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‘Handle’, the Boston Dynamics robot that jumps and keeps balance with only two wheels

It had already leaked earlier this month, but it has not been until yesterday that Boston Dynamics is coming out to announce the most impressive robot they have developed...

Autonomous weapons, the real phantom menace

Are there war machines that we can consider independent? The US Department of Defense considers that an autonomous weapon is "a system that, once activated, can select targets, and...

Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing its technology for autonomous trucks

Alphabet has accused Uber, and his freight company Otto, of stealing some of its key technologies. In a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco court, Waymo, the Alphabet division devoted...

Crystal Growth, Earth Science and Tech Demo Research Launching to Orbiting Laboratory

The tenth SpaceX cargo resupply launch to the International Space Station, targeted for launch Feb. 18, will deliver investigations that study human health, Earth science and weather patterns. Here...

Protecting bulk power systems from hackers

Reliability measures of electrical grid has risen to a new norm as it involves physical security and cybersecurity. Threats to either can trigger instability, leading to blackouts and economic...

Video game ratings work, if you use them

AMES, Iowa - Nearly every video game sold or downloaded comes with a rating that provides age-appropriate guidelines based on the game's content. Critics have questioned the effectiveness of...

Trust issues: Users more gullible when they customize their technology

Cheery robots may give people the creeps and serious robots may actually ease anxiety depending on how users perceive the robot''s role in their lives, according to an international...

Why we prefer to be buddies with serious robots?

Cheery robots may give people the creeps and serious robots may actually ease anxiety—but it depends on how we perceive the robot’s role in our lives. In a study of robot...

Realistic training for extreme flight conditions

Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can...

Is technology changing our relationship with music?

Technology has helped drive the popularity of music festivals, while also revising the experiences people have with live music, according to Brian Moon. Events like the SnowGlobe Music Festival in...
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What years of playing football do to brain’s white matter

Scientists have discovered a link between dementia, white matter in the brain, and the neurodegenerative disease CTE in former American football players. When it comes...
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Do our electronic devices make it tougher to grasp science?

Excessive interaction with electronic devices may be related to weaker activity in areas of the brain that are key to understanding scientific texts, say...
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How can businesses benefit from translation and interpretation services?

Interpreters and translators play a significant role in the realm of global business. They enhance communication by conveying information correctly and accurately from one...
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WhatsApp works on a boomerang style tool such as Instagram’s

One of the advantages of owning several mobile applications is that if a function succeeds in one of them, you can apply it to...
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Upgrade your move: The best apps to help with house moving

Who says house moving has to be unbearable? While house moving in itself needs a lot of time and effort - especially during the...
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Team cracks mystery of Dead Sea summer ‘snow’

New research may solve the mystery behind the the Dead Sea’s salt crystal “snowfall.” It’s summertime at the Dead Sea, and for locals and visitors...
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Quicker method to track outbreaks from poo in the pool

Whole genome sequencing technology may give scientists and health care workers a powerful weapon in tracking—and possibly controlling—outbreaks of serious diseases, researchers say. In a...

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