Physics-defying ocean critter’s ‘propeller’ caught on camera

"These incredibly abundant and ecologically-important marine animals have a neat trick to beat the physics of their environment..."

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: swimming oceans plankton science-and-technology locomotion

Robot made with smaller bots has a funky way of getting around

When a set of small, flapping robots combine their efforts, they get around in a unique, wiggling way. Check out this video to see them in action.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Sept. 20, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: robots featured science-and-technology locomotion

Runners: There’s no ‘magic number’ for steps per minute

Contrary to long-standing belief, there's no perfect running cadence to get the best speed and efficiency, researchers say.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
March 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: exercise featured health-and-medicine locomotion

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