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Why Your Python Runs Slow. Part 1: Data Structures

Almost a year ago, in Waza 2013, Alex Gaynor delivered an excellent talk on “Why Python, Ruby and Javascript are slow” . The key of his talk, as he …

PyCharm

I'm in the unique position of asking over 100 industry experts the following question on my Talk Python To Me podcast. "When you write some Python …

Python Programming

Installing and setting up OS X Mavericks for python development (WIP)

Installing and setting up OS X Mavericks for python development (WIP)<p>While this is not required, I have chosen to re-install my mac from scratch with …

Django Book: How to Tango with Django: A Python Django Tutorial

Tango With Django<p><b>Tango With Django</b> is a begginner's guide to Web Development using the popular Python Based Web Framework Django. The book provides a …

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What’s New In Python 3.4 — Python 3.6.4 documentation

Improved Modules¶<p>abc¶<p>New function abc.get_cache_token() can be used to know when to invalidate caches that are affected by changes in the object …

Download Django | Django

How to get Django<p>Django is available open-source under the BSD license. We recommend using the latest version of Python 3. The last version to …

German robots brought to life as heavy metal stars

The world's heaviest metal band, robot musicians 'Compressorhead', look set to take the music scene by storm.<p>Made from recycled scrap, the members of Compressorhead play hits by the likes of <b>Led Zeppelin</b> and Motorhead.<p>The band recently played at the Frankfurt Music Fair, a trade event for the music …

This 240-Year-Old Robot Was Probably The World's First Computer

If you thought robots were a thing of the future, we have some unsettling news. One of the earliest automatas was constructed -- get this -- in the 1770s, before our nation declared its independence. The robot, however, doesn't take the shape of a metallic Transformers-type mechanism, but rather a …

Amazing ERO Concrete-Recycling Robot Can Erase Entire Buildings

Demolition is a messy business—not only does the process require heavy machinery and produce clouds of dust, but it also results in giant piles of …

How gullible are we when it comes to robots?

Humans readily anthropomorphise inanimate objects but research suggests even babies are surprisingly sensitive to the differences between robots and humans when it comes to social interaction<p>The Tokyo international robot exhibition (iRex), which opened last Thursday, showcases the world’s latest …

Wireless WildCat Robot Can Run a 4-Minute Mile

The Cheetah robot was born in 2012. The speedy four-legged bot could run at 29 miles per hour —outpacing Usain Bolt — while tethered to a power …

9 Robotic Inventions That Are Already Among Us

9 Robotic Inventions That Already Exist<p>1. Giant robot debuts in Japan<p>2. Students Build Award-Winning Robot Exoskeleton<p>3. Japanese robot suit offers …

REVIEW: Robot Slaves Are Awesome And The New Roomba Is The Best Yet

The team at iRobot has already created an expansive line of robots for various home maintenance tasks like washing floors and clearing leaves out of gutters, but the company is perhaps most noted for the Roomba, its friendly circular robot whose entire purpose on this planet is to vacuum your …

Robotics

Yay, More Iffy Robot News: Self-Assembling Swarmbots

Note: I know that picture looks boring as hell but if you skip around in the video it is actually kind of neat to see the cubes move around and …

Braava iRobot 380t Floor Mopping Robot

The iRobot 380t is the latest in sweeping-edge floor mopping robot technology from Braava. The iRobot is just as mad about cleaning every last bit of …

Robot 'suicide' after becoming tired of housework?

An Austrian cleaning robot allegedly immolates itself on a kitchen hotplate. Because, you know, housework.<p>I don't know why robots do things. I don't even know if there is a why.<p>All I know is that other mechanical gadgets like my toaster, my car, and MacBook Air seem to have minds of their own. So …

Robotics

Why Underwater Robots Should Swim Like Stingrays

A stingray's efficient way of moving through the water could help engineers design better underwater robots.<p>The homely stingray's method of flying through the water could help us design a whole new class of bio-inspired 'bots, according to mechanical engineers from the University at Buffalo in New …

The Day the Marines Met Their Robotic Mule

Popular Mechanics watches the first time a squad of Marines uses the LS3, a robot built to deploy with the Corps.<p>Last week a handful of Marines from the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, including Beedle, came across country from Camp Pendleton, Calif. to Fort Devens, Mass. After attending training …

If The Future Of Art Is Robotics, At Least It Will Be Adorable

Mechanical Parts from moka on Vimeo.<p>Meet Robo Faber, the teeny tiny robot artist that is creating random drawings for your human viewing pleasure. He may look like a roomba vacuum or those stick 'n click light fixtures, but he's actually the product of Los Angeles-based designer Matthias …

Why farmers and cows prefer robots to dogs

Robots are already doing everything from making coffee to high-frequency trading. Now they’re after dogs’ jobs as well. A prototype robot that herds cows is being tested by researchers at the University of Sydney, and early results show that the four-wheeled fellow does a better job than his …

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Why farmers and cows prefer robots to dogs

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Why farmers and cows prefer robots to dogs<p>Human and canine herders make cows nervous. Researchers from the University of …

Epoch 2: the robot shooter action continues

Australia's Uppercut Games has released the sequel to its hit debut title, third-person shooter Epoch.<p><b>Australia's Uppercut Games has released the</b> …

Paralyzed Patients Move Vicariously Through Mind-Controlled Robot

<i>The cutting-edge brain-computer interface didn't require neural implants like previous systems, but simply a special cap fitted with electrodes.</i><p>Thanks to a nifty demonstration by scientists at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL), we're one step closer to realizing …

Remote control robots are now exploring the seas

Throughout history there have been wonderful discoveries stumbled upon by accident–penicillin, microwaves, even plastic.<p>David Lang hopes that there are still a lot more out there. And he’s looking under the sea.<p>To help him, David invented a sort of underwater robot. He calls it the OpenROV, a boxy …

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