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This human-like robot can now perform parkour

Atlas, the humanoid Boston Dynamics robot known for its backflips and running, among other human-like activities, can now perform parkour. The robotics company posted a video to YouTube Thursday of Atlas running around a warehouse, jumping over a log and onto a stacked structure. “The control...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey doesn’t use a computer

Twitter users curious about CEO Jack Dorsey’s tech habits got some answers this week. Dave Gershgorn, a reporter for Quartz, tweeted at the 41-year-old Wednesday and pressed for details. “[Jack], serious question, do you use a computer/laptop,” he asked. Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter,...

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Stephen Hawking’s final paper explores disappearing black holes

The final paper that famed physicist Stephen Hawking worked on before he passed away has been published and it deals with a topic bigger than Hawking’s legacy – what happens when objects fall into black holes? The paper entitled “Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair,” looks into whether black...

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Government report reveals Pentagon weapons can easily be hacked

A brief look at the news is enough for anyone to realize that cyber attacks are a real threat. Just recently, we’ve seen western governments strongly condemn Russia for hacking attacks. We also saw a couple of reports that claimed that China could backdoor into products using hardware implants —...

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You probably think this robot finger is creepy — that’s the point

PARIS — A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can stroke your hand. And guess what? It’s creepy. No, really, watch the video. Creepy, see? He wants to know why. “My PhD subject is around touch in...

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Mice born to same-sex parents in gene editing experiment

LONDON — Chinese scientists said on Thursday they had used gene editing and stem cell techniques to produce healthy mice with two mothers which developed well enough to go on to have normal offspring of their own. In experiments designed to explore what makes it so difficult for some animals to...

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This small, spinning ball could bring green energy to windy cities

LONDON — Two British-based researchers have created an award-winning new design for a mini wind turbine that looks like a volleyball and can catch a breeze blowing in any direction, which they say will make green energy more attainable for people who live in cities. The O-Wind Turbine, created by...

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Apple buys iPhone chip supplier in $600M deal

Apple is buying the power management technology at the heart of its iPhones in a $600 million deal with Dialog Semiconductor that also secures the German-listed company’s role as a supplier to the tech giant. The agreement to acquire patents and people from the Anglo-German chip designer is not...

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