Levi Sharpe
at 15:25 PM Jul 31 2015
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Since Biblical times, people have been fascinated with the idea of walking on water. Now researchers have built a robot that can jump on it.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 15:25 PM Jul 31 2015
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For over a decade, drones have hunted men abroad. Overseas, Predators and Reapers have flown over war zones, their powerful cameras below looking for threats. Back home, the Air National Guard deployed a Reaper for a far more humanitarian manhunt: a search to find a lost teacher.

Dave Gershgorn
at 15:25 PM Jul 31 2015
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While Project Loon found an initial home in Sri Lanka, Facebook has its own update for its plan to provide wireless internet from the skies.

Alexandra Ossola
at 12:19 PM Jul 24 2015
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Whales are awesome and important. But because they are so big and sensitive to sound, researchers have a hard time collecting all the data they need without freaking them out. Now, whale biologists from the nonprofit Ocean Alliance have teamed up with students from the Olin College of Engineering to create drones that can capture one of the most important biological materials--a whale's snot--without disturbing the animals. They've launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their research.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:36 AM Jul 20 2015
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Apparently, robots like road trips. A Canadian robot, hitchBOT started out on a cross-country road trip today, planning to travel from Boston, all the way out to San Francisco, sightseeing along the way.

Levi Sharpe
at 10:52 AM Jul 17 2015
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We're a long way off from having robots with an artificial intelligence close to what is seen in movies such as Her or Ex Machina. But for the first time, three humanoid robots showed a glimmer of self-consciousness by solving a classic philosophical problem.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:08 AM Jul 8 2015
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In 20 years time we will look back on the gimmick drone video as a strange artifact of the 2010s. Sometimes a marketing concept, sometimes just a joke, the gimmick drones all share in common a simple unmanned flying machine and the idea that that is enough for a technological revolution. The Whopper Dropper from 2014, recently rediscovered by The Independent, is one such artifact: A multi-copter with a claw that drops burgers to the homeless.

 
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