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Apr
2016

“Robo-mermaid” combs ocean depths for shipwreck treasure

OceanOne was originally envisioned as a tool to study coral reefs

Even with bottled oxygen and elite training, there are underwater locations that lie well beyond our physical capabilities. But via haptic feedback technology and artificial intelligence, Stanford University's humanoid diving robot is now putting the ocean's depths within human reach. In its maiden expedition, the OceanOne droid has just scoured an untouched shipwreck off the coast of France and returned with a delicate, 17th century vase in its grip. Researchers are now eyeing future voyages to coral reefs, oil rigs and underwater disaster zones.

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Category: Robotics

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Apr
2016

Out Now: ‘War Tortoise’, ‘Pathfinder Adventures’, ‘Disney Magical Dice’, ‘Apestorm: Full Bananas’, ‘illi’, ‘Spellbinders’, ‘Outdodge’, ‘Taichi Panda: Heroes’ and Tons More

Whatever that so-called "lull" was during the past couple of weeks while Apple filled up their feature slots with Earth Day stuff, it's definitely over now. There is TONS of new iOS games this week, with lots of high-profile stuff we've been waiting on as well as a lot of surprise games that look pretty
27
Apr
2016

China rising: Highlights from the 2016 Beijing Auto Show

All the best from the Beijing Motor Show

Anyone who doubts China's relevance to the automotive world just needs to take a wander through the China International Exhibition Center to discover just how important it is. With new cars from the likes of Volkswagen and Lexus on show, the Beijing Motor Show played host to some important launches, as well as some market-specific specials from brands keen for a slice of China's 1.35 billion-person pie.

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Category: Automotive

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27
Apr
2016

BMW rolls on with new carbon fiber-infused racing wheelchair

BMW's applied its expertise in aerodynamics and carbon fiber to a new type of vehicle

Following up on an announcement made last year, BMW has introduced its all-new racing wheelchair, which will find use in the 2016 Paralympic Games in September. BMW has worked closely with the American team to create a chair that capitalizes on aerodynamic design and carbon fiber construction.

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Category: Automotive

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