7 robots that were inspired by nature

 Nature has inspired robotics since its earliest days. In 1739, French artist Jacques de Vaucanson gave the world the Digesting Duck, a surreal automaton that appeared to eat — and, yes, poop out — grain. In the middle of the 20th century, British neuroscientist William Grey Walter invented turtle and tortoise robots, so-named for their slow movement and shell shapes.
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Confederations Cup: Video assistant referee system ‘a shambles’

The video technology system used at the Confederations Cup is dismissed as ‘a shambles’ following Germany’s 1-0 victory over Chile in the final.

I’m The Lowest-Paid Person In My Department — Should I Ask Why?

Fern has just been told that she’s the lowest-paid person in her department — what can she do about it?

The Best-Positioned Tech Giant In Healthcare? The Answer Might Surprise You.

The tech giant you hear about the least in the context of healthcare – Facebook – may actually be the company influencing healthcare the most, and may also be the best positioned to support the patient-centered future that so many imagine.

Microsoft’s Smart Decision To Cancel Some Surprising Surface Hardware

This weekend has seen a number of product images of the unreleased Surface Mini make the rounds. The Surface Mini was due to be released in the summer of 2014 and it’s now clear why Microsoft was right to cancel it.

Boris Johnson: lift 1% ceiling on public sector pay increases

Foreign secretary becomes latest frontbencher to demand change of direction on austerity

Boris Johnson has waded into the escalating cabinet row over public-sector pay, throwing his weight behind calls for the 1% ceiling on wage rises to be lifted for austerity-weary workers including nurses and teachers.

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has come under increasing pressure to ease spending constraints in several areas since the general election deprived Theresa May of her majority. Johnson is the latest cabinet heavyweight to demand a change of direction.

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