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Untold millions have gone into creating a bizarre floor show of 10-foot-tall robots and dancing girls.
Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.
Scientists find that fish are scared of robot predators, but not when they're totally hammered.
A group of Japanese students create a girlfriend-substitute coat that holds you and whispers sweet nothings in your ear.
While she doesn't have legs like our old buddy Asimo, she rolls about on six wheels and can turn in any direction. Think of the possibilities. Roller disco, for a start.
A bot may watch over sleeping astronauts orbiting Earth if Japan's space agency JAXA moves ahead with its plans for 2013.
Forget about the Beatles, did you know there's a robot that gives sponges baths? Plus, the Nook goes color, zipping earbuds, and a spoonful of patriotic sprinkles for some chocolate-covered bacon.
Tokyo entertainment firm Kokoro shows off its latest fembot, Actroid F, in a PR video. The lifelike android is slated to go on sale to work as a receptionist or hospital worker.
Join us Tuesday morning for live coverage of Nintendo's E3 press briefing. We'll be bringing you news and photos from the event, as it happens.
Craig Venter recently announced that he had modified a living organism by replacing its DNA with a synthetically-created genome. Today we're talking about this new technology, how it works, and what it means for all of us.