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Boston Dynamics Reveals Robodog That Can Open Doors

Boston Dynamics Reveals Robodog That Can Open Doors

Though that idea is nothing new for these robots, Monday's video showed one of the robots open a door for his friend. Others had a more positive reaction. The bot is actually doing so to help another SpotMini -built with no arm- pass through. They describe the SpotMini as "nimble" on their website. Its sensors include stereo cameras, depth cameras, and sensors in the limbs that help with "navigation and mobile manipulation".


Iceland May Introduce Bitcoin Mining Tax to Counter Soaring Energy Consumption

Iceland May Introduce Bitcoin Mining Tax to Counter Soaring Energy Consumption

An Icelandic lawmaker has suggested imposing a new tax on bitcoin mining companies. Iceland is expected to use more energy processing Bitcoin transactions in 2018 than it uses to power its homes, consuming some 840 gigawatt-hours of electricity related to the cryptocurrency this year, according to the Icelandic energy firm HS Orka, several news outlets reported.


Southwest Airlines flight evacuated after blaze breaks out in power unit

Southwest Airlines flight evacuated after blaze breaks out in power unit

Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Midway Sunday, with deliveries of more de-icer not expected until Monday, according to the airline. Some were forced to rebook flights on other airlines, while Southwest's website showed an alert Monday morning informing travelers whose flights were canceled that they're allowing flight changes without any extra fees as long as the new ticket is booked to the original destination within 14 days.


Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs

Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs

Trump's plan looks to cut the overall Environmental Protection Agency budget by almost $3 billion - or about 34%. WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2018)-The Trump Administration today released its proposed budget, which drastically cuts core Great Lakes programs as well as funding for the federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency , charged with implementing them.


Oil Weakens Further Amid Crude, Gasoline Inventory Build (USO)

Oil Weakens Further Amid Crude, Gasoline Inventory Build (USO)

US crude stocks rose less then expected last week, while gasoline stocks rose by more than analysts had forecast as refineries cut output, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. Refinery crude runs fell by 635,000 barrels per day, EIA data showed. Net U.S. crude imports fell last week by 39,000 barrels per day. Gasoline futures fell 0.3 percent to $1.6737 a gallon.