Daily Archives: 05.07.2021

Insect-sized robot navigates mazes with the agility of a cheetah

Many insects and spiders get their uncanny ability to scurry up walls and walk upside down on ceilings with the help of specialized sticky footpads that allow them to adhere to surfaces in places where no human would dare to go. Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have used the principle behind some of these footpads, called electrostatic adhesion, ...

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Unfortunately, There are Other Viable Explanations for the Subsurface Lakes on Mars

Ever since 1971, when the Mariner 9 probe surveyed the surface of Mars, scientists have theorized that there might be subsurface ice beneath the southern polar ice cap on Mars. In 2004, the ESA’s Mars Express orbiter further confirmed this theory when its Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS) instrument detected what looked like water ice at ...

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Business failure rate remains low, but likely to rise

The services sector recorded the highest number of corporate insolvencies in the first half of the year, at 73. The number of corporate insolvencies recorded in the first six months of the year was down 38% compared to the first half of 2020, according to new figures from Deloitte. 169 corporate insolvencies were recorded between January and June, compared to ...

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