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Video: Robot Gets Pelted By Dodgeballs

ATRIAS is agile, but not agile enough<p>ATRIAS, an acronym for Assume The Robot Is A Sphere, is a bipedal machine built by researchers from Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory . The robot bounces around thanks to four carbon-fiber shafts attached to elastic fiberglass springs.<p>In …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Drought-Stricken California Ramps Up Water Restrictions

California residents have to turn off their sprinklers, and restaurants won't give customers water unless they ask under new drought regulations approved Tuesday. The State Water Resources Control Board has extended and expanded restrictions on water use as California enters its fourth year of …

Texas could allow concealed guns on college campuses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas would allow people to carry concealed handguns on college campuses under a measure given preliminary approval by the state …

Guns

The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Our verdict is in: Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.<p>Apple: The Most Impressive Business Comeback Of The Past 20 Years<p>In our fast-changing, startup-crazed economy, it can seem like only the newest companies have the agility …

Hubble Space Telescope’s Most Breathtaking Images of the Universe

In early April, publisher Taschen will be releasing a new book that collects the most breathtaking images of deep space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It's been 25 years since Hubble first launched into low-earth orbit and it remains operational today. It can take extremely high-resolution …

Telescopes

Google Exec Wants Self-Driving Cars To Be Standard Within 5 Years

Chris Urmson, the director of self-driving cars at Google, is committed to ensuring the driverless vehicles are standard within five years -- because he wants his 11-year-old son never to have to take a driver's test.<p>"My team are committed to making sure that [driver's test] doesn't happen," Urmson …

How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Malaria is one of the oldest scourges of mankind. Yet it's been a mystery how the deadliest form of the disease kills children.<p>One doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring that out. Now she and her team report their findings in this week's issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>. …

Tunis museum attack: President vows to fight terror

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1153000/1153650_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534429220_49d2a50ad8925b12a175b765007759b6<p><b>Tunisia's president has vowed to fight terrorism "without mercy", following a gun attack on the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis that killed 19</b> …

Terrorism

Marketing Execs Must 'Stay Tuned' To Net Neutrality Issues

Few issues during the past few years have evoked greater emotions and more political rhetoric than has net neutrality. Some say the concept of …

Net Neutrality

Samsung can put 128GB of storage in your low-cost phone

Just because you're not splurging on a top-of-the-line smartphone doesn't mean that you have to settle for a tiny amount of storage. Samsung certainly thinks that way -- it just announced a 3-bits-per-cell flash memory chip that promises 128GB of storage in "mass market" (read: more affordable) …