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Disney balances irregular objects for a perfect spin

Disney Research has developed an algorithm that allows them to perfectly balance irregular objects and to turn them into spinning tops.

By August 11, 2014

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Confirmed, finally: D-Wave quantum computer is sometimes sluggish

The D-Wave Two quantum computer clocks in no faster than a standard PC, but those already well-known results still leave us scratching our heads over speed testing.

By June 19, 2014

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Battery-topped electric buses flash charge in 15 seconds

These electric buses can charge up at a stop in the amount of time it takes for passengers to get on and off.

By June 16, 2014

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PetMatch finds you a cat or dog that looks just like the one who died

Want a dog or a cat that is just so very similar to your last one? Here's the answer. But would it work to find substitute people too?

By May 19, 2014

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Iconic 'Alien' designer H.R. Giger passes away

Swiss artist H.R. Giger, famous for his "Alien" biomechanical environment and creatures, has died at the age of 74.

By May 13, 2014

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Virtual reality machine gives you the wings of an awkward eagle

Combined with an Oculus Rift, the Birdly lets you feel what it's like to be a bird. Sort of.

By May 8, 2014

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Cyborgs to vie in Olympics for robot-assisted athletes

Get ready for the Cybathlon. The first Olympics for augmented humans will take place in Switzerland in 2016 and feature some of the top assistive gear around.

By March 27, 2014

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Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Cubli is a cube-shaped robot that can jump up, balance on a single corner, and "walk" itself across a desk, all using off-the-shelf parts.

By March 17, 2014

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Bulletproof men's suit blends Bruce Wayne style, Batman-worthy tech

The Diamond Armor suit is encrusted with gems, repels bullets and stains, and has on-board air conditioning. A good thing, because the $3.2 million price tag will get some sweating.

By March 10, 2014

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Charlemagne's 1,200-year-old bones are likely the real deal

After 26 years of analysis, German researchers conclude that "with great likelihood" they've been dealing with the skeleton of Charles the Great.

By February 6, 2014