The Man Who Does The Impossible in Super Mario 64

Before the world knew him as Mario, Nintendo's iconic plumber had a simpler name: Jumpman. That name makes sense, when you think about it: Mario is defined by his ability to jump. But lately, I've become fascinated by the people who play—and beat—Super Mario 64 without jumping a single time. » 11/10/14 3:26pm 11/10/14 3:26pm

MIT's Robotic Cheetah Can Now Run And Jump While Untethered

Well, we knew it had to happen someday. A DARPA-funded robotic cheetah has been released into the wild, so to speak. A new algorithm developed by MIT researchers now allows their quadruped to run and jump — while untethered — across a field of grass. » 9/15/14 8:20am 9/15/14 8:20am

Gibbons defy their own evolution to jump as high as they can

Most jumping animals - such as frogs and grasshoppers - have some powerful adaptations that basically make their legs into giant springs. But our ape cousins manage to leap insane distances through sheer force of will, without any helpful adaptations. » 8/10/11 1:23pm 8/10/11 1:23pm

Kill Your Foes With Creative Teleportation

The Hayden Christensen teleportation movie Jumper comes out in a month, and of course there's a video game to go with it. You'll play the Jamie Bell jumper character Griffin from the movie, who has a particular bone to pick with the anti-Jumper Paladins who are trying to track him down: they killed his parents. Of… » 1/16/08 4:30pm 1/16/08 4:30pm