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Merry Christmas: A huge asteroid will safely pass Earth Thursday

An asteroid 3,600 feet across will pass safely by the Earth on Christmas Eve, making its cosmic flyby just in time for the holiday.<p>The space rock — …

Elon Musk nominated for 'luddite' of the year prize over artificial intelligence fears

Washington thinktank claims SpaceX founder, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking, are contributing to ‘alarmist’ concern about machine intelligence<p>It has been a remarkable year for Elon Musk, the CEO of the high-end electric car company Tesla and SpaceX, which on Monday announced that it had successfully …

Artificial Intelligence

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Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home

Origami: It's not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways.<p>A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes, described in the journal Science. But in the same …

Origami

Ingestible ‘Origami Robots’ may one day perform microsurgery inside you

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an ingestible robot capable of patching wounds, dislodging foreign objects, …

Origami Robots Fold Themselves And Walk Away

A team of researchers from Harvard and MIT have developed a new kind of robot – one that’s capable of autonomously folding itself up into particular functional shapes and then going about its tasks.<p>“Getting a robot to assemble itself autonomously and actually perform a function has been a milestone …

Researchers Made A Shark-Stalking Robot — Then The Sharks Turned On It

Last November, scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Ocean Systems Laboratory took an autonomous shark-stalking robot to Guadalupe, Mexico, to track and film great white sharks. Two weeks ago, they released the footage, and it looks as though the stalker became the stalkee.<p>The …