Catherine Fraser

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Robot chef serves up the future of home cooking

A robotic chef that can whip up professional quality meals in a matter of minutes has been developed by engineers in the UK, who call it the world’s first Automated Kitchen.<p>The system was created by UK-based Moley Robotics, which aims to develop a consumer version with an affordable price tag …

Smaug The Komodo Dragon Gets A Prosthetic Leg

Don't mind me, my eyes just got a little misty mountain<p>In Houston, there lives a dragon. Strong of spirit, species of komodo, this dragon was also weak of body. After spotting Smaug walking in an unusual manner, zookeepers made the dragon a paw prosthetic, because nothing in the universe is greater …

Komodo

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars still considered hostile to life<p>Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that …

Mars Rover

The Call of the Terror Bird

When you think of a scary dinosaur, what comes to mind? The agile, sickle-clawed <i>Utahraptor</i>? A towering <i>Tyrannosaurus</i>? Something as alien as the croc-snouted, sail-backed <i>Spinosaurus</i>, perhaps? Books and museum halls are well-stocked with such Mesozoic nightmares, but scary dinosaurs have also stalked …

Sure, Just Give A Robot A Sword

Melee machine<p>In this eight-second clip, a sword-fighting robot successfully parries a human attacker. Both are wielding foam swords, which is a good safety practice and makes them look less like lab researchers and more like anachronistic cyberpunk live action role players. Watch the fight:<p>The …

Anachronistic