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Robotocists Go Ape Over Charlie

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January 21, 2014
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Robotocists in Bremen, Germany have developed an ape-like robot capable of standing upright thanks to its flexible spine. Called "Charlie", the robot is a technological test-bed for machines that may one day help humans both on earth and in space. Rob Muir has more.


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Buzz60 (Oct. 6, 2014) — British edible inventor, Charlie Francis, has created a floating cocktail you can drink mid air. Buzz60's Leigh Scheps shows us his creation and a few others. Video provided by Buzz60
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Solar Sister Solar Power Is Empowering Ugandan Women

Solar Sister Solar Power Is Empowering Ugandan Women

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 4, 2013) — 95 percent of the population in Uganda has no electric power in their homes and relies on paraffin lamps for lighting. But not only is kerosene expensive, it's also a serious pollutant. Set up in 2010, the project Solar Sister has now provided almost 32,000 Ugandans with solar technology - and trained women as saleswomen. They're earning a living, helping their community and protecting the environment. In the course of ten years, a solar lamp saves over 600 liters of kerosene and that means CO2 savings of 1.5 tons. Solar Sister hopes to have helped save 10 million tons of CO2 over the next ten years.
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Rover’s 5K Run

Rover’s 5K Run

NASA (Feb. 14, 2014) — Hi my name is Matt Heverly. I'm a rover driver and this is your Curiosity Rover Report. The rover recently drove over a sand dune we called 'Dingo Gap.' This is in order to get to an area on the other side known as 'Moonlight Valley.' This area has much gentler terrain with fewer sharp rocks. The rate of ware of the wheels has increased over the last few hundred meters. Video provided by NASA
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Bitcoin Companies Invade SXSW to Win Over Currency Fans

Bitcoin Companies Invade SXSW to Win Over Currency Fans

TheStreet (Mar. 11, 2014) — SXSW saw its fair share of Bitcoin companies trying to win over fans, but they all seem to gloss over any security concerns. Each company explained the lengths it went to in order to keep their crypto-currency secure and attributed security problems to growing pains. Some businesses are willing to accept Bitcoins at SXSW. Many people in these businesses want to use Bitcoin as a trading vehicle, not just as a currency. Video provided by TheStreet
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