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Robotic cheetah can run and jump across grass

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that enables their cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass. Check it out...

The Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop is a wondershop

There’s a place where artists can create whatever they want, using the most advanced equipment on the planet. Introducing the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop...

Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme will boost SA’s peak power

The ‘Berg’s new pumped storage scheme will massively boost SA’s peak power. And even the environmental watchdogs are happy… Striking a balance between the needs...

HMS Queen Elizabeth is a formidable war machine

The Royal Navy's new supercarrier, the 65 000-ton HMS Queen Elizabeth, is "a testament to the best of British shipbuilding, engineering and technology"...

Texting while driving could quadruple accident risk – Discovery Insure app

Using a mobile phone just once while driving distracts the average person for nearly a minute, suggests the Discovery Insure Challenge app...

Attack of the Superhackers

Becoming a target of superhackers is all too easy. They lurk in unexpected places - and you could be their next victim...

US Marines’ amphibious vehicle will scale 3 metre-high sea walls

The US Marines recently displayed a half-scale model of their proposed amphibious vehicle – the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector. Take a look...

Fighting smarter: US military’s new war technologies

In a world of shifting alliances and constantly evolving strategies, the US military has developed new war technologies for the fight...

SA invention propels beekeeping into the 21st century

New home for the honey: meet BeePak, a locally developed composite beehive with the potential to propel beekeeping into the 21st century...

AirDog. Man’s newest friend?

AirDog is a small, foldable quadcopter that automatically follows you and is designed specifically for shooting action sports with the GoPro video camera...

Why Palmer Luckey sold Oculus VR to Facebook

Here's why Palmer Luckey sold his virtual reality start-up, Oculus VR, to Facebook for $2 billion...

Dawn of the ultra choppers

Ultra choppers: aerospace engineers are devising radical new rotorcraft that promise to change military operations – and civilian skies – forever...

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