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This robo-bug can improvise its walk like a real insect

There are plenty of projects out there attempting to replicate the locomotion of insects, but one thing that computers and logic aren’t so good at is improvising and adapting the way even the smallest, simplest bugs do. This project from Tokyo Tech is a step in that direction, producing gaits on the fly that the researchers never programmed in. “Perhaps the most exciting moment in the research was when we observed the robot exhibit phenomen...
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CentOS: CESA-2018-0414: Important CentOS 7 389-ds-base

LinuxSecurity.com: Upstream details at : https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0414 Original link
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Elon Musk says The Boring Company will focus on transporting pedestrians ahead of cars

Elon Musk says he’s reworking The Boring Company’s mission to prioritize pedestrians and cyclists over cars, suggesting the company’s planned high-speed tunnels will serve as a form of mass transit. Details are scant, and it’s not clear how much this was worked out in advance vs. how much Musk is just riffing on Twitter right now, but he says the plan is to have all of the company’s underground transports carry cars, their original focus, o...
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Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

  By Mikey Campbell Friday, March 09, 2018, 03:45 pm PT (06:45 pm ET) In mulling its options over Broadcom's attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of a major industry competitor. Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reports Intel is concerned a combined Broadcom and Qualcomm entity would present ...
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Wikimedia's Transparency Report: Guys, We're A Wiki, Don't Demand We Take Stuff Down

Wikimedia, like many other internet platform these days releases a transparency report that discusses various efforts to takedown content or identify users. We're now all quite used to what such transparency reports look like. However, Wikimedia's latest is worth reading as a reminder that Wikipedia is a different sort of beast . Not surprisingly, it gets a lot fewer demands, but it also abides by very few of those demands. My favorite is t...
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Op Ed: Could an Amazon Token Become a Viable Worldwide Cryptocurrency?

Combining the benefits of a utility-based cryptocurrency and a company that exhibits the characteristics of a power law network creates the perfect opportunity for a globally adopted cryptocurrency –– the Amazon Token. Amazon’s Full-Circle Economy In this hypothetical futuristic scenario, Amazon extends on the suite of products and services it provides customers in 2018 including: online shopping, physical grocery, web services, artificial ...
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Drone crashes in Arizona National Forest, starts a wildfire

Earlier this week, a 16-inch-by-16-inch, battery-operated hobby drone crashed in Arizona's Coconino National Forest, several miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The drone caught fire when it crashed, igniting a grassland area called Kendrick Park . The Kendrick fire spread more than 300 acres , but it was contained by 30 firefighters within the day. Coconino National Forest spokesperson George Jozens told Ars on Friday that it was unclear wh...
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You’ll Stay Firmly Planted (And Scared) in the World the Poser Team Creates

The comics world has been shaking up lately. Higher-ups in companies moving on, new people taking over, and new publishers popping up. The latest comics publisher to enter the fray is Waxwork Comics . While they may be fairly new to comics, they have a long history of putting out premium horror soundtracks under Waxwork Records. If you haven’t guessed it yet, Waxwork Comics is going to focus on horror genre comics. The debut full-length sto...
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Alphabet’s Waymo is entering the self-driving trucks race with its first test in Atlanta

Alphabet’s self-driving arm is expanding beyond passenger vehicles into autonomous freight trucks. The company, called Waymo, is testing its driverless trucks in Atlanta, Ga., by shipping cargo for its sister company, Google. But Waymo — a pioneer of the self-driving industry — is entering a space already crowded by competitors, including Uber, with the same challenges facing the passenger vehicle space: How does it plan to commercialize th...
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Pockets of Water May Lay Deep Below Earth's Surface

98283927 story Posted by msmash from the closer-look dept. sciencehabit writes: Small pockets of water exist deep beneath Earth's surface, according to an analysis of diamonds belched from hundreds of kilometers within our planet . The work, which also identifies a weird form of crystallized water known as ice VII, suggests that material may circulate more freely at some depths within Earth than previously thought. Geophysical models of tha...
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