News tagged with marathon

Humanoids run world's first robot marathon race

Robovie-PC, a toy-sized humanoid, won the world's first full-length marathon for two-legged robots by a whisker Saturday, beating its closest rival by a single second after more than two days of racing. ...

dateFeb 26, 2011 in Robotics
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Robot marathon kicks off in Japan (Update)

The world's first full-length marathon for two-legged robots kicked off in Japan on Thursday, with the toy-sized humanoids were due to run 42.195 kilometres (26 miles) over four days.

dateFeb 24, 2011 in Robotics
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Migratory birds don't train for migrations

If you were minded to run a marathon, you probably wouldn't attempt it without any training whatsoever. Yet, scientists have discovered that this is exactly what barnacle geese do before they set off on their ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Will climate change slow the Boston marathon?

(Phys.org) —In the middle of April, world attention focuses on the Boston Marathon. Researchers from the Biology and Earth and Environment Departments of Boston University have taken a new angle to provide novel insights ...

dateMar 31, 2013 in Environment
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Police, politicians push surveillance after Boston

(AP)—Police and politicians across the U.S. are pointing to the surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more electronic eyes on their streets.

dateMay 02, 2013 in Other
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Video analysis software becomes more usable for police

As police increasingly sort through video surveillance tapes in their hunt for criminals, as happened in the search for the Boston Marathon bombers, some are turning to face-recognition and data-analysis software to help ...

dateApr 22, 2013 in Software
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