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Body suit 'can lift 50kg in each hand'

Engineers in Italy have developed a wearable robot which they claim is the most sophisticated built in the world to date.<p>The "body extender" has been built by the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (Percro) at Pisa's Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.<p>The machine can enable users to lift up to 50kg in each …

Robotics

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

The Strange and Wonderful Movie Posters from Ghana: The Matrix, Alien & More

A cottage industry quickly sprang up in the early 80s when the first videocassettes made their way to the West African nation of Ghana. Armed with a …

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

What Apple products are in the pipeline?

Bloomberg's Adam Satariano discusses Microsoft unveiling Office software for the iPad and what to expect from Apple's WWDC event<p><i>Source: Bloomberg</i>

Office, iWork, Drive, and OpenOffice: Which office apps are right for you?

You have several software options when you need to create a document or build a slideshow. We help you figure out which one best fits your needs.<p><b>Editor's note, May 12, 2014:</b> <i>This post was updated to include details about Google's new Drive apps for Android and iOS.</i><p>Now that Microsoft Office is …

Software

What Does the Future of Bitcoin Look Like for E-Commerce?

<i>Garrett Heath is a technology storyteller with Rackspace.</i><p>The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s value—from a low of $13 to upwards of $1000 in 2013—caused the general public to take notice of this cryptocurrency. Once relegated to tech circles, last year saw major economists discussing the digital …