Shields, England. While many whales make sounds, male humpbacks are known for their song, which they pr

  • 01:48 This origami Pokéball safely captures delicate sea creatures

    This origami Pokéball safely captures delicate sea creatures

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    Researchers at Harvard University have created an origami-inspired robot, similar to a Pokéball in Pokémon, that can capture sea creatures like jellyfish without harming them, and then release them back in the ocean. In the future, they hope to add camera

  • 02:08 This swarm of drones can think for itself

    This swarm of drones can think for itself

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    These drones think for themselves as they fly across the sky together. The largest-ever group of drones flies without human control or programming, unlike the synchronized drones at the 2018 Olympics or the Super Bowl. To build the drones, a group of Euro

  • 01:16 The pineapple “wonder material” that helps you heal

    The pineapple “wonder material” that helps you heal

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    A pineapple a day keeps the doctor away. Pineapples aren’t just delicious fruits, they also help wounds heal faster, according to new research. Brazilian scientists created a wound dressing made from pineapple husks, the part of the fruit that normally ge

  • 01:45 Meet the Flyer, Larry Page's fun little flying car

    Meet the Flyer, Larry Page's fun little flying car

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    Meet the Flyer, the fun little flying car created by Kitty Hawk, a company started by Google's Larry Page. The Flyer flying car was designed so anyone can learn to fly it without needing a pilot's license, with a mission to "free the world from traffic."

  • 01:51 A real life Iron Man jet suit

    A real life Iron Man jet suit

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    A real-life Iron Man suit is now on sale. The Gravity Jet Suit can fly as high as 12,000 feet at top speeds of 32pm, though you’ll need Tony Stark money to buy it: the suit costs $443,000. The Iron Man jet suit is powered by five micro-jet engines, two on

  • 01:15 This centaur robot will rescue you from danger

    This centaur robot will rescue you from danger

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    This robot centaur was designed to rescue people in disasters. Researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology built a centaur robot with rolling "hooves" for search and rescue missions using lightweight metal and 3D printed plastic skin. The robot's h

  • 01:08 How do you make street art for the blind?

    How do you make street art for the blind?

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    A new project in Santiago, Chile is making the city's street art accessible to the blind for the first time ever. The city created tactile versions of outdoor artworks throughout so people with visual impairments can touch and feel the art. The “Hands on

  • 02:01 The MIT cyborg collecting his memories on video

    The MIT cyborg collecting his memories on video

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    Data could be the future of memory. A team of MIT researchers developed a machine that collects our most personal data: memories. Human “cyborg” Neo Mohsenvand uses an EEG cap, camera, and signal tracking wrist band to record his life on video. The data f

  • 05:14 Playing piano with a mind-controlled robotic arm

    Playing piano with a mind-controlled robotic arm

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    The first person to live with a mind-controlled robotic arm is teaching himself piano. Johnny Matheny has spent the last five months with an advanced prosthetic, designed to replace the human hand and arm. The robot arm is part of a research project run t

  • 02:01 The age when dogs are cutest, according to science

    The age when dogs are cutest, according to science

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    Dogs reach peak cuteness at about eight weeks old, according to a new study. The age when humans find puppies most adorable could hint at how dogs evolved as pets alongside us. Scientists researching the relationship between humans and dogs had college st

  • 01:35 Robots try to ski, just miles from the Olympics

    Robots try to ski, just miles from the Olympics

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    A short drive from the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea is hosting another winter sporting event: Alpine skiing with robots.  Eight teams from universities and companies competed. Each team sent a completely autonomous humanoid down a 70-meter-lo

  • 01:14 Making jewelry from the gold in computers

    Making jewelry from the gold in computers

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    Dell and the actress Nikki Reed launched a jewelry collection made with gold recycled from computers (any kind, not just Dells). The older the computer the better, because older models actually contain more gold. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QU

  • 01:29 Knocking down Lego figures with sound

    Knocking down Lego figures with sound

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    Using a technique called "time reversal," researchers at Brigham Young University were able to knock over Lego figures using nothing but sound waves. The researchers hope that the compelling demonstration will inspire new uses for the technology. SUBSCRIB

