Japanese bridge inspection robot has magnetic wheels, shuffles up walls

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Most wall-climbing robots rely on advanced forms of suction to keep them adhered to a flat surface, but Japan's latest wall crawler employs a different method: magnets. Hailing from the Osaka City University Graduate School of Engineering, BIREM ...

Alt-week 12.21.13: Rainbow sun, edible batteries and the world’s toughest encryption cracked by a microphone

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Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. When constructing a feature whose very reason for being is to explore the most far out aspects of our universe, it's fair to say that we're leaning ...

Swiss researchers created a cube that can sit, jump and walk (video)

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Swiss researchers have created a metallic cube that can "walk" across a surface. Staff at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich crammed a series of inertia sensors and constantly-spinning rotors (called reaction wheels) into a 15-centimeter ...

Google Shopping Express starts selling gadgets, continues same-day delivery until December 24th

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Hey, Bay Area residents: Mountain View's hoping you'll bring its online shop your business instead of braving the crowds for some last-minute holiday shopping. Google's Shopping Express will continue doing same-day deliveries until 5PM Pacific on ...

Recommended Reading: Google starts over, sculpture on the moon and more

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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the ...
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