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Robot Discovers Itself, Adapts to Injury

Nothing can possibly go wrong ... go wrong ... go wrong ... The truth behind the old joke is that most robots are programmed with a fairly rigid "model" of what they and the world around them are like. If a ...

Nov 16, 2006 4.8 / 5 (218) 1

Anti-Ad Blockers Sure to Irk Viewers

Inventors Philip Newton and Declan Kelly, at Philips Electronics (Eindhoven NL), have come up with a system to stop you from changing channels when viewing an ad and fast-forwarding past ads on recorded material.

Apr 21, 2006 3.7 / 5 (41) 0

Warbots to Replace Human Soldiers?

Any good student of military history can tell you that technological change can make a huge difference on the battlefield. History is replete with examples: the English longbow at Crecy overmatched the Genovese ...

Mar 30, 2006 4.2 / 5 (85) 0

New Honda Accord drives itself

Japanese car manufacturer Honda has launched a new self-driven car. Dubbed Honda Accord ADAS, the vehicle can change gear and steer itself around bends. While the auto-pilot function will currently only operate ...

Feb 01, 2006 3.7 / 5 (56) 0

Ethanol can replace gasoline with big energy savings

Putting ethanol instead of gasoline in your tank saves oil and is probably no worse for the environment than burning gasoline, according to a new analysis by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. ...

Jan 26, 2006 4.7 / 5 (56) 0

The New Laptops

It’s not your parent’s laptop: new models offer a wide range of different configurations for every need and taste.

Jan 25, 2006 3.6 / 5 (73) 0 feature

Quantum Computing Steps Forward

With the University of Michigan’s latest production of a quantum chip, it’s another step forward for quantum computers that will someday dwarf the abilities of today’s machines. ...

Jan 20, 2006 4.1 / 5 (103) 0 feature

Europe Crafts Own Search Engine

Europe is planning to introduce its own Internet search engine, reports the Associated Press. Dubbed Quaero, the engine is considered Europe's answer to Google, but the chances of it making the same global ...

Jan 18, 2006 2.9 / 5 (9) 0