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Robotics

+ - 10th Annual AUV Competition Results

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UFgatorSean
UFgatorSean writes "The tenth annual international Autonomous Underwater Vehicle competition was held in San Diego this past weekend. For the first time in the history of the competition, the University of Florida has accomplished a three-peat. The appropriately named SubjuGator swam by the competition by completing five tasks: navigating through a validation gate, docking with a simulated sea-mine, dropping markers into a bin while following a segmented pipeline, locating an acoutic pinger, and retrieving a simulated treasure. All tasks were completed in a single run with the vehicle submerged and with no human interaction. Of interest to the slashdot community is the fact that while most teams continue to use open source, the SubjuGator used the new Misrosoft Robotics Studio software framework, and ran Windows XP Professional on a 3.5" embedded computer."
Biotech

+ - 10 Absolutely Free Healthy Tea Samples

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Tea-Lover
Tea-Lover writes "Walking through the internet I've found more than ten free tea samples. If you are a tea-lover, as me, try it with no doubt!
http://tea.info.md/tea/get-10-free-tea-samples/
Studies that support the health benefits of tea drinking keep filling the headlines. There's simply no denying that a daily spot of tea does the body good.
Even though researchers can't quite agree on every aspect, I'm sold on the fact that a few cups a day will do its best to protect me from heart disease, a stroke, cancer, and more.
Enjoy it!"

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