Did Higgs yield the most authors in a science study?

A view inside the ATLAS detector, part of the Large Hadron Collider.
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ATLAS Experiment)

Scientists who announced two months ago observations of the elusive Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle,” have had their research published in the p…

Run! DARPA’s LS3 robot mule follows you around

Of course, they just want to play.
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Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)

Let the human-hunting games begin. Boston Dynamics has a new video of its oversized beast pursuing defenseless human meatsacks through a forest.

The Legged Squad Supp…

Latest BeBionic hand has stronger kung-fu grip

The Bebionic 3 prosthetic with jungle camouflage finish.
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SteeperUSA)

It’s still no match for the human hand, but RSL Steeper’s BeBionic 3 looks way cooler.

The company is launching a more powerful, durable version of its prosthetic today at…

Voyager 1, NASA’s 1977 iPod, turns 35

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 is among the sounds aboard Voyager 1. Disco was not allowed.
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NASA)

For a mobile music player that’s 100,000 times less powerful than a crummy 8GB iPod Nano, Voyager 1 is mighty awesome.

The NASA space probe…

All hope lost as Cheetah robot outruns Usain Bolt

I can has humans? WildCat will begin testing in 2013.
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Boston Dynamics)

Run, don’t walk, if you want to get away from this cheetah robot. If you happen to be non-human, you might stand a chance of surviving.

That’s because Boston Dynamics’ q…

Outperform steroids with this body-cooling glove

An improved, more compact version of Stanford's cooling glove is used in a lab test.
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Steve Fyffe/Stanford University)

It looks like a hockey goalie’s blocker glove, and indeed this mitt might help stop more pucks when fatigue takes its …

Hobbyist builds working S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier

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Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)

At least one scientist has tried to prove that the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier as depicted in “The Avengers” would fly about as well as an ostrich.

But that hasn’t stopped an ambitious Russian modeler from…

Smart kitchen helps chefs who aren’t too smart

The cooking support system will also teach you how to chop off heads.
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Yu Suzuki)

Let’s face it: Opening up a cookbook, turning the pages, and reading a recipe is hard work. Thankfully, scientists in Japan recognize this and have developed a …

Blinklifier: Bat eyelashes, activate display

The stylish Blinklifier.
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Triciaflanagan.com)

Princess Leia, eat your heart out.

If you need a little extra something in your struggle against the Galactic Empire, what better than this charming headdress? It’s enough to stop a platoon of st…