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Bug Bots! These Insect-Inspired Robots Can Jump on Water
Water Strider-Inspired Robot
August 3rd, 2015
Swarms of robots inspired by water-hopping insects could one day be used for surveillance, search-and-rescue missions and environmental monitoring, researchers say.
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Stephen Hawking on Reddit: Ask Him a Question on Artificial Intelligence
Stephen Hawking
July 27th, 2015
Got questions about artificial intelligence? Stephen Hawking has answers.
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Photos: Spike Aerospace's Luxurious Supersonic Jet
S-512 Supersonic Jet Wings
July 11th, 2015
Spike Aerospace, a Boston-based company, is designing a supersonic jet that could fly passengers from New York to London in just 3 hours.
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Lexus' New Hoverboard Is Cool, But Will It Fly?
Lexus Hoverboard
July 31st, 2015
Last month, Japanese auto manufacturer Lexus unveiled its newest product, and it's not another luxury SUV. It's a hoverboard.
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No Humans Allowed! Test 'City' for Driverless Cars Opens
Mcity street view.
July 20th, 2015
Imagine a town with crosswalks but no pedestrians, cars and trucks but no drivers. Welcome to Mcity, a fake "town" built by researchers who are testing out the driverless cars of the future.
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Supersonic Jet Could Fly People from NYC to London in 3 Hours
S-512 Supersonic Jet
July 11th, 2015
A new luxury jet could get you (and 17 of your closest friends) from New York City to London in just 3 hours.
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Mean Machines: US & Japan Mega-Robots to Battle
Kuratas robot.
July 6th, 2015
If watching giant robots fight to the death sounds like your idea of a good time, then you're in luck.
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Shake, Rattle and Build: Colliding Bricks Self-Assemble Into Objects
Self-Assembling Bricks
July 30th, 2015
Scientists shook "bricks" in a spinning chamber, and for the first time, showed that artificial building blocks can put themselves together just by banging around at random.
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Bendy Liquid Metal Coils Could Make Stretchable Loudspeakers
Stretchable Acoustic Device
July 16th, 2015
Coils of liquid metal could be used to make stretchable loudspeakers and microphones, potentially leading to new kinds of hearing aids, heart monitors, and wearable and implantable devices, researchers say.
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New Hybrid Robot Has Soft 'Skin' But Hard 'Guts'
Hybrid Robot
July 10th, 2015
It may seem soft and squishy to the touch, but a new robot is tough on the inside and ready to pounce, researchers say.
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