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Quadrocopters’ Astounding Ability [Video 16:08]

QuadroCopters – Astounding Athletic Power “In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now […]

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MAVs – A Deadly Portent [Video 4:33]

MAVs – MicroAir Vehicles They can stalk, hover, crawl and kill. Have a look at this haunting video: — — Individual MAVs may perform direct attack missions and can be equipped with incapacitating chemicals, combustible payloads or even explosives for precision targeting capability,’ according to the video. Source: MailOnline I don’t about you but this […]

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Hurricane Sandy – Alpha>Omega [Video 3:22]

Hurricane Sandy From Beginning to End It was the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. The cost of its devastation is still unknown. — Pictured above is a movie of Superstorm Sandy taken by the Earth-orbiting GOES-13 satellite over eight days in late October as the hurricane formed, gained strength, advanced across the Caribbean, […]

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Hope for new AIDS protection seen in mouse study | USAToday

NEW YORK – As scientists struggle to find a vaccine to prevent infection with the AIDS virus, a study in mice suggests hope for a new approach — one that doctors now want to test in people. The treated mice in the study appeared to have 100 percent protection against HIV. That doesn’t mean the […]

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Dutch researcher created super-influenza, with the capacity of killing billions | ZME Science

The virus in case is a mutation of the avian influenza H5N1 – also known as the bird flu, and this research was made to study it in case this mutation occurs naturally – which might happen. Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands made this virus much more contagious; bird flu emerged […]

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11 Amazing Things NASA’s Huge Mars Rover Can Do | space

NASA is getting set to launch its next Mars rover this week, a 1-ton robotic beast that will take planetary exploration to the next level. The car-size Curiosity rover is the centerpiece of NASA’s $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, slated to blast off Saturday (Nov. 26) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in […]

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