Environment patrol: These agile robots are keeping an eye on Italy’s forests

If you find yourself wandering the forests outside of Pisa, Italy, and come across a vivid red, four-legged, headless creature scurrying through the undergrowth, rest assured there is no need to be alarmed. The creature is in fact a four-legged robot carrying out an important task – helping Pisa University researchers quantify and measure the … Read more

Americans Are Missing a Key Stratum of Modern Knowledge

Updated at 4:50 pm on May 4, 2022 There are three things that I remember from my high-school Earth-science class: the swirling pink cover of the study book designed to help us pass New York State’s year-end test, the football player who seemed more intent on torturing me than on learning, and a nagging sense … Read more