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Watch a herd of MIT’s Mini Cheetah robots frolic in the fall leaves

Sponsored Links Biomimetics MIT, YouTube MIT wants to show that its Mini Cheetah robots aren’t just solitary creatures. The school’s Biomimetics department has posted a video of nine of the bots frolicking in the fall leaves, showing just what these pet-sized quadrupeds can do. The remote-controlled machines can backflip out of leaf piles, kick a …

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Watch Boeing’s Starliner capsule launch abort test at 9AM ET

Sponsored Links Boeing Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule is about to take a step closer toward taking people to orbit, and you can watch this step unfold first-hand. NASA and Boeing are streaming live coverage of the Starliner’s pad abort test on November 4th at 9AM Eastern. Like similar tests, the New Mexico dry run will …

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Block-like robots could assemble into emergency staircases

Sponsored Links MIT Next to Boston Dynamics’ leaping humanoids, the dice-like M-Block robots from MIT might not look very cool. Considering their lack of limbs, though, the latest versions can perform some impressive tricks like jumping, climbing and assembling into larger structures, Big Hero 6 style. Those skills could one day help them assemble themselves …

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Livepeer Prepares to Unlock New Way for GPU Miners to Earn Crypto

By the end of this year, GPU miners could have a fresh new way to earn crypto without any opportunity cost. Decentralized video-streaming startup Livepeer debuted its Streamflow testnet on Tuesday, and miners and developers are working with the company to test video transcoding using idle chips already built into graphics processing units (GPUs). “The …

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Lyn Ulbricht Speaks Out Against Unfair Silk Road Sentencing, Facebook and Government Hypocrisy

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>U.S. representative Ann Wagner noted at a recent hearing that child pornographic material has been reported on Facebook more than any other site. Lyn Ulbricht, mother of currently imprisoned Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, spoke out in a video livestream Wednesday against her son’s unfair sentencing and the hypocrisy of allowing sites …

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Arca will use AI to soundtrack NYC’s Museum of Modern Art

Sponsored Links Xavi Torrent/WireImage If you pay a visit to New York City’s Museum of Modern Art in the near future, you’ll be awash in artificial intelligence before you’ve even seen an exhibit. Electronic musician Arca (who has produced for Bjork and FKA Twigs) has announced that a piece she wrote using Bronze’s AI creative …

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WATCH: MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monahan on Crypto Adoption and Ethereum

At Devcon 5 last week, CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen sat down with MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monahan to chat about user adoption and the state of ethereum. [embedded content] Founded in 2015, MyCrypto makes the blockchain more accessible through customer-first products for ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. As Monahan told CoinDesk, MyCrypto focuses on the customer experience: “People …

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Original ‘Fortnite’ map vanishes in a cataclysmic event

Sponsored Links DrLupo/Twitch The leaks were on the mark — Fortnite‘s original map is no more, at least as far as anyone can tell. The battle royale title’s hyped-up The End event saw a missile launch into the sky and trigger a massive amount of rifts, culminating in a meteor strike that appeared to wipe …

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Improved ‘Apex Legends’ training zone better prepares you for combat

Sponsored Links Respawn Entertainment/EA As much as Respawn has expanded Apex Legends‘ gameplay, its training area has remained… lackluster. You only get to play a single character and a sliver of the available gear, making it all too likely that you’ll have to learn about an ability or weapon in the middle of a real …

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WATCH: What Drove Bitcoin Price Up Today? We Explore the Pop

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) jumped 5.1 percent on Wednesday to the highest price in three weeks, after the Federal Reserve (Fed) said it would print money to expand the size of bank reserves – seen as a move by the U.S. central bank that could spark inflation. Traders said optimism also was buoyed by …

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