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MIT creates robot you can control with your brain

Based on its appearance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Baxter the Robot is nothing special – while it has a pair of mechanical arms and a child-like expression on a face that looks a bit like an Etch-a-Sketch, it…

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Facebook rolls out first Fake News fighting tools

In response to the many shady articles posing as journalism that proliferated across Facebook last year, the social media giant has presented a new feature that will mark suspicious-looking shared articles. While the system still has serious issues, the rollout indicates…

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(VIDEO) Boston Dynamics’ amazing new robot ‘Handle’ is the stuff of nightmares

Boston Dynamics is a company that keeps blowing our minds-- it seems as if they cook up a new, even crazier robot every couple months. Their new robot, Handle, is the latest of their inventions showcased to the public. Handle…

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Cute viral tiger video is hiding a sinister reality

A video of captive Siberian tigers in China chasing a drone has quickly gone viral since being published on Feb. 22. But behind the 92 seconds of viewing pleasure is a much darker picture. Having chased the drone across open…

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How efficient are modern solar panels?

Solar energy has been all over the news lately. It feels like there’s a new “breakthrough” in solar technology (and a new use for graphene) every other week. So we had to ask the question-- How good are modern solar…

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Russian drone company teases real-life ‘hoverbike’

A Russian drone building company recently posted an online video teasing a single-seat ‘hoverbike’ that looks like a cross between a motorcycle and a quadcopter drone. Dubbed the Scorpion-3, the electric-powered flying vehicle was designed by engineers who wanted to…

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‘Eagle Eye’ system might allow for hi-def sand grain-sized cameras

A team of engineers has created a camera that could give eagle-eye vision to both tiny drones and surgical probes, according to a new paper in the journal Science Advances. Previously, the same team had used a process known as…

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Trump’s FCC pick wastes no time in his plan to ruin the internet

As appointments associated with President Trump begin to make their mark on public life, it was almost inevitable that the FCC would be no different. During his first two weeks at its helm, Ajit Pai has done what most expected, and…

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Team develops international ‘Tinder for orangutans’

A Dutch zoo has tried to improve the chances of a successfully mating encounter for a female orangutan by allowing her to view and select a male partner on a touchscreen. Dubbed "Tinder for orangutans," the four-year experiment at the…

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VIDEO: This gel-based robot is fast enough to catch a live fish

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new, gel-based type of underwater robot that can kick a ball underwater, catch and release a live fish and perform other high-energy tasks, according to a new Nature Communications…