Robot roaches to the rescue

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  • Mar 03, 2016
BERKELEY, CA Nasty. Disgusting. Ugly. These are just some of the words normally associated with cockroaches. But for scientists in the world of bio-inspired robotics - roaches are perfect.  "You might think the best shape changers are kind of like a...
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FBI trick for breaking into iPhone likely to leak, limiting its use

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  • Apr 03, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO The FBI's method for breaking into a locked iPhone 5c is unlikely to stay secret for long, according to senior Apple Inc engineers and outside experts.Once it is exposed, Apple should be able to plug the encryption hole, comforting iPhone...
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Remarkable evidence of ancient humans found under Florida river

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  • May 17, 2016
WASHINGTON Researchers who dove hundreds of times into a sinkhole beneath the brown murky waters of Florida's Aucilla River have retrieved some of the oldest evidence of human presence in the Americas including stone tools apparently used to butcher a ...
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Amazon founder Bezos' rocket company passes landing test

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  • Nov 24, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space transportation company, Blue Origin, plans about two more years of test flights before it will offer rides to passengers.On Monday, Blue Origin successfully landed a suborbital ro...
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Wreckage of missing plane found in Nepal, all 23 aboard dead

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  • Feb 24, 2016
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Rescuers found the wreckage of a small plane carrying 23 people that crashed into a mountain in Nepal due to bad weather on Wednesday. All those aboard, including two foreigners, were confirmed dead. See also: Earthquake-destroyed ...
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Transgenic mosquito ready to join Brazil's war on Zika virus

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  • Jan 20, 2016
BRASILIA A genetically modified mosquito has helped reduce the proliferation of mosquitoes spreading Zika and other dangerous viruses in Brazil, its developers said on Tuesday.The self-limiting strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito was developed by Oxit...
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Hubble telescope shows image of new 'lightsaber' star system

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  • Dec 20, 2015
GREENBELT, Md. - NASA'S Hubble telescope captured an image of a baby star buried in interstellar gas and dust with massive jets emitting from it that seem to resemble a double-bladed lightsaber from the new film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."Dr. Jenni...
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Amazon enters Britain's fresh food market with Morrisons deal​

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  • Feb 29, 2016
LONDON Amazon has struck a wholesale supply deal with British supermarket Morrisons that will help the online retailer step up its food offering in Britain with fresh and frozen products.Morrisons, Britain's fourth biggest supermarket, said on Monday t...
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Uber's Kalanick: India's payment system prompted a change in operations

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  • Jan 17, 2016
NEW DELHI India's payment system has been a big factor that made Uber Technologies change the way it handled transactions in the country, company founder Travis Kalanick said at a conference of start up businesses on Saturday.The ride hailing company h...
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Apple fixes 'Error 53' and apologizes to customers for bricking iPhones

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  • Feb 19, 2016
Apple is apologizing — and fixing — the "Error 53" bug that left some iPhone devices bricked. The basic problem occurs if your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus home button is repaired anywhere other than an Apple Store or Apple-authorized repair center. See ...
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