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Boston Dynamics’ latest robot dog is slightly less terrifying

Meet SpotMini, now in more kid-friendly yellow<p>Robot maker Boston Dynamics, now owned by Japanese telecom and tech giant SoftBank, just published a short YouTube clip featuring a new, more advanced version of its SpotMini robot. SpotMini, first unveiled in June 2016, started out as a giraffe-looking …

Robotics

Nuka-Cola Quantum available in time for 'Fallout 4'

No one really knows what's in those bottles of Fallout Beer, but they likely won't hit US shores. What <i>will</i> however is Nuka-Cola Quantum. The folks at <i>Fallout</i> developer Bethesda have teamed up with the purveyors of funky fizzy drinks, Jones Soda, to put the "irradiated" refreshment on Target shelves …

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

The most accurate clock ever built only loses one second every 15 billion years

Scientists have a set a new record in accurate timekeeping, creating an atomic clock that won't lose or gain a second in 15 billion years — a time span greater than the estimated age of the Universe. The clock measures the oscillation of strontium atoms to create its "tick," and could one day …

Physics

Bobby Brown tells concertgoers his ailing daughter is awake

Bobby Brown told concertgoers Saturday night that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia home.<p>In a video, Brown tells the crowd during a concert appearance at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, Texas, that …

Whitney Houston

18th-century clockmaker John Harrison vindicated by 'perfect clock'

Three centuries after he claimed his clock could solve the problem of longitude, proof John Harrison's design is accurate to the second for 100 days<p>A clock based on an 18th-century design has stunned experts by keeping accurate to a second after 100 days – just as its maker promised 300 years …

Physicians want Dr. Oz removed from Columbia University faculty

Ten doctors signed a letter this week stating reasons they believe Dr. Mehmet Oz should be fired from Columbia University’s faculty.<p>The letter, …

Saturn’s two-faced moon Iapetus

This isn’t the day and night side of Iapetus. It’s the day side, a nearly full-on view. The two sides of this moon of Saturn have very different …

Boeing has patented a 'Star Wars'-style force field

It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn't about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a vehicle, and then quickly heats up the air or water between the vehicle and the blast. The heat creates a plasma shield that is more dense …

Aviation

Mexican woman campaigning to be mayor found decapitated

Guerrero mayoral candidate Aidé Nava González, whose husband was murdered and son abducted by criminal gangs, has been found decapitated - less than a fortnight after beginning her campaign<p>A <b>Mexican</b> woman running to be mayor of a town in the state of Guerrero has been found dead, less than a …

Buenos Aires

For the First Time in 30 Years, Unemployment Fell in Every State in 2014

Unemployment fell in every state and the nation’s capital last year—something that hadn’t happened since 1984.

Dow Jones

Nvidia Announces $199 4K Android TV Game Console

Talk about game-changing: Nvidia just announced the Shield, the world’s first 4K Android TV gaming console, at Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco. The device will be available this May for $199.<p>Along with the new entertainment system, the company also announced its Grid …

Here are the renderings of Google's futuristic new headquarters

Google just revealed a wild proposal for remaking its main office space in Mountain View, California — rather than simply build more modern office buildings, Google is seeking to build some giant glass "canopies" with insides that can be rebuilt and repurposed easily depending on what the company …

Urban Design

Amazon wants to fit trucks with 3D printers to speed up deliveries

Amazon has been experimenting with new shipping methods lately, but one day soon it might not have to worry about sending items at all, and use 3D printers to produce them on the curbs outside customers' homes instead. The e-commerce giant has filed several patent applications for a system that …

Wall Street

Sleeping with Jeff Bridges has become a nightmare

A new album from the actor and country musician aims to help you sleep – which is great until the Dude invades your dreams<p>If cult actor and sometime country musician Jeff Bridges’ new album, Sleeping Tapes, is aimed at anyone, it is people like me. I have, on numerous occasions when Radio 3 is …

New Albums

Hubble captures 'happy face' in space that smiles for the camera

Hubble say the cosmic 'face' spotted by a contestant in its Hidden Treasures competition is caused by a galactic phenomenon known as gravitational lensing<p>Here's an out-of-this-world space pic that's sure to raise a smile.<p>The stunning image above shows a far away galaxy cluster that appears to be …

When you wish upon a star: nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter future

Decades in the making, Iter, a huge experimental nuclear fusion reactor in rural France, could be the site of breakthroughs that will provide limitless, clean energy and secure the planet’s future<p>The countryside of Saint-Paul-lez-Durance in Provence is a serene terrain of thickly wooded hills. On …

Nuclear Energy

Google is backing a new $300 million high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system between the US and Japan

Google has announced it is backing plans to build and operate a new high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system called “FASTER” by Q2 2016. In addition to Google, the $300 million project will be jointly managed by China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI, and …

World-record 43 Tbps data transfer speed set by Danish researchers

Using a new type of optical fiber, researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have transmitted data over a single optical fiber at a …

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

Inspired by studying frozen lakes, the Sure Chill can stay cold for up to 35 days–long enough to get life-saving vaccines to kids still living off the grid.<p>Jenny McCarthy might tell you differently, but vaccines really do save lives. Unicef estimates that 2 to 3 million kids survived in 2011 …

Why Software Doesn't Follow Moore's Law

In 1965 Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, predicted that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits, which had doubled every year since they were invented, would continue to do so for the foreseeable future. That prediction proved remarkably visionary.<p>So why haven’t computer …

Graphene May Be Next Area of Innovation for Apple and Samsung

In a world where mobile devices are becoming thinner and thinner and in some cases being worn on the wrist or other parts of the body, graphene may be the wonder material of the future, with properties that make it stronger than steel, more flexible than rubber and more conductive than most metals. …