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Amazing Robot Gymnast Nails High Bar Routine [VIDEO]

The Olympic Committee may not have any plans to allow robots into the 2012 Summer Games as of yet. But if they have a change of heart, we know at least one robot who will be prepared.

Robot NO.8 Kovacs is a small Japanese robot who has the type of skills on the high bar that even the best gymnasts would envy. While he does need a little help getting onto the bar, once he’s up there, his moves can’t be beat. Watch your back, Shawn Johnson.

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Will Apple Unveil the iPhone 5 on October 4?

Sources claim Apple’s newly-installed CEO, Tim Cook, will preside over an October 4 media event in which he will announce the long-awaited iPhone 5.

The date is consistent with previous reports setting early October as the release date for the next-generation smartphone.

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Portable ‘Sleepbox’ Lets You Doze Off Anywhere [VIDEO]

A Russian architectural firm has developed a climate-controlled sleeping capsule the size of a “small dumpster” that has three self cleaning beds, wi-fi connections and room for luggage storage.

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Missouri Makes It Illegal for Teachers and Students to Be Facebook Friends

An new Missouri law, aimed at protecting children from sexual predators, has made it illegal for teachers and their past and present school-aged students to friend each other on Facebook.

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Is Apple Wealthier Than the US Government?

According to the latest daily statement from the US Treasury, as well as Apple’s latest earning report, the tech company now has more cash on hand than the US government.

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Microsoft Spoofs Google’s Invasiveness With ‘Gmail Man’ Ad [VIDEO]

As Gmail users know, the Google webmail service tracks every word you type and read, and then uses the information they gather in targeted advertisements — making for sometimes useful and sometimes eerie invasions of privacy.

The folks at Microsoft had some fun with their rival’s snooping in this video spoof about  a “Gmail Man” — a flesh-and-blood mailman who opens and reads your letters before he delivers them.

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Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?

While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study.

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New ‘Dyslexie’ Font Created to Help Dyslexia Sufferers [VIDEO]

Dyslexia sufferers have a tough time with basic reading– the learning disability actually causes those afflicted to view words differently than the rest of us. They sometimes see letters flipped upside down, mirrored or even rearranged within a word.

A new typeface called Dyslexie is trying to change all that. Created by Netherlands designer Christian Boer, it thickens the bottom of some letters and slants others in an effort to make texts easier for dyslexics to read.

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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Like the robot maid, the flying car is part of our 'Jetsons'-promised future that has yet to materialize.

But that could change soon. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions, effectively making the plane-car hybrid street-legal.

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Solar-Powered Bikinis Putting a Charge Into Sunbathing

If you happen to see a young lass in a metallic-textured bikini this summer, that doesn't necessarily mean she's trying to make a fashion statement.

In fact, she might be using her beachwear to power up her cell phone.

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Woman Steals SIM Card, Downloads $200K Worth of Data

We still don't know who's going to be the new boss on 'The Office' but could Michael Scott's sense of humor be replaced by a computer program?

Chloé Kiddon and Yuriy Brun, two computer scientists at the University of Washington, have developed software that identifies the best sentences to attach the classic amendment "That's what she said."

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Man Invents Car Fueled by Whiskey

In an effort to create the world's manliest car, 62-year-old Mickey Nilsson has transformed a pile of junk into a sleek vehicle that runs strictly on Bourbon Whiskey.

The Kentucky man says he was inspired by Caractacus Potts, the wacky inventor played by Dick Van Dyke in 1968's 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.'

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