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Friday, July 11, 2014
Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money. But for her newest project, she's getting help from a retired nurse in Canada and a 17-year-old in Arkansas.
Robots to challenge human soccer players
When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright. But the machines participating in this month's international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate goal? To beat the human World Cup champs within the next 35 years.
A valet at a five-star hotel in the Indian capital caused US$335,000 worth of damage to a Lamborghini Gallardo after crashing it into a concrete wall in front of horrified guests, a report said Thursday.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
A common set of genes play a role in learning to read and do math, with tiny variants influencing a child's skills in these tasks, according to a study published Tuesday.
South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. launched a revamped series of its tablet computers in Taiwan Wednesday and said it aims to take a 5 percent share of the local market this year.
HTC Corp. (宏達電) confirmed Wednesday that its new Desire 616 mid-tier model has hit stores in China and Hong Kong as the Taiwanese phone vendor expands its product portfolio to create new sales momentum.
In Bolivia, silver mountain at risk of collapse
Cerro Rico, the fabled peak towering over the Bolivian city of Potosi that supplied silver to fund Spain's colonial empire, is at risk of collapse from overmining, putting thousands of workers in jeopardy.
A vaccine that protects against four strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer, does not increase the risk of blood clots in women, researchers said Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Fossilized bird bones uncovered in the U.S. state of South Carolina represent the largest flying bird in history, with a wingspan of 6.4 meters (21 feet), according to a study out Monday.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
J-Lo, Versace lead Paris' haute couture revival of 'astronomically priced' gowns
Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically priced handmade gowns — is back.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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