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China launches first unmanned cargo carrier on mission to space station

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BEIJING – China on Thursday launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country's space station, marking further progress in the ambitious Chinese space program.


Yamato, DeNA start on-demand self-service delivery

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Yamato Transport Co. and e-commerce and mobile game operator DeNA Co. on Monday started a trial of a new on-demand delivery method that allows customers to retrieve parcels at a place and time of their choosing.


Creating a real ghost in the shell

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Yasuo Kuniyoshi is a man with an extraordinary plan. Kuniyoshi, a professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, has been attempting to produce an utterly convincing artificial being for the past 30 years.


Going mobile: Apple enters race for self-driving cars

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SAN FRANCISCO – Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that the company that has already reshaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation too.


Trump reversals on China, NATO, Syria, Russia seen reflecting learning curve

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is abruptly reversing himself on key issues. And for all his usual bluster, he's startlingly candid about the reason: He's just now really learning about some of them.


NPA drafts rules for testing driverless cars on public roads

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The National Police Agency on Thursday unveiled draft rules for testing driverless vehicles on public roads while the vehicles are being monitored remotely.


Toyota demonstrates robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk

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Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk.


Robotics whiz envisions prosthetic limbs for all

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A high school teacher in a black coat enters the classroom. "Good morning," he says to the students before starting his lecture, with his right hand busily scribbling something on a blackboard and his left holding a physics textbook.


How artificial life spawned a billion-dollar industry

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LONDON – Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes.


Renesas unveils autonomous vehicle that can protect itself from cyberattacks

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Renesas Electronics Corp. has unveiled a prototype autonomous vehicle that has the ability to protect itself from cyberattacks.