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Human-like skin gives robots sense of touch

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A flexible, electronic skin could provide robots, car seats and even carpets the ability to sense pressure and heat, Japanese researchers reported on Monday.

'Tenth planet' may be bigger than expected

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An observational error may have understated the size of the tenth planet - if "planet" is in fact what astronomers finally decide to call it.

Weather Service launches early warning system

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In tornado country, the automated, Web-based process sends emergency workers a heads-up on disasters before public warnings.

Experimental Hybrid Cars Get Up to 250 Mpg

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Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away. Ron Gremban says such a car is parked in his garage.

Scientific Imaging: The Art Of Data

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Thin orange and blue lines swirl above a surface of colored cones, outlining a hollow cylinder. Suddenly a cluster of red dots gathers in the middle of the cylinder, spinning around furiously and gathering force with each rotation.

Solar system's first triple asteroid system found

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The solar system's first triple asteroid system has been found, boosting predictions that such systems result from collisions between asteroids.

Doctors perform surgery over the web

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Scientists in Australia have used internet links to successfully perform microsurgery on cells located thousands of miles away in a southern California laboratory.

Robotic aid arrives in rush to rescue 7 from Russian sub

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U.S. and British planes carrying robotic undersea vehicles landed in Russia's far east Saturday to help rescue seven sailors trapped in a mini-submarine 600 feet below the Pacific.

Cisco mulls buying Nokia

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Cisco Systems Inc. is considering buying the world's top mobile handset maker Nokia in a bid to gain its wireless infrastructure technology.

New World Record for Wi-Fi Distance

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My pal Frank Keeney tells me that the world record holders for the longest distance for an unamplified Wi-Fi link (55.1 miles at 30mw) blasted through their own year old record today at the Defcon Wi-Fi Shootout.

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