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Clouds are complicated, and these fabulous 3D renderings of real weather data prove it

Some people, when they look up at the sky and see a cloud, think "dog" or "fluffy." And some people think "it's a waning cumulus with a feathered edge suggesting a pressure system from the north endin

This edible sensor could help keep food fresh

Making sure fresh food is kept at the right temperature during transit is a harder problem than one might think — but the Swiss are on the job. Not only did they create robo-fruit to mix in with the

Zapping cobalt nanodots could lead to magnetic RAM

Magnetic storage, and we're talking tape here, is good for long-term storage because it's cheap and stable — unlike solid state drives and volatile memory, which are quick but expensive and better f

Smile, you’re in augmented reality dentistry

For someone getting major dental work or reconstructive surgery, it can be hard to visualize what they'll look like afterwards. You can do casts and make wax molds, but that's a bit... 19th century, i

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a

Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically

Disney Research Creates A Robot That Can Fly Up Walls

Disney Research and the research group at ETH Zurich have created a car that can drive, fly, jump, and ride up walls. By using propellers and wheels, the robot can fly over obstacles and then smack ag

If You Watch One Video Of A Quadcopter Walking A Quadrupedal Robot, Make It This One

The folks at the Autonomous Systems Lab at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich in Switzerland have created the ultimate robot combo. Need a quadruped? You got one. Need a quadcopter? You

Watch These Drones Dance Merrily ‘Round The Maypole

Under the guise of “high-g quadcopter training” the folks at ETH Zurich have tethered multiple drones to a central pole and are teaching them to do 50 km/h accelerations of up to 13 gs. In

Kooaba's Reality Augmented With $3 Million Funding

<img alt="" src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0003/5383/35383v4-max-250x250.png" class="alignleft" width="250" height="47" />A Swiss startup offering mobile visual search and augmen