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The folks at Boston Dynamics have already made quite a name for themselves in the world of creepy robotics, but it looks like they're not ones to keep all their know-how to themselves, and they've now lent the University of Pennsylvania's Kod*lab a hand with this new RiSE V3 pole-climbing robot. Th

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Nanowires being used for memory is hardly a new idea, but a group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania seem confident that they've found a way to leapfrog the competition, and shake up storage devices as we know them. Unlike other nanowire-based memory methods, their system employs a non

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We've seen a number of modular, reassembling robots already, but that doesn't make 'em any less unnerving, especially when we see them doing their thing on video. As you can see for yourself after the break, this latest batch of bots from the University of Pennsylvania seem to be capable enough, wi

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Those fond of how quickly flash memory reads and writes their data are sure to adore the research that a few University of Pennsylvania scientists have been working on, as Ritesh Agarwal (pictured) and colleagues have crafted \"nanowires capable of storing computer data for 100,000 years and retrievi

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Obviously the best way to prevent recidivism among violent criminals would be to simply imprison them for life following their first offense (we'd call it the \"one strike and you're out\" law), but thanks to that antiquated document known as the Constitution, we're forced to coddle convicts by ensuri

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Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new silicon chip that could be \"embedded directly into the eye and connected to the nerves that carry signals to the brain's visual cortex,\" reports New Scientist. The chip aims to help people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, which is

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If robots ever hope to rise up and enslave their human masters, it's going to take no small amount of teamwork to get the job done, and luckily for our future overlords, DARPA's shelling out serious loot to endow them with just the tools they'll need. The agency's latest foray into robotic empowerm

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