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Can a robot feel? Humanoid opera singer takes on touchy role

Myon the humanoid robot has spent two years preparing for its starring role in "My Square Lady." With that kind of artistic commitment, we can probably forgive it if it sounds a tad tinny.

By June 30, 2015

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3D scanning shows a butterfly's metamorphosis

What happens when an insect undergoes metamorphosis? Scientists from the University of Manchester used micro-CT scanning to take a look.

By May 16, 2013

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X-ray reveals the secrets of burned Vesuvius scrolls

Scrolls that were damaged, but not destroyed, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius may now be read for the first time in nearly two millennia.

By January 20, 2015

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Modern forensics solve 700-year-old murder mystery

The contents of the bowels of an Italian medieval warlord have revealed his nefarious cause of death nearly 700 years later.

By January 11, 2015

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Rare cross-dressing butterfly found

When a butterfly emerged from its chrysalis and unfurled its wings, an entymology-exhibit volunteer thought someone was playing a joke on him.

By January 8, 2015

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Meet the robot actor starring in a play inspired by Kafka

Up-and-coming android performer Repliee S1 stars alongside well-known French actors in a piece based on Franz Kafka's absurdist classic "The Metamorphosis."

By October 22, 2014

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Debating the future of robot actors on Tomorrow Daily

A robot actor named Repliee S1 is starring in a stage play based on Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis." Today, we're asking you to tell us which actors should be replaced with robots...and which may have already been swapped out.

By October 22, 2014

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X-rays reveal the intricate layers of Egyptian mummies

Mummies on display at the British Museum have been painstakingly X-rayed in high definition to reveal the layers beneath the sarcophagus.

By May 27, 2014

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Morpheus represents PlayStation's new reality

The PlayStation 4 has been a comeback product for Sony, which slipped from videogame domination with the pricey PlayStation 3. With Morpheus, the company could reinvent the console gaming experience, but the package has many moving pieces.

By April 20, 2014

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Apple execs reflect on the Macintosh at 30

"The best thing to happen to the Mac in last 10 years was iOS," says Bud Tribble, Apple's vice president of software technology and a member of the original Mac team.

By January 24, 2014