Archive: 04/14/2014

Using robots to study evolution

A new paper by OIST's Neural Computation Unit has demonstrated the usefulness of robots in studying evolution. Published in PLOS ONE, Stefan Elfwing, a researcher in Professor Kenji Doya's Unit, has succes ...

dateApr 14, 2014 in Robotics
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Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in ...

dateApr 14, 2014 in Software
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Japan stem cell body splashes cash on luxury furniture

A publicly-funded research institute in Japan, already embattled after accusing one of its own stem cell scientists of faking data, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on designer Italian furniture, reportedly to use up ...

dateApr 14, 2014 in Other
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Japan says no decision on 2015-16 whaling

Japan on Monday insisted it had made no decision on whether to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean next year, after a militant environmental group said Tokyo intended to evade an international court ruling.

dateApr 14, 2014 in Ecology
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