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San Francisco Chronicle
Woman in wheelchair fatally hit by car remembered for independenceThe 38-year-old Berkeley woman who died over the weekend after a city of San Fr
Woman in wheelchair fatally hit by car remembered for independence
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 2 hours ago
The 38-year-old Berkeley woman who died over the weekend after a city of San Francisco vehicle crashed into her wheelchair as she crossed a street was a public employee and leader in the disabled community, family and colleagues said Tuesday. Thu... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
We can learn a lot from cockroachesScientists said this week they had built a small search-and-rescue robot inspir
We can learn a lot from cockroaches
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 hours ago
Scientists said this week they had built a small search-and-rescue robot inspired by cockroaches' ability to squeeze through tiny crevices. The robot is designed to navigate through rubble to find survivors after natural disasters or bomb... Read more
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CNET
Creep-tastic cockroach robot refuses to be squishedEnlarge Image Cockroach-bot isn't worried about being flattened. Tom Libby/Ka
Creep-tastic cockroach robot refuses to be squished
CNET / Posted 4 hours ago
Enlarge Image Cockroach-bot isn't worried about being flattened. Tom Libby/Kaushik Jayaram/Pauline Jennings/PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley And then there's one that will elicit a shriek because it's a mechanical version of a cockroach. The cockroach... Read more
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Fortune
Women Raise More Money with Crowdfunding, Research ShowsWomen raise more money with crowdfunding than men do because of the words femal
Women Raise More Money with Crowdfunding, Research Shows
Fortune / Posted 5 hours ago
Women raise more money with crowdfunding than men do because of the words female founders tend to use, according to a study currently under peer review. Women generally use words that talk about positive emotions — for example, “excited” and “happy”... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Firefighters battle house blaze near UC Berkeley campusBERKELEY -- Firefighters and police responded Tuesday to a residential fire nea
Firefighters battle house blaze near UC Berkeley campus
Inside Bay Area / Posted 6 hours ago
BERKELEY -- Firefighters and police responded Tuesday to a residential fire near the UC Berkeley campus, officials said. The blaze sent large plumes of smoke into the sky after starting at a home in an unspecified block of Haste Street. Crews were... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Firefighters battle house blaze near UC Berkeley campusBERKELEY -- Firefighters and police responded Tuesday to a residential fire nea
Firefighters battle house blaze near UC Berkeley campus
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 6 hours ago
BERKELEY -- Firefighters and police responded Tuesday to a residential fire near the UC Berkeley campus, officials said. The blaze sent large plumes of smoke into the sky after starting at a home in an unspecified block of Haste Street. Crews were... Read more
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Slate
High-Speed Footage Shows Why Cockroaches Are So Difficult to CrushWhy Cockroaches Are So Difficult to CrushIt could make them excellent rescue ro
High-Speed Footage Shows Why Cockroaches Are So Difficult to Crush
Slate / Posted 6 hours ago
Why Cockroaches Are So Difficult to CrushIt could make them excellent rescue robots in disasters. Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings. Courtesy of PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley. Ever try to squish a cockroach? And ever realize that they... Read more
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PC Magazine
Robot Cockroaches to the Rescue? UC Berkeley researchers built a cockroach-inspired robot that could help in s
Robot Cockroaches to the Rescue?
PC Magazine / Posted 8 hours ago
UC Berkeley researchers built a cockroach-inspired robot that could help in search-and-rescue missions. No matter how hard researchers try, cockroaches will never be cool. Miniature robots that can squeeze into tiny... Read more
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Mashable
Creepy cockroaches inspire potentially life-saving robotImage: Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings. Courtesy of PolyPEDAL L
Creepy cockroaches inspire potentially life-saving robot
Mashable / Posted 8 hours ago
Image: Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings. Courtesy of PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley Some things things in this world are creepier than robots. Cockroaches, for example. They are the virtually un-killable. Now, naturally, they are... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Honey bee die-off linked to virus, humansBacklit Bee from another sunny day at Orcas Island (c) MAB 8-13-15 Backlit Bee
Honey bee die-off linked to virus, humans
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 8 hours ago
Backlit Bee from another sunny day at Orcas Island (c) MAB 8-13-15 Backlit Bee from another sunny day at Orcas Island (c) MAB 8-13-15 A new study claims to have the answer to why bee populations have been been dramatically falling in recent years.... Read more
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express
'Robot cockroach' developed to help in search and rescue missions after natural disasters SCIENTISTS have developed a 'robot cockroach' that could be used in search an
'Robot cockroach' developed to help in search and rescue missions after natural disasters
express / Posted 9 hours ago
SCIENTISTS have developed a 'robot cockroach' that could be used in search and rescue missions. The insects are known for their durability which allows them... Read more
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The Verge
The heads of cybersecurity at Google, Facebook, and Twitter will answer your questions todayGoogle is partnering with Medium to host a virtual roundtable. The conversation
The heads of cybersecurity at Google, Facebook, and Twitter will answer your questions today
The Verge / Posted 10 hours ago
Google is partnering with Medium to host a virtual roundtable. The conversation will center on the "future of security" and will allow people to submit questions for the panel to answer over the course of a few days. Think of it as a very slow moving... Read more
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New University
UCI Food Pantry Director Discusses Plans for Development and ExpansionBy Ian Edwards Since the opening of UC Irvine’s first food pantry in Oct. 2015
UCI Food Pantry Director Discusses Plans for Development and Expansion
New University / Posted 11 hours ago
By Ian Edwards Since the opening of UC Irvine’s first food pantry in Oct. 2015, the campus has been implementing programs to expand its impact on campus, helmed by Andrea Gutierrez, the Food Access and Security Coordinator at SOAR. UC Irvine... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Super Bowl Sunday experienceWhile most people were crowded around TV screens on Super Bowl Sunday, about 30
Super Bowl Sunday experience
The Daily Californian / Posted 11 hours ago
While most people were crowded around TV screens on Super Bowl Sunday, about 300 girls from Berkeley traveled one hour to Santa Clara to attend the game. A few months ago, an email was sent out informing girls of this opportunity to get to work at... Read more
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The Addison County Independent
Faith in Vermont, California Sabbatical: This Old HouseAbout nine months ago, my husband and I decided to start looking for a place to
Faith in Vermont, California Sabbatical: This Old House
The Addison County Independent / Posted 11 hours ago
About nine months ago, my husband and I decided to start looking for a place to live during our sabbatical in Berkeley, California. Sitting at home in Vermont, we assumed it would be no problem to find a furnished rental home for a family with four... Read more
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The News-Times
Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding, Research ShowsWomen raise more money with crowdfunding than men do because of the words femal
Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding, Research Shows
The News-Times / Posted 12 hours ago
Women raise more money with crowdfunding than men do because of the words female founders tend to use, according to a study currently under peer review. Women generally use words that talk about positive emotions -- for example, “excited” and... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding, Research ShowsWomen raise more money with crowdfunding than men do because of the words femal
Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding, Research Shows
Stamford Advocate / Posted 12 hours ago
Women raise more money with crowdfunding than men do because of the words female founders tend to use, according to a study currently under peer review. Women generally use words that talk about positive emotions -- for example, “excited” and... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding, Research ShowsWomen raise more money with crowdfunding than men do because of the words femal
Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding, Research Shows
Connecticut Post / Posted 12 hours ago
Women raise more money with crowdfunding than men do because of the words female founders tend to use, according to a study currently under peer review. Women generally use words that talk about positive emotions -- for example, “excited” and... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Reading between the lines of expensive textbooksAs students finalize their class schedules and purchase books, they often exper
Reading between the lines of expensive textbooks
The Daily Californian / Posted 13 hours ago
As students finalize their class schedules and purchase books, they often experience significant frustration and anger — emotions that are fairly targeted at the UC Berkeley Student Store. Thus far this semester, the student store has been... Read more
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The Daily Californian
