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Climbing robots, modeled after termites, can be programmed to work together to build tailor-made structures.

Science

Robot Construction Workers Take Their Cues From Termites

Termites are masters of construction in the insect world, working together to construct complex, sky-scraping homes with neither blueprint nor foreman. Harvard engineers have created 8-inch-long robots that can build in the same way — by sensing their environment, and applying a few rules.

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, whose song, "Gone, Gone, Gone," went to No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Each time it's played in public, the song's writers get a royalty, which is tracked and collected by ASCAP. Bigger hits usually translate into bigger checks.

The Record

In The Digital Era, Hit Songs Aren't Everything

The Internet is the new frontier for song royalties. If ASCAP has its way, law will prevail, but some songwriters and publishers see the organization as a relic.

One of the lovely things about the mousse, according to Dorie Greenspan, is its versatility: It goes as well with maple syrup as with peanut brittle — or nothing at all.

Found Recipes

Paris Confidential: The Mystery Mousse Behind The Chocolate Bar

Dorie Greenspan's quest for her friends' chocolate mousse recipe was the stuff of private-eye fiction. Yet she figured it out, and as a Valentine's gift, she passes the delectable mousse along to us.

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