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Boston Dynamics serves up nightmare fuel with its “dancing” SpotMini robot

Capable of inducing nightmares based solely on its dance moves, Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot is the latest creation from the Massachusetts-based outfit. Though owned by Google, a sale of the company is reportedly imminent.
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Brilliant VR startup leverages the ‘memory palace’ technique to boost learning speed

Macunx calls its virtual environments “memory palaces.” They are, in essence, visual, spatial learning spaces which, Dr Ralby says, will enable users to memorize new languages or facts at a previously unimaginable speed.
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New research paper from Google reveals what the company fears most about AI

It’s hard to think of a company more infatuated with AI than Google. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t aspects of AI that scare the search giant. In a newly-published paper, it reveals what those things are -- and what it's doing…
Cars

With some help from CGI, the shape-shifting Blackbird can look like any car

The Blackbird is a fully adjustable vehicle rig that can alter its chassis to match the dimensions of nearly any car. The Blackbird can then be re-skinned with CGI to look like just about anything for advertisements.
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Great Britain may be out of the EU, but bitcoin is definitely in the black

Even as stock markets and world currencies flail in vain at Brexit, the bitcoin suddenly spiked in value, surging past $650, up $100 from the previous day (when it still seemed possible that the EU could stay together).
Business

As an energy infrastructure company that also sells cars, Tesla enters a new phase

Creating a sustainable, clean energy company reflects Tesla CEO's long-term business plan. Tesla cars will spur the e-car market. More electric cars on the road, regardless of brand, will create demand for a convenient home energy source.
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Green city or ghost city? Masdar a failed experiment in sustanainble planning

The Abu Dhabi government had high hopes for what was once heralded as the "city of possibilities," but over the last decade, Masdar has proven to be anything but that.
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This scrappy Russian startup is beating Google and Facebook at facial recognition

“We have found a special type of internal architecture for neural networks, that perfectly fits the face recognition tasks,” NTechLab CEO and founder Artem Kukharenko tells Digital Trends. And they're putting it to work!
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Meet Toru, the German robot that’s picking through your packages

German Robot Toru is designed to navigate warehouses, identify single objects, such as an envelope or book, and use an artificial “tongue” and “arm” to hold surrounding objects in place as it picks the desired parcel from the shelf.
Mobile

MIT researchers develop eye-tracking program for your smartphone

Researchers at MIT and the University of Georgia have developed a program that uses your smartphone's front-facing camera to track eye movement. By the end of the year, the team hopes to have it ready for commercial purposes.
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Before Juno’s upcoming historic entry into Jupiter’s orbit, watch how it all began

Juno's mission to dip into Jupiter’s polar orbit and study the forces at work beneath the planet's dense clouds will put Juno into the most intense radiation environment in our solar system.