Shay Lawson

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The iCubs are coming! How robots could teach our kids and do our dirty work

They dance, play, swear and beg you to touch them. They may even let you snog someone on the other side of the planet. Meet the robots of tomorrow<p>A bedside table on wheels is practising three-point turns around the room, rising up and down and cheekily cocking its head as it glides, while a furry …

Robotics

The 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

We've come a long way since the stealth bomber.<p>Just as smart gadgets have invaded our homes and revolutionized our lives over the last 15 years, next-level weaponry has transformed the military.<p>The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological …

Stop judging poor moms. Bad policies hurt their kids -- not bad parenting.

About 30 percent of low-income parents can’t afford to change their children’s diapers frequently enough, according to a Yale University study. My organization, National Diaper Bank Network, helps distribute diapers to those families in need. But in the course of doing this work, we sometimes …

Iran: Seized ship to be released after fine paid

Iran says a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship seized by the country is likely to be released in two days after a fine is paid, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.<p>The Maersk Tigris was seized on April 28 after Iran claimed the 837-foot container ship ventured into Iranian waters in the Strait …

Eastern Europe

NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane

Planes and helicopters have their strengths and weaknesses. Planes are fast and can carry a lot of stuff a long way, while helicopters are slow but …

Aviation