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How might this squishy 'octobot' alter the course of robotics? Harvard University researchers have created the first autonomous, entirely soft robot. But what can it do?
The Christian Science Monitor | 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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The FACE of criminals could one day be revealed from their DNA According to the new study, traits including nose size, face width, and even distance between the eyes are associated with particular genetic variations.
Mail Online | 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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AI that learnt from the web became racist Princeton conducted word association tasks with an AI that learns from the web and found it associates black-sounding names with unpleasant words, suggesting we are teaching AI racism.
Mail Online | 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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World's largest marine reserve created off Hawaii US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.
BBC News | 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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How planes REALLY get from New York to London An atmospheric scientist from the University of Reading has created a new visualization to show how a trip from New York to London changes with each day,
Mail Online | 1 hour, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Luigi the poopbot set to scour sewers and analyse human waste for viruses MIT has built a robot that works in sewers, where it sifts through human waste to find data. Called Luigi, this 'poopbot' sucks up waste and traps bacteria so researchers can study urban health patterns.
Mail Online | 1 hour, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Britains most endangered butterfly thriving after decades of conservation efforts Read full story for latest details.
Telegraph.co.uk | 2 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Sydney scientists find 'vast' new reef hiding behind Australia's famous attraction Researchers analysing laser data from the Royal Australian Navy have discovered a vast reef behind the familiar Great Barrier Reef, measuring over 6000 square kilometres.
Mail Online | 3 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
SpaceX Dragon Returns Home From ISS An anonymous reader quotes a report from Florida Today: A SpaceX Dragon capsule that helped prepare the International Space Station for future commercial astronaut flights has returned to Earth after a stay of more than month-long mission. A robotic arm r
Slashdot | 4 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Technique may quickly detect diseases, cancer with portable device Stephen FellerLOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Los Angeles California created a test that detects biomarkers for disease in about 10 minutes, according to a new study.
United Press International | 4 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend