1. Dissatisfied with the pace at which robots are replacing us, roboticist Jonathan Hurst and his team at Oregon State University have devised robot legs that have springs in them to store and release energy. These will enable robots to run (read: run away from us) more quickly and efficiently. Sounds great, doesn't it? Yes, yes, let's make robots better able to evade capture. What could go wrong?
2. Next week the brainiacs over at CERN will activate the Hadron Collider, which followers of Nostradamus believe will be the end of the world. The following video (which, yeah, has been discredited, blah blah blah) illustrates one theory of what might happen when they flip the switch.
Never mind hell in a handbasket, that's hell in a Hadron collider. The good news is if that does happen, even the robots won't be able to outrun that.
via new scientist and daily tech
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