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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Broadway musicals aren't often set in funeral homes, but one is about to — “Fun Home.”
It starts out laying flat, like a sheet of paper. Then it springs up, almost lifelike, and folds into moveable parts much like origami art. And then it crawls away.
New robots can fold selves, walk away
Despite some criticism, Telegraph the 'zonkey' welcomed in Crimea
A zoo in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea has welcomed its latest arrival — a “zebroid,” or “zonkey,” which was born after a lonesome zebra got intimate with a donkey.
Japan's defense ministry on Friday said it was developing a fuel-cell powered “unmanned underwater vehicle” but disputed a report that it was working with Washington on a submarine using the environmentally friendly technology.
Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.
US spying revelations bring German encryption boom
Revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or look through texts.
Friday, August 8, 2014
My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone. Rather, I've found the phone's Firefly scanning feature to be far more useful as an information-gathering tool.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Rosetta spacecraft rendezvous with comet
The space probe Rosetta on Wednesday made a historic rendezvous with a comet, climaxing a 10-year, six-billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have been able to measure Pluto's orbit precisely, to help with navigation as a U.S. probe nears the planet in 2015.
The forerunner of dinosaurs like three-horned Triceratops was a bird-hipped creature the size of a turkey that lived in herds in South America and liked to munch on ferns, scientists said Wednesday.
  
  
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