$4200 Gatling Battlestation: Work in a multi-screen zero-gravity sphere

There's a revolution in workstation design going on and Cluven's $4200 J20 Gatling Battlestation is just one example of the many outrageous new DESK V2.0 workstations beginning to make work more efficient for knowledge warriors.

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New energy weapon replaces million-dollar missiles at 13 cents a shot

A new directed energy weapon is being rolled out to bolster British defense capabilities. And, at 13 cents a shot, it's just as effective, but a lot cheaper than the multi-million dollar missiles it's designed to replace.

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Watch: Sony’s new microsurgery robot stitches up a corn kernel

Sony has shown off its new surgical robot doing some super-precise work sewing up a tiny slit in a corn kernel. It's the first machine of its kind that auto-switches between its different tools, and has successfully been tested in animal surgery.

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Video: Snail robot climbs vertical walls without leaving a slimy trail

Snails are great at climbing vertical surfaces, even though they have just a single wet suction-cup foot. A new robot climbs walls by mimicking that simple yet effective mechanism, although thankfully it leaves a trail of water instead of mucus.

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Video: Robo erectus – W1 quadruped robot evolves to stand and walk upright

You might think that having four legs with wheels on the ends would already make a robot pretty useful. China's LimX Dynamics is taking things further, however, as its W1 quadruped robot is now able to stand up and walk on two "feet."

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Energy-efficient underwater robot rises and falls via fuel-cell balloons

If scuba divers use inflatable BCDs (buoyancy control devices), why don't underwater robots? Well, an experimental new one does, and the technology is said to be much more energy-efficient than traditional methods of moving up and down in the water.

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Dexterous robot hand can take a beating in the name of AI research

A robotics company likely most famous for a demo of its dexterous robot hand at Amazon re:MARS with Jeff Bezos has now unveiled a new robust model designed for machine learning research, which was developed in collaboration with Google's DeepMind.

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Please, Google, for the good of humanity add this to YouTube

These days, more people are getting their news from YouTube, which is known for being a hub of misinformation. But researchers have developed a browser extension that allows people to thumbs up (or down) a video's credibility by adding their own citations.

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High-speed military amphibian skims the waves using Surface Effect

Textron is developing a remarkable new Surface Effect amphibious transport for the US Navy and Marines. It can carry 50 tonnes of cargo, skims the waves at 50+ knots (57+ mph, 92+ km/h), and operates in water just four feet (1.2 m) deep.

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Brain implants are becoming obsolete, like old phones. What happens next?

Implantable neurological technology has advanced drastically, offering a return to normalcy for some people with neurological disorders. But given its rapid progression, what happens when these implants become obsolete or its manufacturer goes bust?

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