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The Robotic Hand of the Future Is Finally Here

By replicating a human hand, we may be close to a viable replacement.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington delved deep into the mechanics of the human hand to create one of the most lifelike creations yet.<p>It's not just that the hand looks the part. It's that it works close to the real thing …

Robotics

Watch the Championship Round of Japanese Hobby Robot Wrestling

And to think these are just the robots people build in their spare time…<p>Last weekend hundreds of Japanese robot enthusiasts descended upon Tsukuba Capio Cyberdyne Arena in Ibaraki, Japan to participate in a robot wrestling tournament for a chance at winning 500,000 Yen (approximately $4,440 …

Robotics

We tried Lenovo’s new $500 tablet that features a built-in projector

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is different than most tablets — it features a built-in projector. We tried the device out for a few days to see if it's worth the $500 price tag.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser and Graham Flanagan</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Gear & Gadgets

23 Simple Design Tips That Will Make Your Home Less Stressful

Please check all stress and angst at the front door.

This 'tediously accurate' map of the Solar System puts the space into space

In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." Peanuts indeed, but peanuts worth considering — especially …

The Man Who (Almost) Discovered Pluto...and Also (Almost) Discovered the Expanding Universe - Out There

By Corey S. Powell | July 12, 2015 9:33 am<p>Discovery photos of Pluto, taken by Clyde Tombaugh under Vesto Slipher’s direction. Now we know that the …

Solar System

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Starwatch: Of Pluto and planets

Astronomers of all stripes are poised for a face-to-face meeting with Pluto – a mere point of light in a large telescope, but a familiar mark on our star charts for 85 years. It’s like meeting a lifelong pen-pal for the first time. A concoction of nerves, expectations and raw excitement has swept …

Car Tech's best shots of 2015 (pictures)

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe<p>Tesla Model S P85D<p>Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept<p>2015 Audi S5<p>Freightliner Inspiration Truck<p>Ford GT<p>Infiniti Q60<p>2016 Fiat 500X<p>Jeep Renegade<p>2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport<p>Cadillac ATS-V<p>At the 2015 Indy 500<p>Jaguar F-Type R Coupes<p>Porsche Boxster Spyder<p>Lamborghini Aventador …

These Photos of Baby Endangered Animals Will Wake Up Your Inner Activist

There are now 6,264 endangered animal species on Earth, 2,524 of which are critically endangered, according to the Red List of Threatened Species …

Sign of Alien Life? Astronomer Receives a Mysterious Signal from Distant Earth-like Planet

Finding planets in the habitable zone is only part of discovering new life in the universe. Another important factor is receiving signals from …

Alien life and UFOs: Evidence about extraterrestrials to be revealed by German government?

After a lengthy legal battle, Germany's parliament - the Bundestag - has been ordered to release confidential documents about UFOs, reports the Daily …

Paranormal

The big reason why robots are starting to act more like humans

As robotic systems evolve they are beginning to be built modeled after human biology. Specifically, bots will be built to imitate how humans use force. And that means they will become much safer for people to be around.<p>Traditionally, most robots are programmed to use a position control system, …

Robotics

NASA's New Horizons gives final closeup of Pluto's puzzling dark spots

Pluto, the underdog of planetary science, finally gets its time in the spotlight this week. As the New Horizons spacecraft nears its historic …

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