  • 03:29 A concert where performers and instruments are underwater

    A concert where performers and instruments are underwater

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    Between Music, a band from Denmark, spent 10 years preparing for an underwater concert, with all performers completely submerged. They had to invent new techniques and some entirely new instruments that would work underwater. The result is eerie music tha

  • 01:25 WALK-MAN: The VR robot that goes where humans can't

    WALK-MAN: The VR robot that goes where humans can't

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    Emergency responders often take extreme risks to brave hazardous situations. Now, scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology have built a robot they might be able to send in their place. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: htt

  • 04:34 Levi's is starting to break in jeans with lasers

    Levi's is starting to break in jeans with lasers

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    Levi's goes to great lengths to give their jeans an aged, vintage look. Their newest method creates "broken in" jeans in about 90 seconds. Using lasers. In the past, Levi's pre-aged jeans were the product of human workers,, a process that took a lot of el

  • 01:13 A drone with a robotic origami claw that picks things up

    A drone with a robotic origami claw that picks things up

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    This drone has a origami-inspired, robotic arm that is attached to its base. It was created at Seoul National University, and can be used to pick up objects midair. It's also possible to equip the gripper with a camera. It's weird-looking, but scientists

  • 01:21 Citrus juice accelerates faster than rockets

    Citrus juice accelerates faster than rockets

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    Every wonder why oranges, lemons, and limes spray a small mist when you peel them? That’s the question researchers at the University of Central Florida have been asking for the past eight years. They shot this footage of exploding citrus oils accelerating

  • 01:36 A giant drone that cleans industrial wind turbines

    A giant drone that cleans industrial wind turbines

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    Aerones, a Latvian startup, designed a giant industrial cleaning drone. Cleaning wind turbines and grain storage drums is often done by helicopters, but it's expensive. This drone does it for a lot less money. Aerones is still in its incubator phase (it's

  • 03:07 A 12-year-old is biking one of the hardest routes in China

    A 12-year-old is biking one of the hardest routes in China

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    Wang Runxi is taking on one of the most challenging bike routes in China. He's 12 years old, fresh out of elementary school, and doing the ride in the name of father-son bonding. It's part of his dad's parenting philosophy: Intense sports help build chara

  • 04:42 How to build a Rube Goldberg machine

    How to build a Rube Goldberg machine

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    A Rube Goldberg machine uses cause and effect to do a simple task in a very complicated way. Kinetic artist Joseph Herscher is an expert in these machines. He's built contraptions like a stamp licker and a machine to turn the pages of a newspaper, and her

  • 02:21 An incredible 3D map of a mouse retina

    An incredible 3D map of a mouse retina

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    Researchers created an amazing 3D map of a retina with imaging from the back of a mouse’s eye. Scientists crowdsourced the eye map with the help of online gamers. The resulting "museum" shows the features that process visuals are more complex than we’ve e

  • 01:31 This ride changes speed based on your heart rate

    This ride changes speed based on your heart rate

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    This ride gets faster or slower depending on how scared you are, adjusting speed based on a rider's heart rate. Last year, Dutch designer Daniel de Bruin created a one-person ride called the Neurotransmitter 3000 that speeds up or slows down based on biom

  • 01:55 Scientists trained a spider to jump between platforms

    Scientists trained a spider to jump between platforms

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    A jumping spider might help scientists build flying robots in the future. Researchers at the University of Manchester trained Kim, a regal jumping spider, to jump different distances and heights and found she adjusted her strategy accordingly. Scientists

  • 01:30 A drone that catches whale snot, for science

    A drone that catches whale snot, for science

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    A drone that collects whale snot may help scientists better understand ocean life. The Parley SnotBot flies over whales in ocean water to catch their snot, allowing scientists to analyze DNA, viruses, and environmental toxins in their bodies. Ocean Allian

  • 01:51 How light pollution affects stars in the night sky

    How light pollution affects stars in the night sky

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    At night, artificial light can block our view of the stars. Night light pollution levels determine how well stars can be seen, and are based on a scientific scale that measures the brightness of the night sky. Photographer Sriram Murali filmed timelapse v

