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+ - Google buys eighth robotics company in six months->

Submitted by spineas
spineas (3440075) writes "Google recently acquired Boston Dynamics, a robotics company that has had a hand in many advanced defense robotics for the U.S. military, making it the eighth such purchase for the search engine giant in the last six months.

Boston Dynamics is well known for having developed the robot named "Cheetah," capable of running at speeds of 28MPH."

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Comment: Re:Yes, but... (Score 3, Informative) 102

by PaulBu (#44996601) Attached to: New Headphones Generate Sound With Carbon Nanotubes

Could be nice way of sidestepping the Chinese and their "rare earth" near-monopoly.

Judging from the author's names and affiliation, I quite doubt that it was their main motivation... :)

Yang Wei *, Xiaoyang Lin , Kaili Jiang *, Peng Liu , Qunqing Li , and Shoushan Fan
Department of Physics and Tsinghua-Foxconn Nanotechnology Research Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China

But, it's still VERY COOL!

Paul B.

Comment: And, SElinux was given to us by which org? ;-) (Score 2) 59

by PaulBu (#44803567) Attached to: Keeping Data Secret, Even From Apps That Use It

I think it was in the news recently, a lot, but not for their Linux contributions...

Though, maybe those were referenced too, along with some other contribs to MS, standards organisations, etc.

If anything, I am sure that someone is giving close and fresh look into SElinux parts right now...

Paul B.

Comment: Re:That was the most worthless infomercial ever. (Score 1) 244

by PaulBu (#43477405) Attached to: Researchers Report Super-Powered Battery Breakthrough

If my cell phone can transmit 30 times farther, I'm guessing that the power will drain from the battery 30 times faster.

Assuming that your cellphone transmit unidirectionally (as it's natural for a cellphone to do!), is not getting 30 times the 'r' requires 'r^2' more power, i.e., your battery will drain 900 times faster? ;-)

Paul B.

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