This off-road robot could help revolutionize the exploration of other planets

You're looking at the future of space exploration: a robot who can move fast though slippery, sandy terrain. With the help of new experimental techniques, robots inspired by the one above could one day be used for search-and-rescue missions, or exploring the surface of Mars, with unprecedented speed and mobility. » 3/21/13 11:14am 3/21/13 11:14am

Squirrel hurls itself through a fourth story window, scampers off unscathed

This is impressive. Watch what happens when a very flustered squirrel makes a daring leap for freedom through the kitchen window of what looks to be a fourth-story apartment. The brief clip, captured on video by Finn83, raises an interesting question: how does a squirrel survive such a fall? » 9/26/12 3:20pm 9/26/12 3:20pm