  • 01:26 The future of smartwatch texting is based on T9

    The future of smartwatch texting is based on T9

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    In the future, you may type smartwatch text messages with only a flick of the wrist. Smartwatches aren't designed for one-handed typing, but researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a new technique that makes it possible. The technology is based on

  • 01:46 This MIT robot has real fish schooled

    This MIT robot has real fish schooled

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    Scientists at MIT have released a robotic fish in the Pacific Ocean to observe real fish in their natural habitat. It's a major achievement in soft robotics. It's driven by a modified Super Nintendo controller. And most importantly, other fish aren't scar

  • 01:43 This giraffe-sized pterodactyl has scientists' minds blown

    This giraffe-sized pterodactyl has scientists' minds blown

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    Pterosaurs were ancient flying reptiles that outlasted many of their dinosaur contemporaries, living through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. But while many were the size of modern-day birds, some were enormous. Meet "Dracula," the largest

  • 00:49 The virtually indestructible tardigrade

    The virtually indestructible tardigrade

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    This tardigrade, or "water bear," came back to life and reproduced after being frozen for 30 years. These microscopic animals can survive in the harshest of environments. Scientists are still trying to discover the secrets to their incredible survival abi

  • 02:06 Tiny crustaceans can generate a lot of power

    Tiny crustaceans can generate a lot of power

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    Krill may have a huge environmental impact and play a major role in fighting climate change, according to new research that shows sea creatures can create massive amounts of power, despite their small size. Scientists at Stanford University, who've been s

  • 01:30 A new star map of the Milky Way galaxy

    A new star map of the Milky Way galaxy

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    The European Space Agency's Gaia satellite has created a catalogue of 1.7 billion stars, 600 million more than previously recorded. It's the most detailed star map of the Milky Way galaxy ever made. The star map offers astronomers and astrophysicists a br

  • 01:40 Robots use AI to build an IKEA chair

    Robots use AI to build an IKEA chair

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    Robots can now build an IKEA chair using AI in 20 minutes—without fighting. Researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University programmed a pair of robots to build the IKEA STEFAN chair. Coupled with recent advances in AI, this study demonstrates

  • 01:36 A robot eel that glows in the ocean

    A robot eel that glows in the ocean

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    A new robot eel could revolutionize how scientists study ocean life. The robot is flexible, glows, and swims nearly silently in ocean water using artificial muscles. The transparent machine is inspired by eels, and it's one of the world's softest underwat

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  • 01:59 This Brazilian king lives in a sandcastle

    This Brazilian king lives in a sandcastle

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    Meet the sand king. Brazil native Marcio Mizael Matolias lives full-time in a sandcastle that he built on the beach in Rio de Janeiro – and has for 22 years. The three-square-meter castle, inspired by architects Antoni Gaudi and Oscar Niemeyer, also house

  • 01:27 Why honeybees are so hairy

    Why honeybees are so hairy

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    Honeybees have almost three million hairs on their tiny bodies, and each hair is strategically placed for maximum pollination. Researchers at Georgia Tech used high-speed footage of tethered bees covered in pollen to see how those hairs work. SUBSCRIBE: h

  • 03:46 Can dumplings explain how computers work?

    Can dumplings explain how computers work?

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    Want to understand how a computer works? Come to Taeyoon Choi's dumpling-making class. Choi teaches people the basics of computing through a cooking class. The dumpling-making process, he says, is a perfect metaphor for the task-based processes of your CP

  • 01:20 Why SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch was a big deal

    Why SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch was a big deal

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    SpaceX just launched their Falcon Heavy rocket into space. It's the world's most powerful rocket, and had one of Elon Musk's Teslas on board as cargo. One day, it could be the first private rocket to take humans beyond Earth’s orbit, to the moon or even M

  • 01:45 The 3D-printed six-string $10 electric violin

    The 3D-printed six-string $10 electric violin

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    This 3D-printed instrument sounds like a violin, but it but doesn't quite resemble one. There's no scroll at the top, so the tuning pegs are at the chinrest. It has six strings, instead of the traditional four, allowing the instrument to reach a deeper ra

