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  • Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home

    Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home
    Origami: It’s not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways. A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes,...
  • Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes

    Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes
    It’s alive! Using some paper, a circuit board and the plastic used in Shrinky Dinks, a team of researchers has designed an origami-inspired crawling robot that folds itself into working order in about four minutes. These transformer-like paper...
  • Review: 'Back Channel' by Stephen L. Carter

    Review: 'Back Channel' by Stephen L. Carter
    In Stephen L. Carter's new novel, "Back Channel," the world is on the verge of nuclear war, an American president is consorting with a 19-year-old girl, and a series of clandestine conversations held in a Chinese restaurant represents our species' best...
  • Your dog is sure to make some noise if a bear approaches!

    Your dog is sure to make some noise if a bear approaches!
    Q: We live in the woods, and the bear population has been increasing here. A neighbor actually had a bear nearly walk into her home. Her dog began to growl and bark, and the bear ran off. Her dog is a large mixed-breed, and so is mine, but Charlie Horse...
  • Set yourself up for success with mindful eating

    We all complain of not having enough time--even for sitting down to a quiet meal. Instead, we often find ourselves eating in the car, at the computer, or while working. These distractions create an environment for making poor food choices, such as...
  • Is exercise work or play? Weight gain or loss depends on your answer

    Is exercise work or play? Weight gain or loss depends on your answer
    It's a common rookie mistake, but plenty of diet-and-exercise veterans make it, too: With an act of will, you muster yourself to the gym or the track, and you gut your way through an arduous workout. When you sit down to dinner or go to the break room...
  • Matt Bendik, 'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend, found dead

    Matt Bendik, 'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend, found dead
    "Glee" star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik has been found dead in Philadelphia. Bendik's death was confirmed by Tobin's publicist, Emily Yomtobian, who had no additional information to share with The Times on Friday morning.  Police were called...
  • John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor

    John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor
    John H. Zink Jr., a retired mechanical engineer and contractor who enjoyed playing gin rummy going to the beach, died July 3 of an apparent heart attack. He was 95. Mr. Zink was lunching and playing cards with friends at the Green Spring Club when he was...
  • Exclusive: Burger chain Shake Shack preparing for an IPO - sources

    Exclusive: Burger chain Shake Shack preparing for an IPO - sources
    (Reuters) - Shake Shack, the fast-food restaurant chain famous for its hamburgers and milkshakes, is preparing to go public, seeking to tap stock market demand for popular casual dining companies, according to people familiar with the matter. After...
  • Hamas drone injects new element into Arab-Israeli conflict

    Hamas drone injects new element into Arab-Israeli conflict
    The exchange of rocket fire from Palestinian militants and Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip took a new turn this week when the military wing of Hamas said it had launched drones into Israel -- one of them downed by an Israeli Patriot missile. The...
  • Five ways restaurants may be tricking you into spending more money

    Five ways restaurants may be tricking you into spending more money
    Restaurants put a lot of effort into serving you a meal, and not all of it happens back in the kitchen. According to a new list of restaurant tricks by Business Insider, from the music to the way a menu is presented, it's all part of a ploy to get...