This school shape gives swimming fish an energy burst

Fish swimming in schools use less energy and move faster than those that swim alone. But school shape matters, too.

James Devitt-NYU | Nov. 4, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology energy fish speed swimming

Chameleons’ weird speedy tongues inspire faster soft robots

The way chameleons catch live insects in the blink of an eye could one day lead to soft robots capable of quickly and accurately completing automated tasks.

Chris Adam-Purdue | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology biomimicry robots speed

Walking speed at 45 may indicate accelerated aging

A long-term study finds that a simple test of walking speed may detect signs of aging at age 45, and that the brains of slower walkers were different in preschool.

Karl Bates-Duke | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging brains exercise speed walking

Typing speed on mobile is catching up to keyboards

A test of mobile typing speed reveals that the gap between mobile and desktop has narrowed. You can try the texting speed assessment for yourself.

ETH Zurich | Oct. 7, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers hands mobile-devices speed texting

‘Slothbot’ monitors the environment very, very slowly

Slothbot suggests fast isn't necessarily better—especially when it comes to monitoring the enviroment.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | June 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology biomimicry robots speed

How will flying cars affect the environment?

Flying cars could soon move from science fiction to reality. But how sustainable will they be?

Jim Erickson-Michigan | April 10, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment emissions flight speed sustainability transportation vehicles

Setting speed limits too low ups fatal crashes

Setting speed limits too far below engineering recommendations carries risks, new research finds.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State | Dec. 26, 2018 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine driving laws speed

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