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Opening the door to future utility

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The company that brought us the backflipping robot has done it again. This time, the Boston Dynamics video shows a four-legged, dog-like robot using a mechanical arm with a pincer on the end to grasp and turn the handle and then hold open a door.... Read full article

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon Heavy

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Last week, Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully completed the launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the heavy-lift orbital vehicle, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. ... Read full article

Coal mine makes way for floating solar farm

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Chinese energy company Sungrow Power Supply has built the world’s largest floating solar farm on top of a lake that was once the site of extensive coal mining in China's Anhui province. ... Read full article

Another dimension: 3D applications from 2D materials

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Hailed as a ‘miracle material’ that could revolutionise everything from batteries to construction and water desalination, graphene is the strongest material ever tested. However, translating that strength into 3D can be challenging.... Read full article

GM to launch autonomous, driverless cars in 2019

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US-based vehicle manufacturer General Motors plans to launch a truly driverless car next year – one without a steering wheel or pedals.... Read full article

Fusion power is coming

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In December 2017, the world’s largest science project, Project ITER, completed 50% of the ‘total construction work scope through First Plasma’.... Read full article

Boeing unveils prototype cargo drone

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Boeing has revealed a prototype drone that can carry 227kg of cargo.... Read full article

One small step for Sophia…

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… one giant leap for robotkind. Sophia, the humanoid robot from Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics that was awarded citizenship by Saudi Arabia in 2017, has taken her first steps.... Read full article

Chernobyl … solar farm?

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In 1986, 4 760km2 of land in the Ukraine and Belarus was abandoned due to contamination when an explosion and fire in the No.4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sent radioactivity into the atmosphere in the worst nuclear power plant accide... Read full article

Brain + Lego = worm?

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Uploading a brain – or at least, recreating the connections in a brain and then uploading it – into a machine may sound like science fiction. However, scientists have already achieved this feat, at least on a very small (and simplified) scale.... Read full article

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