Archive: 2/06/2013

Atlantic puffins in peril in US

The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world.

dateJun 02, 2013 in Ecology
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WABIAN robot from Japan steps closer to human walk

( —Researchers designing adult bipedal robots have faced a challenge in limitations in a robot's walking pattern. They seek ways to improve on designs to have robots move more naturally. Improving the walking function ...

dateJun 02, 2013 in Robotics weblog
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Push for US Internet 'wiretap' law faces tough road

The FBI is stepping up its effort to get broader authority to put "wiretaps" on the Internet to catch criminals and terrorists. But the move is drawing fire from civil liberties groups, technology firms and others who claim ...

dateJun 02, 2013 in Internet
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Berlin company counts on the autistic

When German software giant SAP said last month it plans to employ hundreds of autistic people as IT experts, the news was welcomed especially at a small Berlin computer consulting firm.

dateJun 02, 2013 in Other
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Reality catches up with sci-fi in storm drones

At the time it premiered, the film "Twister" put forth a fantastical science fiction idea: Release probes into a storm in order to figure out which tornadoes could develop into killers. It's no longer fiction. Oklahoma State ...

dateJun 02, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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