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  • This Dragonfly Robot Can Avoid Obstacles All by Itself, Making It Harder to Destroy in Inevitable Robot Uprising

    December 16, 2013 6:13 PM 18

    Please stop making robots harder to kill. Pictured above is the DelFly Explorer, a small, super-lightweight micro air vehicle (MAV), built by TU Delft. The latest innovation of the DelFly is an onboard stereo camera system that measures distances to objects, allowing DelFly to avoid objects on its own. At 20 grams, we won’t admit to being afraid of the DelFly

  • Social media helps girl find lost toy

    December 16, 2013 5:31 PM 25

    In a story so heartwarming that big burly men will be moved to tears, Twitter has actually proved a force for good, rather than a nest of pedantic, nitpicking vipers. It’s all thanks to the sterling work of Twitter user Lauren Bishop Vranch, who got on a train at King’s Cross on Friday and found that a well loved soft toy had been left behind. Lauren

  • Plans for 20mph zones on Scottish trunk roads

    December 16, 2013 5:15 PM 21

    Speed limits of 20mph could be introduced on five sections of Scotland's trunk road network. The Scottish government has started a consultation on the plan, which includes main roads passing through Maybole, Largs, Biggar, Langholm and Oban. The proposal does not include traffic calming measures. The limits are to be "largely self-enforcing"

  • Small winged bot flies autonomously for nine minutes, still can't find a mate

    December 16, 2013 3:21 PM 26

    Many robots can fly, but only a few forsake rotors for more natural, if inefficient means of propulsion. These flapping bots have interested folks at the Delft University of Technology for many years, and their latest dragonfly-like effort has achieved what they're calling a first among winged machines: Autonomy. The DelFly Explorer is larger than creations

  • Call Of Duty: Ghosts heading for Christmas number one in UK charts

    December 16, 2013 12:56 PM 27

    The latest Call Of Duty is still the best-selling game in the UK this week, as FIFA 14, Lego Marvel, and Just Dance nip at its heels. Its sales, like that of almost every sequel this year, may be down but Call Of Duty’s popularity seems barely affected, as it takes the number one spot in the UK individual formats chart for the second week in a row, and the fourth

  • Keywords Studios hails PS4 and Xbox One effect

    December 16, 2013 12:48 PM 4

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  • The Best Guide for the Portsmouth Area

    December 16, 2013 12:29 PM 11

    Portsmouth news, reviews and local events in Portsmouth areas including Cosham, Drayton, Farlington, Copnor, North End, Fratton, Southsea, and communities in Portsmouth. AboutMyArea use cookies to enable some advanced functionality, including those used by 3rd parties such as Google Analytics and AddThis. Some pages may have other 3rd party "widgets"

  • 24-Karat Gold Plated Xbox One Going For £6,000 At Harrod’s

    December 16, 2013 11:48 AM 11

    Gold is one precious metal that has gone through thousands of years without losing any lustre in its value or desirability. In fact, whenever the world is not that stable with wars, hiked up oil prices and unrests here and there, the price of gold would more often than not take another few steps up north. Having said that, to plate your game console

  • Update: NSA surveillance critic Bruce Schneier to leave post at BT

    December 16, 2013 11:39 AM 13

    While BT wasn't happy with comments, he says it's "past time for something new." Bruce Schneier, the noted security technologist and fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for the Internet, is leaving his job as "security futurologist" at BT Group plc (the company formerly known as British Telecom). A spokesperson for the company confirmed to Ars that Schneier

  • Fully autonomous flapping-wing micro air vehicle weighs about as much as 4 sheets of A4 paper

    December 16, 2013 7:59 AM 8

    The DelFly Explorer is the first flapping wing Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) that is able to fly with complete autonomy in unknown environments. Weighing just 20 grams and with a wingspan of 28cm, it is equipped with an onboard stereo vision system. The DelFly Explorer can perform an autonomous take-off, keep its height, and avoid obstacles for as long as its battery