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Jumping robot

SUPER JUMPER  A little robot named Salto is an agile jumper that relies on a twisted latex spring to gain extra height. One day, robots like it could bound across rubble in search-and-rescue operations.

cat with abacus

NUMBER SMARTS  Cats show quantity-­related abilities. Without training, cats can pick out differences between groups of a few small objects, such as 2 versus 5, but the felines may be using visual shortcuts.

guy running

ENERGIZED  A new energy-storing fabric captures energy from the sun and from the wearer's motion simultaneously. The fabric could be used to power wearable electronic devices through exercise or small everyday movements. 

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