  • 03:07 The most controversial Olympic figure skating jump

    The most controversial Olympic figure skating jump

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    This is an update of a previous Nathan Chen video. Olympic figure skating is a brutal sport, and the most difficult jump, popularized by young phenom Nathan Chen, has become extremely controversial. For many fans, the quadruple jump has come to represent

  • 02:38 The scientist who makes twin snowflakes

    The scientist who makes twin snowflakes

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    No two snowflakes are ever alike in nature. But, it turns out, identical snowflakes can be created in a lab. Ken Libbrecht studies snowflakes at the California Institute of Technology, and he's done it. Ken invented a way to grow "identical twin," and eve

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  • 01:55 Going inside animal brains in VR

    Going inside animal brains in VR

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    Scientists in Geneva are using virtual reality and next-generation microscopes to do what flat microscopic images can't: Go inside an animal's brain. Seeing these images in 3D could help surgeons better prepare for complicated procedures. SUBSCRIBE: https

  • 00:59 The biggest underwater cave on Earth

    The biggest underwater cave on Earth

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    Researchers just found the world's largest underwater cave. Inside, they found ancient artifacts and the bones of extinct creatures. Diving off the coast of Tulum, Mexico, scientists found a 347-kilometer passage linking what were previously thought to be

  • 01:11 What a quantum computer sounds like

    What a quantum computer sounds like

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  • 01:53 They hate "new car" smell in China

    They hate "new car" smell in China

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    Chinese car buyers are not into new car smell. In fact, they hate it. China is the biggest market for cars in the world, and foreign companies like Ford need to attract Chinese consumers. So they're doing their best to the reduce new car smell in their ca

  • 02:19 Hollywood's favorite mountain

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    This random Hawaiian mountain ridge has been featured in a ton of Hollywood movies over the past 30 years. The very photogenic mountain is part of Kualoa Ranch, a nature reserve on the island of Oahu that calls itself “the backlot of Hawaii.” SUBSCRIBE: h

  • 02:09 Insanely beautiful chemical reactions

    Insanely beautiful chemical reactions

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    If you think you know what chemical reactions look like, think again. A group of Chinese scientists and photographers created videos that capture the unseen beauty of chemistry. Watch more chemical reactions from two of their video series: Beautiful Chemi

  • 02:20 Robolights: The backyard robot Disneyland

    Robolights: The backyard robot Disneyland

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    Artist Kenny Irwin converted his two-acre yard into a fantasyland of colossal robots and other creatures, all made of junk. It's called Robolights. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7

  • 01:38 Welcome to Beijing's dog spa

    Welcome to Beijing's dog spa

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    Pet-crazy Chinese millennials are treating their dogs to organic meals and and heated pools at resorts, a marked contrast for a country where pets were once banned. We went to a spa just for dogs in Beijing, where owners can pamper their canines with ever

  • 02:20 Live in a pipe in Hong Kong

    Live in a pipe in Hong Kong

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    An architect in Hong Kong is turning concrete water pipes into temporary apartments. He calls his design this OPod, and it's intended to help ease the housing shortage in one of the most expensive cities on Earth. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW Q

  • 01:49 We tried the exoskeleton Ford factory workers are using

    We tried the exoskeleton Ford factory workers are using

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    The EksoVest makes lifting things easier. It doesn't exactly turn you "bionic," despite its futuristic look. Instead, it shifts pressure from your arms to your legs, giving the wearer more power while lifting. And it's currently being used by four factory

  • 02:02 How a single chemical droplet becomes a "motor"

    How a single chemical droplet becomes a "motor"

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    Those paper fish are actually miniature robots powered by the “Marangoni effect,” which can make chemical droplets spin like motors on water. It might sound insane, but you’ve seen the effect before, and researchers think it could be a new way to create c

  • 02:18 A robot built to help autistic people recognize emotions

    A robot built to help autistic people recognize emotions

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    Alyx is a robot that teaches you emotional cues. People with autism can have a hard time navigating workplace interactions, so this robot helps them to recognize what other people are feeling. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu Most autistic adults are unem

