Mystery of the Sea

Legend has it that in the 1970s, a boat captain spotted a green banana peel floating above a sinkhole about 50 miles off the coast of Florida. That sinkhole is now known as the Green Banana. A sinkhole is a hollow place in the Earth in which water collects. The Green Banana sinkhole starts about 160 feet below…
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RoboWig: A Robot That Can Help You Untangle Your Hair

A robotic arm setup is equipped with a sensorized soft brush and aided by a camera to study the complex nature of manipulating and brushing hair fibers. Credit: Photo courtesy of MIT CSAIL Robotic arm equipped with a hairbrush helps with brushing tasks and could be an asset in assistive-care settings. With rapidly growing demands on health care…
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James Webb Space Telescope’s golden mirror in final test

SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingThe technological marvel that is the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is going through final testing before being shipped to the launch site.The successor to the mighty Hubble is due to leave Earth in October to begin a new era of astronomical discovery.One of Webb's key objectives will be to catch…
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