Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert

By: TED

Originally published on Aug 14, 2017

That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver packages. Join Raibert for a live demo of SpotMini, a nimble robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs — and could soon be helping you out around the house.

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Watch This Robotic Footbridge Curl Up Into A Ball

By: Science Channel

Originally published on Aug 10, 2017

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This sculpture unrolls into a super strong bridge. Find out how it transforms and what makes it so strong.
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Craziest eclipses in the solar system

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Aug 10, 2017

A total solar eclipse is passing across North America on August 21, 2017. Are there other total solar eclipses in the solar system? Get your first two months of CuriosityStream free by going to http://curiositystream.com/physicsgirl and using the promo code “physicsgirl”

Do Mars moons, or Jupiter moons causes total solar eclipses?

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NASA Jets Chase The Total Solar Eclipse

By: NASA Goddard

Originally published on Jul 25, 2017

For most viewers, the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will last less than two and half minutes. But for one team of NASA-funded scientists, the eclipse will last over seven minutes. Their secret? Following the shadow of the Moon in two retrofitted WB-57F jet planes. Amir Caspi of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and his team will use two of NASA’s WB-57F research jets to chase the darkness across America on Aug. 21. Taking observations from twin telescopes mounted on the noses of the planes, Caspi will capture the clearest images of the Sun’s outer atmosphere — the corona — to date and the first-ever thermal images of Mercury, revealing how temperature varies across the planet’s surface.

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Cats That Play Fetch – Simon’s Cat | Cat Snaps

By: Simon’s Cat

Originally published on Aug 10, 2017

Cats often do hilarious and unexpected things. Watch THIS video to see cats doing something very unusual — acting like dogs!

Have you ever seen a cat play fetch? Or act like a dog? Comment below!

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‘Cats That Play Fetch Credits:’
Directed by: Pavel Radu
Animation & Graphics: Simon Tofield
Assistant Art Director: Liza Nechaeva

Producer: Emma Burch
Associate Producer: Edwin Eckford
Production Manager: Rebecca Warner-Perry

Music: Shrooty
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FAQs:

Q. Why isn’t ‘Off to the Vet’ available in full on YouTube?
A. ‘Off to the Vet’ film production and crowdfunding campaign was a huge undertaking for the Simon’s Cat Team. Our hope is to produce more long form, full colour content for our fans but without having to turn to them through crowdfunding again. The film was completed in 2015 and submitted it to a selection of international film festivals over the following months. During this time, it was exclusively available to all funders that contributed via our private production blog. The feedback we have received from our funders has been overwhelming positive and we hope they are extremely proud of making the film a possibility. If you are a funder and have any questions regarding the campaign, please contact us at igg@simonscat.com

Q. What software do you use?
A. Simon’s Cat is made using Adobe Flash / TV Paint / CelAction animation software.

Q. Why does it take so long to make each Simon’s Cat film?
A. Even though the films are made on computer software, they are still hand-animated in a traditional manner, frame to frame. It usually takes between 12 and 25 drawings to create 1 second of a Simon’s Cat film.

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