Tiny Robots Programmed To Move And Think Like Real Insects

Engineers at Cornell University have developed a programming language that allows tiny robots to behave autonomously like real insects. For the study, the team used 80-milligram flying RoboBee developed by Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory and made use of neuromorphic computer chips – which can process spikes of electrical current that fire in complex combinations, similar to how neurons fire inside a brain – to power it.

Study Finds Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats Because They Possess More Neurons In Their Cerebral Cortex, Study Finds

Which is smarter: a cat or a dog? This question has stumped experts throughout the ages and has been impossible to answer due to complex nature of intelligence of both the animals. Now, researchers at Vanderbilt University have managed to come up with an answer by calculating the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex. And it turns out – dogs are smarter.

Physicists Have Discovered A New Form Of Matter Called Excitonium

Physicists have proven the existence of new form of matter called excitonium, almost 50 years after it was first theorized. Upon studying non-doped crystals of the transition metal dichalcogenide titanium diselenide (1T-TiSe2), the researchers were able to observe the material and its precursor soft plasmon phase called the "smoking gun" that proves the existence of this rare, exotic material.