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Tomorrow Daily 130: Firefighting robots, BitTorrent's original content plans and more

An Italian architect and MIT's Senseable City Lab have teamed up to create an air-conditioning system that only cools when it detects a person underneath it, cutting energy and water costs in sweltering desert locations like Dubai.

By February 17, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 130: Firefighting robots, BitTorrent's original content plans and more

On today's show, we show you a robot putting out fires on naval ships, discuss BitTorrent's plans to start cranking out original content and check out a smart air-conditioning system that follows you around a room.

By February 17, 2015

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Firefighters testing new technology after Hot Shot deaths

Technology previously used by the military could give fire crews an edge as they battle wildfires. The Wave Relay system, which uses Android devices, enables two-way, real-time voice and video communications, even in remote areas. As CNET's Sumi Das reports, the Prescott, Ariz., fire department, which lost 19 Hot Shot firefighters last year, is testing the technology.

By August 7, 2014

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New Chinooks boast autopilot features but best tech may be yet to come

A longtime military workhorse, the Chinook helicopter has undergone a tech overhaul. The newer CH-47F models can be programmed to fly and will soon be able to stream live video feeds from drones in the cockpit.

By February 14, 2015

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Boston Dynamics' Atlas is terrible at karate

Boston Dynamics' humanoid Atlas robot has been programmed to perform the iconic 'Karate Kid' crane kick on a tower of cinder blocks.

By November 11, 2014

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Aussie firefighters swallowing pills that read core body temp

The wireless capsule works alongside a belt that also tracks skin temperature, pulse, and respiration rate and is being used this year in the fight against bush fires in Australia.

By January 24, 2013

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In SF Bay, towing ultralarge ships with little tugboats

Maritime agencies run a first-ever test of pulling a giant ship with a tiny tug. Knowing it's possible is key in a power loss.

By May 24, 2014

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Firefighting robot can douse your flames for $96K

This tracked monster can spit out 600 gallons of water per minute and take on train wrecks. Just don't step on the hose.

By October 4, 2012

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Kindle Fire-fighting Nook HD tablets coming to UK, for £159

Barnes and Noble is releasing two new tablets for Brits, the 7 and 9-inch Nook HD and Nook HD+.

By September 25, 2012

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Flying bot could save firefighters' lives

Researchers are testing a small, unmanned aerial vehicle whose in-flight data is merged with Google Earth images, NOAA weather data, and fire-prediction software.

By November 9, 2011