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MIT Cheetah Robot
ReadOasis Step 5 Creative Commons photo by Jiuguang-Wang Scientists have been experimenting with four-legged robots for years. They want robots to carry heavy loads over difficult areas of land and do other difficult jobs. But one problem is power. Now that has changed. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of... Read more
Winter Time
By Robert Louis StevensonReadOasis Step 5 Berit Watki Winter in Merstham (Creative Commons) Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;Blinks but an hour or two; and then,A blood-red orange, sets again.Before the stars have left the skies,At morning in the dark I rise;And shivering in my nakedness,By... Read more
The Two Pots (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 Two Pots, one of brass and the other of clay, stood together on the hearthstone. One day the Brass Pot proposed to the Earthen Pot that they go out into the world together. But the Earthen Pot excused himself, saying that it would be wiser for... Read more
The Rabbit Who Came to Supper
ReadOasis Step 5(Part 1) Bugs Bunny“I'm trapped. Trapped. I gotta get out of this.I gotta think fast. Trapped.Oh boy, they've trapped a rabbit. Look, look fellows, I'm Rin Tin Tin.” Elmer Fudd“Now I got you. You're a dead rabbit.” Delivery Boy“Telegram for Elmer Fudd.” Bugs Bunny“Eh, what's up, doc?”... Read more
The 10-20-30 Rule
By Guy Kawasaki ReadOasis Step 5 The seventh thing is you need to follow what I call the 10-20-30 rule. I have this thing called Meniere's disease. Meniere's disease has three symptoms: hearing loss, tinnitus, which is a constant ringing in my ear, and sometimes I get dizzy or... Read more
To Sell is Human
Book Trailer by Daniel Pink ReadOasis Step 5 What if everything we knew about sales turned out to be wrong? For instance, we think the only people in sales are the folks who try to get us to buy stuff. That's sales as we know it, and it’s huge.... Read more
The Story of Prometheus
ReadOasis Step 5(Part 1) Part 1: How Fire Was Given to Men In those old, old times, there lived two brothers who were not like other men, nor yet like those Mighty Ones who lived upon the mountain top. They were the sons of one of those Titans who... Read more
Little Tuppen
By James BaldwinReadOasis Step 5 One day an old hen whose name was Cluck-cluck went into the woods with her little chick Tuppen to get some blueberries to eat. But a berry stuck fast in the little one's throat, and he fell upon the ground, choking and gasping. Cluck-cluck,... Read more
The Bear and the Bees (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 A Bear roaming the woods in search of berries happened on a fallen tree in which a swarm of Bees had stored their honey. The Bear began to nose around the log very carefully to find out if the Bees were at home. Just then one... Read more
The Wolf and the Ass (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 An Ass was feeding in a pasture near a wood when he saw a Wolf lurking in the shadows along the hedge. He easily guessed what the Wolf had in mind, and thought of a plan to save himself. So he pretended he was lame, and... Read more
The Monkey and the Dolphin (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 It happened once upon a time that a certain Greek ship bound for Athens was wrecked off the coast close to Piraeus, the port of Athens. Had it not been for the Dolphins, who at that time were very friendly toward mankind and especially toward Athenians,... Read more
The Mice and the Weasels (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 The Weasels and the Mice were always up in arms against each other. In every battle the Weasels carried off the victory, as well as a large number of the Mice, which they ate for dinner next day. In despair the Mice called a council, and... Read more
The Hares and the Frogs (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 Hares, as you know, are very timid. The least shadow, sends them scurrying in fright to a hiding place. Once they decided to die rather than live in such misery. But while they were debating how best to meet death, they thought they heard a noise... Read more
The Lion and the Gnat (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 "Away with you, vile insect!" said a Lion angrily to a Gnat that was buzzing around his head. But the Gnat was not in the least disturbed. "Do you think," he said spitefully to the Lion, "that I am afraid of you because they call you... Read more
The Ass and the Load of Salt (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 A Merchant, driving his Ass homeward from the seashore with a heavy load of salt, came to a river crossed by a shallow ford. They had crossed this river many times before without accident, but this time the Ass slipped and fell when halfway over. And... Read more
The Ants and the Grasshopper (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to... Read more
The Frogs Who Wished for a King (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 The Frogs were tired of governing themselves. They had so much freedom that it had spoiled them, and they did nothing but sit around croaking in a bored manner and wishing for a government that could entertain them with the pomp and display of royalty, and... Read more
The Peacock and the Crane (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 A Peacock, puffed up with vanity, met a Crane one day, and to impress him spread his gorgeous tail in the Sun. "Look," he said. "What have you to compare with this? I am dressed in all the glory of the rainbow, while your feathers are... Read more
The Kid and the Wolf (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 "A frisky young Kid had been left by the herdsman on the thatched roof of a sheep shelter to keep him out of harm's way. The Kid was browsing near the edge of the roof, when he spied a Wolf and began to jeer at him,... Read more
The Ass and His Driver (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 An Ass was being driven along a road leading down the mountain side, when he suddenly took it into his silly head to choose his own path. He could see his stall at the foot of the mountain, and to him the quickest way down seemed... Read more