ScienceShot: Robot Fish Fools Its Companions

Zebrafish aren't picky when it comes to making friends. A new study reveals that the 3-centimeter-long swimmers—the "lab rats" of aquatic science—will hang around a robotic fish, even a crudely designed one. The robot has features previously shown to attract both male and...

Engineered robot interacts with live fish

Results published today, 8 June, in IOP Publishing's journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, provide a stepping stone on the path to using autonomous robots in an open environment to monitor and control fish behaviour.  In the future, water-based robots could potentially contribute to the...

Pinoy students top intl cybersecurity tilt

Filipinos again showed their high potential in information and communications technology after topping a security vendor's annual international conference.  Kaspersky Lab said the Filipino students were named the overall winners in the global cup, under the banner "IT Security for the...

Science Weekend Puts Downtown on Tech Map

BROOKLYN — The World Science Festival came to Brooklyn on Saturday, and Brooklyn embraced it with both extendable, robotic arms. Thousands of technology fans filled Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech commons, while explorers of the natural sciences took in events at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The...

Connect a Million Minds

In February, we invited kids to dream up AWESOME ideas to make their lives, communities, or even the world more awesome and submit them to our Wouldn't It Be Cool If... competition. Meet the four finalists whose ideas brought them to the crowning event of the competition -- the Wouldn't It...

NYC Plays Host To World Science Festival

Science can be fun and exciting, right? Well, when you explain it like experts at the World Science Festival do, children say it can be amazing. “In my science classes, we didn’t work with robots, so this is my first time ever seeing one of these," said one child. "I think it...

World Science Fest hosting 'JS Joust,' 'Space Cruiser,' and more life-size games this weekend

The World Science Festival in New York City is getting its hands on some of indie gaming's biggest experiments this weekend. Previously exhibited site-specific game installations like Mega GIRP, the giant Twister-style video game from QWOP creator Bennett Foddy, and Space Cruiser, Ivan Safrin...

Polytech Researchers in Brooklyn Build Robotic Super Fish to Save Other Fish From Danger

What a fish tale! Brooklyn brainiacs are building a robotic super fish that would play savior to its aquatic brethren, leading schools of fish away from danger. Prof. Maurizio Porfiri and his team of researchers at NYU’s Polytechnic Institute have built a school of some 30 plastic critters...

Get your geek on: World Science Festival lands in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — The World Science Festival geek-fest — promoted as “premier science event in the United States” — takes place in New York City through June 3, and on Saturday two sites in Brooklyn will be packed with interactive science activities, games and performances....

'No Quarter': building modern arcade games at NYU

If the anesthetized, family-oriented digs of the recently reopened Chinatown Fair are any indication, the state of the American arcade in the year 2012 is a dismal one. But at NYU's annual No Quarter exhibition, the communal comforts of yesterday's game spaces live on apart from the...