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Robotics Researchers Discovered A Better Way For Insects To Walk

Robotics Researchers Discovered A Better Way For Insects To Walk

A popular approach to designing robots that can navigate a world built for living creatures is to simply copy Mother Nature’s designs. But while trying to improve how a six-legged robot walks, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne actually found a faster way for six-legged creatures to get…

Los Angeles Is Hiring A Sound Artist To Help Make Its Streets Safer

Los Angeles Is Hiring A Sound Artist To Help Make Its Streets Safer

After years of decline, the number of deaths on American streets are starting to rise again, a troubling statistic for many cities that are working hard to get more people walking and biking. Now Los Angeles’s Department of Transportation (LADOT) is trying something new: Enlisting a sound artist to bring…

Toronto Blames Pedestrian Fashion Choices For Crashes

Toronto Blames Pedestrian Fashion Choices For Crashes

Pedestrian shaming has long been a way for cities to prioritise cars over people, from the invention of jaywalking to blaming walkers for their smartphone use. In Toronto an ad campaign telling pedestrians that their clothes make them more likely to get hit by cars is getting serious backlash —…