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'Part-Time Scientists' aim to develop autonomous rover

With an eye on the Lunar X Prize, a 100-member team of experts are trying to develop quick-response rover technology they hope will alter the way robots explore the moon and beyond.

By May 23, 2012

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Squishy Lego-like bricks emerge from scientists' robot lab

Flexible plastic bricks smoosh together like Lego, but could actually become building components for soft robots.

By August 7, 2014

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Device allows completely paralysed rats to walk again

By electrically stimulating the severed part of the spinal cord, scientists are able to precisely control in real-time the limbs of a paralysed rat -- and human trials are on the way.

By September 28, 2014

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Scientists brew tea in a chocolate teapot: Did it melt?

Chocolate experts from Nestle set about crafting a chocolate teapot that can stand up to boiling water and still turn out a lovely cup of tea.

By September 8, 2014

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Ocean XPrize reels in teams for acid tests

With sea life is in danger due to rising ocean acidification, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean XPrize kicks off with $2 million in prize money on the line for the best methods for measuring ocean pH levels.

By September 4, 2014

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Facebook is always trying to alter people's behavior, says former data scientist

Facebook's Data Science team reportedly has run hundreds of experiments without people's knowledge.

By July 2, 2014

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Scientists spot another planet straight out of 'Star Wars'

Researchers believe they've found the first rocky, Earth-like exoplanet to orbit a distant binary star system. That's good news for the search for habitable worlds, not to mention real-life analogs to the "Star Wars" universe.

By July 6, 2014

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Microsoft moves Yammer crew into Office 365 team; co-founder leaves

Microsoft has been equipping Office 365 with functions from the business-oriented social network it bought in 2012. Now Yammer staff will be part of the Office 365 development team.

By July 24, 2014

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Scoop: 'Next Big Thing' for Samsung's US mobile team: A move to the East Coast

The relocation brings Samsung Telecommunications America closer to the company's TV, appliance, and other electronics businesses, but it's causing some employee departures.

By July 19, 2014

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Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.

By May 7, 2014