Frog

Meet Salto, the terrifying robot that hops around like a frog     – CNET
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It’s called “Salto-1P” and it’s a “monopedal jumping robot capable of continuous high-power hopping”. It’s now playing hopscotch.

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A traveling frog exposes concerns within Apple’s Chinese App Store
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 An app about a frog that likes to travel has exposed worrying signs that Apple isn’t doing enough to prevent fake apps from entering its App Store in China, the world’s largest smartphone market and Apple’s single largest country for app revenue. The story centers around ‘Tabi Kaeru’ — or ‘Travel Frog’ — a Japanese […]

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South Indian frog oozes molecule that inexplicably decimates flu viruses
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Enlarge / Hydrophylax bahuvistara (credit: Sanil-George-Jessica-Shartouny) From the slimy backs of a South Indian frog comes a new way to blast influenza viruses. A compound in the frog’s mucus—long known to have germ-killing properties—can latch onto flu virus particles and cause them to burst apart, researchers report in Immunity. The peptide is a potent and […]

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16 million-neuron chips: Big Blue’s binary bonce ‘the scale of a frog brain’
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Boffins cram 5.4 billion gates, one million neurons in 28nm CMOS processor IBM researchers developing chips that mimic mortal brains say they’ve created a 4,096-core processor that simulates a million neurons.…

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This Alaskan Frog Can Survive Getting Frozen and Thawed
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While human cryogenics is still in its pie-in-the-sky, butt-of-the-joke phase, a frog that lives in Alaska’s subzero temperatures can pull off a surprisingly similar feat. Scientists have now documented the wood frog surviving through its longest and coldest states ever. This frog could someday hold the key to preserving organs for transplant and maybe just […]

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Waking the Frog: Four causes of our climate change paralysis
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On April 3, Tom Rand launched his second book, Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis, with a keynote address at MaRS. … We “need news stories of clean [technology] abundance,” he explains.

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Frogs and Bats Use Water Ripples to Eavesdrop on Frog Calls
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Frogs beware! Rival males are using water ripples to eavesdrop on your mating calls. Even scarier, frog-eating bats are also listening in to catch and devour you.     

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