16-week-old cheetah cubs will turn your stone-cold heart to mush

Two cheetah cubs delivered by emergency cesarean section last month looked healthy and painfully cute last week when they were transported to Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian National Zoo. The pair will spend the summer being hand-raised by zoo staff, being bottle-fed every few hours in an effort to keep them in fine… » 5/24/12 9:10am 5/24/12 9:10am

The Pentagon's robotic cheetah is the fastest mechanical mammal ever…

18 miles an hour may not seem terribly fast, but that's the new land record for legged machines. This speed was clocked by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) robo-cheetah project, which is investigating technologies that allow machines to traverse terrain in new unique ways. Explains DARPA of… » 3/05/12 10:50am 3/05/12 10:50am