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It is difficult to study DVM-related animals since they are usually scared of water or light.


Google and Facebook are impacted by chips that are defective that are able to silently cause data corruption


Google as well as Facebook discovered problems with computer chips which could lead to corruption of data or make it more difficult to unlock encrypted files. Facebook says hardware manufacturers should be aware of the problem that has arisen because of the huge amount of computing resources that the companies use.


Google was alerted of the issue when engineers from multiple teams reported difficulties with their calculations. However, Google's standard diagnostic tools didn't detect any issues. An investigation revealed that individual chips were responsible for the recurring issues ...


Autonomous walking excavators can construct walls and dig trenches


An autonomous construction vehicle prototype that weighs 12 tons has been demonstrated to be able to operate on difficult terrain without the aid of a human operator.


A Swiss-German team has become the first to convert a type of excavator that can "walk" on extendable struts and handle the steep slopes to work completely without a human operator. They used the walking excavator that can be adapted to walk on for constructing a 4-metre high stone wall, and also to grab trees for mock forestry. They also used it as a dig machine.

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Stealthy marine robot begins studying mysterious deep-water life

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An espionage-like autonomous underwater robotic that can track elusive underwater creatures without disturbing them could help us better understand the largest daily movement of life on Earth


Mesobot, a 250-kilogram robot is able to move beneath the surface without being recognized.


The mesopelagic, or twilight region, often referred to as the mesopelagic region, lies between 200m and 1 km depth. It is here that you can see the everyday phenomenon known as the vertical migration of diel (DVM) which is when deep-dwelling animals move closer to the surface in order to consume the plentiful food supply and be safe from predators.


Biologists view the DVM to be a vital method by which nutrients (and carbon dioxide captured through photosynthesis) are swiftly transported to depth and stored for the long-term. It is difficult to study DVM-related animals since they are usually scared of water or light.