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Pleurobot is a robotic salamander skeleton

Pleurobot is a robotic salamander skeleton

Robotics researchers like to base the robots they build off living creatures. Those living creatures can be humans, fish, donkies, and even salamanders. The latter is the animal that the Pleurobot is based on. The Pleurobot isn’t only designed to look like a salamander, it's designed to move, and swim like one as well.

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2015 Honda Civic Type R packs 2.0L VTEC Turbo power

2015 Honda Civic Type R packs 2.0L VTEC Turbo power

Honda has gone official with its latest hot hatch sports car called the Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show. The car has a high-revving 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine that is all new. According to Honda, the car offers greater power, torque, and response than any previous Honda production car engine. Honda also spent some time optimizing the styling for aerodynamics.

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Stryd wearable power meter for runners helps you run faster

Stryd wearable power meter for runners helps you run faster

There are all sorts of wearables today that are designed to help people track their activity. Smartwatches and bracelets that are available track how far you walk or run and show how many calories you burn. A new wearable has launched called the Stryd wearable power meter. The device is designed to give runners details that can help them run better.

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NASA Dawn spacecraft nears Ceres orbital insertion

NASA Dawn spacecraft nears Ceres orbital insertion

NASA has announced that the Dawn spacecraft is nearing orbital insertion around the dwarf planet Ceres. The Dawn mission will be the first mission to successfully visit a dwarf planet when it enters orbit around Ceres on March 6. As the spacecraft gets ready to enter orbit and gets closer to the surface of Ceres, the probe is sending back detailed images.

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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept may go into production

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept may go into production

Typically, when you think of a Bentley, what comes to mind is a large and powerful four-seat car that has performance, but is more focused on luxury. Bentley has unveiled a new car at the Geneva motor show that is its interpretation of a two-seat British sports car. It’s still completely Bentley and has many luxury touches on the inside. The new car is called the EXP 10 Speed 6.

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Nikon Coolpix P900 features 83x optical zoom

Nikon Coolpix P900 features 83x optical zoom

Many people don’t want a DSLR camera that gives them control over every aspect of a photograph. What many want is a camera that does all the hard work for them and has a huge zoom range. For that type of person Nikon has a new point and shoot camera called the Coolpix P900. The big feature of this new camera is a gigantic optical zoom lens good for 83x optical zoom.

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Nikon D7200 DSLR has 24.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processing

Nikon D7200 DSLR has 24.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processing

Nikon has rolled out a new DSLR camera aimed at photographers who want a lightweight camera that has powerful image taking capability. The camera is a DX-format unit with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor that has no optical low pass filter. Nikon equips the camera with the EXPEED 4 image processing system to give it fast performance and the ability to capture sharp, detailed images and HD video.

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