Archive: 06/18/2008

Musical Robot Tags Along as your Serenading Sidekick

If you ever thought it would be cool to be serenaded by a robot, you might get a kick out of the new A.M.P. Bot. Developed by Hasbro Tiger Electronics, the 2.5-foot-tall humanoid rolls around on a Segway-type platform, blasting ...

Jun 18, 2008 weblog
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Black holes have simple feeding habits

The biggest black holes may feed just like the smallest ones, according to data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based telescopes. This discovery supports the implication of Einstein's relativity ...

Jun 18, 2008
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Stress during childhood increases the risk of allergies

Moving house or the separation of parents can significantly increase the risk of children developing allergies later on. These are the results from a long-term study correlating life-style, immune system development and allergies, ...

Jun 18, 2008
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Great apes think ahead

Apes can plan for their future needs just as we humans can – by using self-control and imagining future events. Mathias and Helena Osvath's research, from Lunds University Cognitive Science in Sweden, is the first to provide ...

Jun 18, 2008
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Jules Verne refuels the ISS

ESA's Jules Verne ATV was used for the first time yesterday to transfer in one step 811 kg of refuelling propellant to the International Space Station while the two vehicles orbited Earth at 28 000 km/h. With ...

Jun 18, 2008
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