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10 Geeky Gifts for Last-Minute Shoppers

You're an 11th hour Christmas shopper? No problem. Use the remaining shopping days to grab this gear for your favorite geek.<p>You're an 11th hour Christmas shopper? No problem. Use the remaining shopping days to grab this gear for your favorite geek.

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DARPA Robotics Challenge: Japanese Team Leads in Day Two

Homestead—Miami Speedway—Using an HRP-2 robot, Japan's team Schaft has taken a commanding lead in DARPA's robot Olympics. Seventeen teams from five countries are competing against one another for U.S. government funding and a slot in the DARPA Robotics Competition Finals next year.<p>In these trials a …

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DARPA Robotics Challenge: Schaft First to Complete Driving Task

Photo by Brian Finke<p>Homestead-Miami Speedway: The driving task here at the DARPA Robotics Challenge is one of the hardest to accomplish--so hard that many teams are skipping it. But Team Schaft proved why their robot is at the top of the leaderboard when they finished the winding course with …

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Live From the DARPA Robotics Challenge

DARPAs two-day Robotics Challenge (DRC) aims to develop robots that could one day come to the aid of humans in crisis situations. The winning team, which will be decided at the DRC Finals in 2014, will win $2 million.<p>Gentlemen…start your robots! DARPA's two-day Robotics Challenge (DRC) kicked off …

DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet CHIMP

Photo by Landon Nordeman<p>Homestead—Miami Speedway—Carnegie Mellon University and the National Robotics Engineering Center collaborated to build Tartan Rescue's bot, known as CHIMP, for the DARPA Robotics Challenge. CHIMP is more than 5 feet tall, weighs 400 pounds, and has a 10-foot wingspan. While …

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Facebook to raise $1.5B in secondary offering

Facebook said Friday that it has priced the 70 million shares that the company and its insiders are selling through a secondary offering at $55.05. Facebook, itself, is selling a little more than 27 million shares, which means it will earn close to $1.5 billion through the sale.<p>The social network …

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Art, Science, and Butterfly Metamorphosis: How a 17th-Century Woman Laid the Foundations of Modern Entomology

At a time when women in science were a rarity, German-born naturalist and illustrator <b>Maria Sibylla Merian</b> (April 2, 1647–January 13, 1717) did for the study of insects what pioneering fossil-hunter Mary Anning did for paleontology and egg collector and scientific illustrator Genevieve Jones did for …