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The ethics of robot love

There was to have been a conference in Malaysia last week called Love and Sex with Robots but it was cancelled. Malaysian police branded it "illegal" and "ridiculous". "There is nothing scientific about sex with robots," ...

date17 hours ago in Robotics
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A row-bot that loves dirty water

Polluted water can at times make swimming in the sea or a pool risky, on the other hand aquatic organisms such as water boatman need the nutrients in dirty water to feed on. Taking inspiration from water beetles and other ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Robotics
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Tandem solar cells are more efficient

Stacking two solar cells one over the other has advantages: Because the energy is "harvested" in two stages, and overall the sunlight can be converted to electricity more efficiently. Empa researchers have come up with a ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Team develops 'electronic plants'

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), under the leadership of Professor Magnus ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Engineering
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Glider pilots aim for the stratosphere

Talk about serendipity. Einar Enevoldson was strolling past a scientist's office in 1991 when he noticed a freshly printed image tacked to the wall. He was thunderstruck; it showed faint particles in the sky that proved something ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Engineering
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Facebook gives sneak peek into sci-fi future

Mike Schroepfer is sitting in a conference room inside Facebook's Frank Gehry-designed headquarters. His ultra-modern surroundings—22-foot ceilings, raw steel beams, polished concrete pathways that flow through acres of ...

A printable, flexible, lightweight temperature sensor

A University of Tokyo research group has developed a flexible, lightweight sensor that responds rapidly to tiny thermal changes in the range of human body temperature. This sensor is expected to find healthcare and welfare ...

For a happier life, give up Facebook, study says

Always envious? Got a non-existent social life and struggle to concentrate? All this might be down to Facebook if you believe a study showing those who go a week without using the social network feel happier than others.

Review: YouTube Music keeps the video groove going

If you were going to reinvent MTV for a mobile generation, you'd probably come up with something like YouTube Music. It's a video-first music service that also plays in the background like you'd expect a music app to do. ...

A program that captions your photos

Two researchers at Idiap, a research institute in Martigny that is affiliated with EPFL, developed an algorithm that – unlike systems recently unveiled by Google and Microsoft – can describe an image without having to ...

New design points a path to the 'ultimate' battery

Scientists have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and, to date, can be recharged more than 2000 times, showing how several ...

Facebook tests vanishing messages

Facebook users in France were able to send vanishing missives with its smartphone Messenger application, ramping up the challenge to Snapchat.

'Material universe' yields surprising new particle
CERN collides heavy nuclei at new record high energy
Study suggests fish can experience 'emotional fever'
New gene map reveals cancer's Achilles heel
A new form of real gold, almost as light as air
A blue, neptune-size exoplanet around a red dwarf star
The hottest white dwarf in the Galaxy
How cells in the developing ear 'practice' hearing
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New 'self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible
Earth might have hairy dark matter

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