500 yrs of robots

500 yrs of robots go on show in London

Why do humans build machines that resemble them—and what does that say about us? A London exhibition opening on Tuesday is surveying 500 years of simple to sophisticated robots to find out. Take a lip-syncing monk [...]

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NASA to send lander to Europa to search for life

NASA is set to open discussions about a study that has proposed a system capable of landing on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in search for life beyond Earth. The study that NASA commissioned last year to [...]

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India sends record 104 satellites into orbit

Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Wednesday morning lifted off successfully with a record 104 satellites, including the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series. The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing [...]


Algorithms: the managers of our digital lives

Algorithms are a crucial cog in the mechanics of our digital world, but also a nosy minder of our personal lives and a subtle, even insidious influence on our behaviour. They have also come to symbolise [...]