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Giant Avatar-style robot takes first steps in South Korea

A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps.<p>Designed by a veteran of science fiction blockbusters, the four-metre-tall (13-foot), 1.5 ton Method-2 towers over a room on the outskirts of Seoul.<p>The hulking …

Robotics

Wildlife Group Says Not To Rake Leaves, As If You Needed A Reason

We're definitely on board with this advice.<p>Environmentalists are confirming what teens have known for decades: Raking is terrible and overrated.<p>Bagging up leaves and throwing them out destroys precious habitat for small animals and fills up landfills. In fact, leaves and other “yard debris” make up …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

The Best Way to Invest $1,000 Right Now

Image source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York.<p>They say you need money to make money, but everyone needs to start somewhere. So why not now?<p>With this in mind, we posed the following question to three of our investment planning contributors: "What would you do if you had $1,000 right now?" Here's …

Investing