  • 01:37 HASEL: Muscles for robots

    HASEL: Muscles for robots

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    Scientists have figured out how to make robots flexible like us: give them muscles. The robot muscles are called HASEL actuators. They're strong enough to lift a gallon jug of water, and gentle enough to pick up a tiny berry without crushing it. Scientist

  • 01:43 Baby turtles on treadmills

    Baby turtles on treadmills

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    Thousands of sea turtles die on their first trip from the beach to their families in the ocean. Researchers put turtles on treadmills, and now they have a better idea about why. Scientists put baby sea turtles through a treadmill endurance course to test

  • 01:06 The Gundam-inspired folding car

    The Gundam-inspired folding car

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    This folding car was designed by Kunio Okawara, the mecha character designer for the original Gundam anime. It's meant to save space when parking and makes the driver feel like a pilot. Is this the car of our future? SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLO

  • 02:12 3D photogrammetry maps of coral reefs

    3D photogrammetry maps of coral reefs

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    Photographic studies of coral reefs are being stitched together, piece by piece, using a 3D technology called photogrammetry. Scientists Stuart Sandin and Jennifer Smith at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego are mapping 100 coral reefs a

  • 03:00 Living with a mind-controlled robot arm

    Living with a mind-controlled robot arm

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    The first person to live with a mind-controlled robotic arm is Johnny Matheny—a man who lost his original arm to cancer. The robot arm is part of a research project 10 years in the making. Data that researchers collect could revolutionize mind-controlled

  • 01:11 This is how Blue Origin will take tourists to space

    This is how Blue Origin will take tourists to space

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    Blue Origin plans to take tourists to space as early as 2019. Here's a look at the trip from inside the new Crew Capsule's first test flight. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Ch

  • 06:16 The secret superpowers of jellyfish

    The secret superpowers of jellyfish

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  • 01:11 The smallest holiday card ever

    The smallest holiday card ever

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  • 01:10 This robot works out

    This robot works out

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    Engineers at the University of Tokyo built a robot that can work out like a human. It's designed for flexibility instead of strength, and it could lead to a wide array of practical applications. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: ht

  • 01:15 UPenn's magnetic, modular drones

    UPenn's magnetic, modular drones

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    The University of Pennsylvania invented a network of drones that can magnetize themselves to each other and arrange themselves mid-flight to form patterns and structures. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twit

  • 07:02 Finding life in the deep sea

    Finding life in the deep sea

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    With a robot as their eyes and arms, scientists are looking for life deep beneath the ocean's surface—before it’s too late. "If we don't know what's there, we can't protect it." SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu In the Deep is a new series by Quartz on the

  • 01:46 Why do we take pictures of our food?

    Why do we take pictures of our food?

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    A recent study in the Journal of Consumer Marketing found that people who take pictures of indulgent foods before taking the first bite tend to enjoy their meal more than those who just ate. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https:

  • 03:11 Could a T. rex beat an elephant in a race?

    Could a T. rex beat an elephant in a race?

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    A new equation enables scientists to compare the top speeds of any animals, living or extinct, knowing only their mass. It could have a huge impact on evolutionary research. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx T

  • 01:11 Chocolate's newest color

    Chocolate's newest color

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    There's milk, dark, white, and now, ruby chocolate. It's made naturally from ruby cocoa beans and tastes sour. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos:

  • 01:12 A soft robot that heals itself

    A soft robot that heals itself

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    Researchers are building robots out of a material called elastomer. When heat is applied it heals itself, reforming broken bonds. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the

  • 01:19 A drone that prevents shark attacks

    A drone that prevents shark attacks

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    Australia is testing out a drone with shark-spotting software to keep swimmers and sharks out of danger. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https

  • 03:49 The solar eclipse that gave us the light bulb

    The solar eclipse that gave us the light bulb

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    In 1878, Thomas Edison went on a solar eclipse expedition to prove he could be a scientist. He ended up changing America forever. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the

  • 01:20 A cotton candy machine that could heal wounds

    A cotton candy machine that could heal wounds

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    Scientists are using cotton candy machines to spin polymers that could be used in healing wounds or creating lighter bulletproof military vests. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX

