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Europe lavishes $3.8 billion on robotics research program

To automate manufacturing instead of watch it move elsewhere, European Commission unveils new robotics funds.

By June 3, 2014

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Google X head: Sorry, world, no Google jetpacks for you

Google X considered a user-safe jetpack, but it was among hundreds of "moonshot" projects the unit regularly jettisons.

By May 6, 2014

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Sweet! Scientists developing sugar-filled batteries

Researchers at Virginia Tech say sugar could be the key to cheap, biodegradable batteries that can be refilled.

By January 22, 2014

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RMIT researchers bring bird-like flight to unmanned drones

RMIT University researchers are aiming for a world-first by developing unmanned drone aircraft that mimic the flight patterns of birds.

By April 6, 2014

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Plants muster defenses when they 'hear' an attack

Plants vs. Caterpillars? Nope, it's not a video game mashup. It's a very real battle, and the plants are using a unique method to win.

By July 5, 2014

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White House embarks on climate change mapping project

The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.

By March 19, 2014

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The Internet of Things sprouts in the garden

Edyn hopes to raise $100,000 for its smart Garden Sensor and Water Valve system, both of which allow gardeners to make decisions in real-time based on their specific conditions.

By June 5, 2014

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New $20 million VC fund targets hot hardware startups

San Francisco's Lemnos Lab is aiming to fund some of the hottest startups in robotics, aerospace, connected devices, and other fields. Already its portfolio companies have raised $35 million in funding.

By March 26, 2014

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Japanese scientists create 'Smell-O-Vision' screen

Take a big whiff! You may some day be smelling, as well as seeing, all the action on your TV set thanks to a smelling screen developed by Japanese researchers.

By April 2, 2013

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Our doom will come sci-fi-style, NASA-funded study says

Uh-oh. The "1 Percent" might just lead to the complete collapse of civilization, according to a study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. But all hope is not lost.

By March 17, 2014