Boston Dynamics Shows Off Latest Robot ‘Handle’

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Newly released video from Boston Dynamics ….. Handle is a research robot that stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4​ ​feet vertically. ​It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge. ​​​Handle uses many of the same dynamics, balance and mobile manipulation principles​found […]

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Cops of the Future: First Security Robots to Patrol China’s Rail Station

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There is a new cop at a railway station in China’s central Henan province, and don’t expect him to show any mercy to perpetrators as he is a robot, China News Agency reported. The patrol robot, on duty at Zhengzhou East Railway Station since February 17, can scan passengers’ faces and respond to questions. Painted in black and white, the robotic patrolman moves around on wheels. […]

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Dwarf star 200 light-years away contains life’s building blocks

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UCLA-led team discovers object in the constellation Boötes with carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen Many scientists believe the Earth was dry when it first formed, and that the building blocks for life on our planet — carbon, nitrogen and water — appeared only later as a result of collisions with other objects in our solar system that had those elements. Today, […]

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GARGANTUAN OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE CRUSHES RECORD FOR MOST ENERGY PRODUCED IN 24 HOURS

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There’s a massive offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark breaking energy generation records left and right. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind — a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries — showed off its 9 MW turbine prototype in December 2016, an upgrade to its V164-8.0 MW version. The Goliath of wind turbines generated nearly 216,000 kWh over 24 hours during its […]

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Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

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Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs. In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a non-human organism, survive, and even grow inside a host animal, in this case, pigs. This biomedical advance has long been […]

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Cassini Sends Back New Image From Above Saturn’s Hexagonal North Pole

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Original Caption Released with Image: Sunlight truly has come to Saturn’s north pole. The whole northern region is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016, feeble though the light may be at Saturn’s distant domain in the solar system. The hexagon-shaped jet-stream is fully illuminated here. In this image, the planet appears darker in regions where the cloud […]

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