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UC Berkeley researchers unveil new hopping robot

UC Berkeley researchers unveil new hopping robot

A team of scientists at UC Berkeley on Tuesday unveiled a new hopping robot that can jump higher and more quickly than any other robot in the world.

The new robot dubbed “Salto” is a monopedal and is 10.2-inch tall. Instead of taking one huge leap, the new robot bounces off a wall with a big force to complete an even larger jump, much in the manner of a parkour expert bounding from a ledge to a wall and subsequently flying through the air to his next perch.

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Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment

Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment

NASA has selected a California-based company for Refueling Mission Spacecraft project which could be ready within three years. California-based space technology company Space Systems/Loral will setup a robotic space station which will refuel satellites in orbit. NASA has awarded $127 million contract for Restore-L Spacecraft Bus that will work like a traveling gas station. The project will help satellite missions to run for longer period as they will be refueled by Restore-L Spacecraft Bus.

Naughty Dog and Sony announce “new Uncharted game”

Naughty Dog and Sony announce “new Uncharted game”

In an announcement made at the PlayStation Experience event (PSX 2016) on Saturday, a new, standalone Uncharted spin-off game -- called ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ -- was revealed by Naughty Dog and Sony.

The announcement of the new ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ spin-off game was made by Naughty Dog during the course of its PSX 2016 keynote. The surprise revelation came at the end of a 10-minute gameplay demonstration.

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ESA Secures Strong Funding for Mars Mission despite failure of Schiaparelli Lander

ESA Secures Strong Funding for Mars Mission despite failure of Schiaparelli Lander

The European Space Agency has received further support from the European authorities as 22 member countries and Canadian government has offered $465 million for Mars project. The Mars program of ESA is a joint venture with Russian space agency RosCosmos. The announcement of support was made after ministerial meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland. European Space Agency will continue with its Mars missions despite failure of Schiaparelli lander.

Apple’s new web page teases “one-day shopping event” on Black Friday

Apple’s new web page teases “one-day shopping event” on Black Friday

In a move which indicates that Apple will be participating in the 2016 Black Friday holiday shopping event, after sitting out of it in 2015, the tech giant Apple is now teasing one-day deals via a new web page.

On its Black Friday teaser page on its website, Apple has announced its upcoming “one-day shopping event,” November 25.

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Weather satellite GOES-R to be launched on Saturday

Weather satellite GOES-R to be launched on Saturday

The launch of a weather satellite, called the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R Series (GOES-R,) will take place at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) announced.

The space agency announced that the GOES-R system will be launched from Space Launch Complex 41 using an Atlas V 541 rocket. The launch of the satellite was postponed several times in the past because of technical issues.

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Facebook buys Stolen Password Database to improve user security

Facebook buys Stolen Password Database to improve user security

Social network Facebook has a security team dedicated to improve security for its user base even when people behave at times in unsafe ways on social networks and other online services. Facebook feels it as an obligation towards its users to keep its service secure.

Speaking about Facebook’s continuous battle against security threats, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos shared some interesting things about the way social network manages to remain safe. Facebook has compared its password database with stolen password databases in the past, as per Sophos’s Naked Security.

China Successfully Launches Five Small Satellites

China successfully launches 5 small satellites

Pushing ahead with its ambitious space program, China on Thursday successfully launched five small satellites, including the one that could eventually help spacecraft in deep space navigation.

The Asian country launched the satellites using a Long March 11 rocket that lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert at 7:42 a.m. (23:42 GMT) on Nov. 10, 2016.

The experimental X-ray pulsar navigation spacecraft, called XPNAV-1, was developed by Aerospace Science & Technology Corp.

American Academy of Pediatrics issues New Guidelines on Screen Time

How Important Are New Guidelines Issued by American Academy of Pediatrics on Screen Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines for screen time for kids and adolescents and many health experts are surprised with the new guidelines. The earlier guidelines suggested less than two hours per day of screen time for kids above two years of age. For kids below two years, the AAP guidelines suggested no screen time. With changing times, the consumption of digital media has increased. There is plenty of interesting content worth watching for kids on internet and AAP guidelines suggest that parents should watch content with kids.

Japanese Research Team Creates Humanoid Robot that Sweats

Japanese Research Team Creates Humanoid Robot that Sweats

A humanoid robot developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo can sweat and uses this as a cooling mechanism. The motors of some robots generate heat and unless they have a way to cool themselves humanoid robots would not be able to work for longer hours. The robot named Kengoro can perform pushups for 11 minutes, as showcased by the tests conducted by the University of Tokyo team.

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