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Scientists develop self-assembling robot

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A team of engineers from Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed an affordable self-assembling robot. The android is made of a sheet of composite paper, which has had different parts, including hinges, motors, batteries, and a microcontroller, installed upon it. Having been fitted with the batteries, the automaton starts to... 

NASA releases amazing HD footage of ‘Flying Saucer’

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The US space agency released a spectacular video detailing the testing of an interplanetary landing system, which is designed to place more massive payloads on the surface of Mars, as it hurtled toward Earth. In the cosmic quest to explore the surface of Mars, NASA is attempting to devise technologies that will allow it to deliver heavy payloads to the mysterious... 

Human-dependent android hitching across Canada

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A human-dependent android has been set on a hitchhiking trip across Canada in search for an answer to an uncanny query. Put together from household items, “hitchbot” started its journey on July 27 in Canada’s Atlantic port city of Halifax on a mission designed by McMaster University experts. The project aims to see if robots can trust humans, “hitchbot”... 

Futuristic new Russian streetcar revealed

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Russian cities that want to develop their public transit systems will soon have a stellar option to buy. A sleek new black streetcar looks like something Darth Vader would pilot in Star Wars and promises new levels of comfort and safety to commuters. The R1, or Russia One, was developed by a subsidiary of Uralvagonzavod, a company best known for producing advanced... 

US Navy unveils electromagnetic railgun prototypes

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Prototypes of the US Navy’s much vaunted electromagnetic railguns were unveiled this week. The new technology, capable of firing projectiles at up to 5,600 miles per hour, is set to revolutionize naval warfare. The Navy demonstrated two working railgun prototypes aboard the USS Millinocket in San Diego, developed by the Office of Naval Research. The high-tech... 

UK to produce self-healing transformer drones by 2040

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Future aircraft should be able to heal themselves in flight, include 3D printers that could produce mini-drones during a mission, and even use a ‘transformer’ technology, believes BAE Systems claiming all of this could become a reality by 2040. Scientists and engineers from the British defense company BAE Systems and the Ministry of Defense believe that... 

Woman electrocuted and killed in Australia by faulty Phone Charger

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A Filipino mother-of-two was killed while talking on a phone that was plugged into a faulty charger. The incident has been called a “wake-up call” by authorities who warned against the use of knock-offs as they pose a serious risk of electrocution. Sheryl Aldeguer, 28, who had come to North Gosford, Australia to work as a nurse, was found dead in her apartment... 

Bipedal robot outruns fastest human sprinter

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Korean developers of a bipedal robot allege it to be capable of outrunning the world’s 100-meter sprint record-toter. The minds behind Raptor, as the automaton has been christened, at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) say it outperforms Usain Bolt by some two seconds. Bolt’s intact record stands at 9.58 seconds. The machine... 

Harley-Davidson builds first electric bike

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​The latest creation from Harley-Davidson can go from zero to 60 miles-per-hour faster than you can finish reading this sentence, but you’ll be hard pressed to find one at your local filling station anytime soon. Not only is Harley-Davidson’s newest bike not available on the market yet, the company will start touring a dozen prototypes around the United... 

Japan prepares for robotic revolution, expects massive economic growth

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Japan says it intends to make the necessary preparations to materialize what it calls a robotic revolution and calls robots a massive economic growth factor. On Thursday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, “We would like to set up a council on making a robotic revolution a reality in order to aid Japan’s growth.” “We... 

‘Warp drive’: Faster-than-light NASA spacecraft

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A NASA scientist and a renowned graphic artist have teamed up to produce designs for a vessel that may someday allow human beings to travel the universe and beyond in a first-of-its-kind warp drive spacecraft faster than light. Impressive illustrations of the work-in-progress NASA’s New Design for a Warp Drive Ship” made their way to the web this week while... 

World’s first Quantum Computer plays host to Quantum Physics Activity

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The world’s alleged first quantum computer has, according to scientists, managed to play host to an important quantum physics activity. D-Wave, as the computer has been named, draws upon radical new physics to attack mathematical quandaries, and is alleged by the Canadian company’s executives to be the first practical quantum computer. The quantum physics... 

Google working on Fully Autonomous Cars

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US search engine Google is developing cars which are rendered needless of steering wheels, brakes and gas pedals. Co-founder Sergey Brin told a Southern California tech conference on Tuesday that the company will make 100 prototype self-driving cars. The driver-free vehicles are also fitted with start and stop buttons. It is to be made for two occupants and... 

Solar Roadways can show Signs, Generate Electricity, Melt Snow and more

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Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and cut greenhouse gases by 75-percent. Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can also withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds, literally any surface... 

Cisco asks Obama to stop NSA from hijacking US tech

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News reports included an image purportedly of staff from the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations unwrapping a Cisco box. Cisco’s CEO John Chambers has asked US president Barack Obama to consider new rules preventing agencies hijacking networking equipment at it moves through the supply chain, or risk undermining confidence in the multi-billion dollar... 
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