Today on In Case You Missed It: A piece of robot news out of Japan has us riveted, mostly because it's internationally understood that kids can be jerks. Researchers there studied how children treated a robot left to roam in a mall and basically, they just beat it up. Also out of Japan, a new heavy-duty piece of construction equipment can break down concrete debris with it's massive pinchers and also has it's own VR app for Oculus Rift. And the UK just launched the first ever solar-powered hot air balloon, which heats regular air with the sun's rays rather than Google's helium, which is found in Project Loon.And then we do a wrap-up of the week's big news and guys, there was a lot. The Japanese ruling saying bitcoin can't be owned is a blow to that industry and India banning porn (and then undoing most of it) was a potentially misguided but overdue step in that's country's efforts to stop rampant violence against women.
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