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Han is a spookily realistic humanoid robot

A humanoid robot able to recognise and interact with people has been demoed at an electronics fair in Hong Kong. The robot head, called Han, uses an …

Robotics

Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives

Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of the <i>Homo</i> …

Stanford University

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

Massive Space Objects Seen Hiding Behind the Moon

Officials are left baffled by the reason of the mysterious docking of several extraterrestrial objects on the opposite side of the moon, according to …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Weird Comet-Asteroid 'Centaur' May Have Rings

Astronomers have spotted possible rings around the minor planet Chiron, suggesting that ring systems may be more common throughout the solar system …

Here's What NASA Plans to Do if an Astronaut Dies in Space

Step one: Don't panic.<p>President Nixon was prepared for Neil Armstrong and the other Apollo 11 astronauts to die on the moon in 1969. Written in an …

Space Science

Bomb Squad Robot Delivers Pizza, Saves A Man's Life

Disarming the situation<p>Sometimes, a kind hand holding out a pizza is enough, even if that hand is attached to the mechanical arm of a bomb squad robot. On Monday, California Highway Patrol responded to a man standing with a knife on a San Jose highway overpass. After a five-hour standoff, the man …

Fans Gasp In Awe At New 'Star Wars' Trailer

The Force awakened its target audience<p>Much like Darth Vader after his fateful fight against Obi Wan on Mustafar, Star Wars fans have been burnt before. The last time new live-action Star Wars films came back to theaters, they brought with them a legion of unlikeable characters and a plot full of …

Watch This Gross MRI of a Knuckle Cracking

Human beings—well, the rude ones—crack their joints. It's a thing. But scientists have never really understood the physics behind that chilling …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Funny Videos

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Alzheimer's Disease could be prevented by immune system tweak

New research raises the prospect that statin-like drugs could be given to the middle-aged to ward off dementia<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented or cured by a new drug which reboots the immune system to stop devastating memory loss, scientists believe.<p>A new study has shown for the first time …

Asteroid size of Statue of Liberty 'on collision course with Earth'

An astronomer has claimed an asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty is on a collision course with earth.<p>Dr Judit Györgyey-Ries, astronomer at the …

Astronomy

NASA: Stay 70 Days In Bed And Get Paid $18,000

NASA says it will pay $18,000 to anyone willing to take part in a three-month study that requires participants to stay in bed for 70 days under …

Space Travel

World's first robot chef wants to make you crab bisque

Gallery: World's first robot chef wants to make you crab bisque<p>Gallery: World's first robot chef wants to make you crab bisque<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Like John …

Robotics

After comparing Apple to Hitler, Chinese company reveals Le Superphone

'Hello US'<p>Two weeks ago, to build buzz for the Android smartphone it announced today, Chinese tech company Letv turned to Hitler. A poster teasing the phone shows Hitler giving the Nazi salute while wearing an armband marked with the Apple logo. Apple, explained Letv CEO Jia Yueting in an …

Android Phones