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Robots Can Swim, Fetch, Lift, and Dance. But Can They Assemble An Ikea Chair?
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, tech, NewTechnology )

Glenn
- 14 minutes ago - singularityhub.com
Robotics has come a long way in recent years. Robots can now fetch items from specific spots in massive warehouses, swim through the ocean to study marine life, and lift 200 times their own weight. They can even perform synchronized dance routines.
Pictures of Australian WWI Submarine Wreck May Shed New Light on How It Met Its Sad Fate
Science & Tech  (tags: history, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 hours ago - abc.net.au
The vessel disappeared in September 1914, with all 35 crew on board, and its fate was Australia's greatest naval mystery until December last year, when the submarine wreck was found near Duke of York Island in Papua New Guinea's east coast.....
The Head of An Emperor, the Shrine of a God: Two Contrasting Finds at the Egyptian Sites of Luxor and Aswan
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 hours ago - ancient-origins.net
Recent discoveries at two of the major ancient sites in Egypt emphasize the diversity of culture and power that existed in the region over time. In Aswan, the head of a marble statue of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was uncovered....
Tech Optimists See a Golden FutureâEUR"Let's Talk About How We'Ll Get There
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, tech, NewTechnology, Gizmos, GoodNews, goodnews )

Glenn
- 18 hours ago - singularityhub.com
Tech evangelists dream of a future when weâEUR(TM)re all liberated from mundane work by artificial intelligence. In the long term, automation of labor might benefit the human species immensely. But in the short term, it has all kinds of potential pitfalls.
More Than Brutish Grunting: Can One Bone Prove Neanderthal Speech Existed?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 22 hours ago - ancient-origins.net
For a long time, the common depiction of Neanderthals was a group of unintelligent subhumans who could only communicate through wild gestures and loud grunts. But many researchers were not convinced Neanderthals were as primitive as the media made...
Designer Tackles Disposable Coffee Cup DilemmaâEUR"And Her Solution Is Steaming Hot
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, design )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
These solidly designed hot beverage cups aren't the disposable kindâEUR"yet you don't have to bring them back after leaving the shop, and you won't need to pay extra for the privilege.
Meteorite Diamonds May Reveal a Lost Planet From Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, discovery, history, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, space, study, tech, world )

Caree
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
In 2008, chunks of space rock crashed in the deserts of Sudan. Diamonds discovered inside one of the recovered meteorites may have come from a destroyed planet that orbited our sun billions of years ago
Unprecedented Wave of Large-Mammal Extinctions Linked to Prehistoric Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - ancient-origins.net
Homo sapiens , Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size, by way of extinction, at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought, says a new study published in the journal Science...
Utah, USA: Rainbow Bridge National Monument Designated As An International Dark Sky Sanctuary
Science & Tech  (tags: Utah, USA, Dark Sky Sanctuary, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Light Pollution Astronomy, Star Gazing, Arid, Dark, Desert, astronomy, discovery, environment, history, humans, internet, nasa, news, science, scientists, world )

Fiona
- 2 days ago - desertusa.com
April 19: Rainbow Bridge National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Rainbow Bridge National Monument as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary.
Your Next Pilot Could Be Drone Software
Science & Tech  (tags: transportation, travel, technology, tech, NewTechnology )

Glenn
- 2 days ago - singularityhub.com
A new generation of software pilots, developed for self-flying vehicles, or drones, will soon have logged more flying hours than all humans haveâEUR"ever.
Grassland Plants Show Surprising Appetite for Carbon Dioxide
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, plant sciences )

Judy
- 3 days ago - nature.com
The finding, which runs counter to long-established ideas about how plants will respond to the greenhouse gas, suggests that grasslands could provide a buffer against climate change.
Raunds Henge 'Discovered' By Warth Park Building Work
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - bbc.com
An archaeological site thought to be 4,000 years old has been fully unearthed by work to extend an industrial estate...
After Grandmother Loses Ability to Speak, Man Uses Tech to Get Her Voice Back
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, tech, Gizmos, NewTechnology )

Glenn
- 3 days ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
Danny Weissberg couldn't bear the thought of his grandmother communicating without the sound of her own voice âEUR" so instead, he came up with a way for her to do just that.
 

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