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scientist and son show Silly Putty and Silly Putty + graphene

SILLY SENSOR Scientists created a pressure sensor by mixing graphene into polysilicone, a stretchy, viscous goo, forming a gray putty, as shown by study coauthor Jonathan Coleman of Trinity College Dublin. Polysilicone is also found in the children’s toy Silly Putty, shown by Coleman’s son Oisin.

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.

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