  • 01:32 Why our skin heals faster during the daytime

    Why our skin heals faster during the daytime

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    Every cell in your body has a biological clock. And scientists just discovered those clocks have an enormous impact on how quickly you heal when you're wounded. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https

  • 00:53 Listen to this newly invented instrument

    Listen to this newly invented instrument

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    The Venova is a new instrument designed by Yamaha. It’s a combination of a saxophone and a recorder. Watch our video to see how it sounds. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check

  • 03:36 Different types of chopsticks, explained

    Different types of chopsticks, explained

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    They might look similar but there's differences between Japanese, Chinese and Korean chopsticks. Chopstick expert Edward Wang explains. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check ou

  • 01:01 Iceland's trying to slow traffic with a "floating" crosswalk

    Iceland's trying to slow traffic with a "floating" crosswalk

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    A small town in Iceland created a “floating” crosswalk to slow traffic instead of conventional speed bumps. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: ht

  • 01:12 A raindrop-sized robot that leaps out of the water

    A raindrop-sized robot that leaps out of the water

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    Researchers at Harvard built a tiny robot that can swim as well as fly. Watch as it launches itself out of the water using a small explosion. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Re

  • 01:06 A robot conducts an orchestra

    A robot conducts an orchestra

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    A robot called YuMi conducted the Lucca Philharmonic orchestra at a robotics showcase in Pisa, Italy.

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  • 01:09 This lamp is made of fungus

    This lamp is made of fungus

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  • 01:44 Hong Kong's first rabbit cafe

    Hong Kong's first rabbit cafe

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  • 02:20 The ramen restaurant where you eat alone

    The ramen restaurant where you eat alone

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    Solo dining is becoming popular, but the ramen chain Ichiran has been encouraging it since 1993. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.g

  • 01:10 Soft robot skin inspired by octopuses

    Soft robot skin inspired by octopuses

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    Scientists at Cornell University designed a robotic skin that can camouflage itself like an octopus. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Read Nik's reviews: https://www.inflightfee

  • 03:09 How to make your dogs look human

    How to make your dogs look human

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    William Wegman is famous for photographing his own Weimaraners since the 1970s. His dog portraits are whimsical and melancholy. Wegman shares how he makes his dogs look human. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx

  • 01:41 Japan's “blade library” loans out prosthetic limbs

    Japan's “blade library” loans out prosthetic limbs

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  • 05:24 How to actually eat healthy, according to science

    How to actually eat healthy, according to science

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    Buying food that’s good for you is more work than it should be. Food labels are confusing, advice is often contradictory, and misconceptions about what’s healthy are everywhere. Most people don’t have a clear sense of what food is good for them. Here’s so

  • 02:44 Instagram restaurants are a thing now

    Instagram restaurants are a thing now

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  • 02:52 How it looks (and sounds) when two stars collide

    How it looks (and sounds) when two stars collide

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    Researchers say an explosion spotted in space is one of the most scientifically important astronomical events ever. Here's what happened. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu Today scientists announced one of the most important astronomical discoveries ever:

  • 02:12 How Bill Gates reads books

    How Bill Gates reads books

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    Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, which breaks down to about one a week. He told us the four things he does to get the most out of his reading. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/r

  • 01:11 A robotic eel that sniffs out pollution

    A robotic eel that sniffs out pollution

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    Scientists in Switzerland built a robotic eel to detect pollutants in water. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a

  • 01:32 MIT's new self-inflation technology

    MIT's new self-inflation technology

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    At MIT, a team of scientists and designers have come up with a technique that allows objects to self-inflate. It could be be useful in medicine, flat-pack furniture, or even space travel. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://g

  • 01:37 Tiny origami Transformers

    Tiny origami Transformers

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    MIT scientists have invented a robotic exoskeleton that allows robots to change shape like Transformers. It starts off kind of like a sheet of origami paper, and transforms when heated. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo

  • 01:37 The best photos taken through a microscope

    The best photos taken through a microscope

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    An octopus egg hatching, a glistening fingerprint, and fungus attacking a mosquito: this is the best microscopic photography of the year. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check


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