DARPA’s insect-sized SHRIMP robots could aid disaster relief

DARPA’s efforts to propel military technology forward often manifest in a diverse fashion, spanning everything from drone submarine development to a biostasis program that aims to buy more time to rescue soldiers on the battlefield. The SHRIMP program, short for SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms, is another potentially life-saving initiative that is being designed to navigate […]

In Justice Gorsuch’s first year, he wrote 3 Supreme Court opinions, heard 60 cases, and fixed the shrimp cocktail sauce on the meatball subs

AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has heard 60 cases in his first year as President Donald Trump’s pick for the high court. His written opinions, oral argument questions, and scant public statements reveal the kind of justice he’ll be. As the junior justice on the court, he’s also responsible for “cafeteria […]

Oh snap: How a shrimp closes its claws fast enough to vaporize water

Enlarge (credit: Christian Gloor) The mantis shrimp, which isn’t a shrimp, gets a lot of attention for its visual acuity and powerful punch. But there are actual shrimp that are equally impressive. There are various species of snapping shrimp that can close their claws fast enough that it produces a jet of water that undergoes […]