No one's dreams should be shackled to a lifelong debt-sentenceLesly Sophia Cortez-Martinez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA
No one's dreams should be shackled to a lifelong debt-sentence
The Daily Californian / Posted 13 hours ago
Lesly Sophia Cortez-Martinez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipient, was torn from her family through the process of deportation on the morning of Jan. 2, 2016, four days after the University of California Office of the... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Union calls for speaker's boycott, urging improved treatment of subcontracted workersA UC labor union is calling for a speaker’s boycott at UC Berkeley for the dura
Union calls for speaker's boycott, urging improved treatment of subcontracted workers
The Daily Californian / Posted 19 hours ago
A UC labor union is calling for a speaker’s boycott at UC Berkeley for the duration of the spring semester, urging the campus to improve its treatment of subcontracted workers. In a press release published Thursday, the labor union, AFSCME Local... Read more
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The Daily Californian
UC Berkeley researcher expected to recover after life-threatening collisionAfter a traffic collision Feb. 2 left her with life-threatening injuries, UC Be
UC Berkeley researcher expected to recover after life-threatening collision
The Daily Californian / Posted 20 hours ago
After a traffic collision Feb. 2 left her with life-threatening injuries, UC Berkeley researcher Megan Schwarzman is expected to recover from the incident. The 42-year-old scientist at the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, or BCCG, had been... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Campus housing to waitlist more students amid enrollment increasesWith the campus set to absorb an additional 750 students in fall 2016, the camp
Campus housing to waitlist more students amid enrollment increases
The Daily Californian / Posted 20 hours ago
With the campus set to absorb an additional 750 students in fall 2016, the campus housing office plans to waitlist more students applying to on-campus housing to accommodate the influx. The changes consist of a more rigorous waitlist process and a... Read more
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The Chronicle
Leave the demands in 1969When a group of students protested in the Allen Building on February 13, 1969,
Leave the demands in 1969
The Chronicle / Posted 20 hours ago
When a group of students protested in the Allen Building on February 13, 1969, they released 10 requests titled “The Black Demands.” The list of demands was developed by this early generation of activists and it yielded some good results. Duke now... Read more
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The Daily Californian
BART to install new cameras amid public safety concerns about decoy camerasAfter BART’s widespread use of decoy cameras became public knowledge last month
BART to install new cameras amid public safety concerns about decoy cameras
The Daily Californian / Posted 21 hours ago
After BART’s widespread use of decoy cameras became public knowledge last month, BART announced plans last week to install functioning cameras in all 669 train cars in its current fleet. BART’s security measures were discovered when police found... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Legislators ask California for $23M for Earthquake Early Warning SystemThree state lawmakers introduced bills Monday that would direct $23 million in
Legislators ask California for $23M for Earthquake Early Warning System
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 22 hours ago
Three state lawmakers introduced bills Monday that would direct $23 million in state funds toward an Earthquake Early Warning system being developed for the West Coast. The concurrent legislation in both the Assembly and the state Senate would fund... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Pregnant Oakland woman tests negative for Zika virusA pregnant Oakland woman has tested negative for Zika after undergoing tests in
Pregnant Oakland woman tests negative for Zika virus
The Daily Californian / Posted 22 hours ago
A pregnant Oakland woman has tested negative for Zika after undergoing tests in January for the vector-borne virus after a tropical vacation. The woman, Brook Meakins, displayed symptoms of the Zika virus — including rash and sore joints — after a... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Cockroach-inspired robots can squeeze through cracksAFP | Scientists hope their cockroach-inspired robot will one day be able to he
Cockroach-inspired robots can squeeze through cracks
The Borneo Post / Posted 22 hours ago
AFP | Scientists hope their cockroach-inspired robot will one day be able to help rescue people stuck in rubble, like those trapped in Taiwan after the February 6, 2016 earthquake MIAMI: Inspired by cockroaches that can squeeze through tiny spaces,... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Cockroach inspires rescue robotPeople use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly,
Cockroach inspires rescue robot
Sky News Australia / Posted 22 hours ago
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists say they have built a small search-and-rescue robot,... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
State Committee Seeks Lower Gas Prices in CaliforniaSACRAMENTO -- A committee of the California State Energy Commission is looking
State Committee Seeks Lower Gas Prices in California
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 23 hours ago
SACRAMENTO -- A committee of the California State Energy Commission is looking for an explanation for why gasoline in the state costs more than most other states. There is an acknowledgement that state clean gasoline requirements and a 15 cent per... Read more
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Inquirier.net
An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disastersThis photo provided by PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley, shows the compressible robot,
An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 hours ago
This photo provided by PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley, shows the compressible robot, CRAM with a real cockroach. When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a cheap robotic roach. Repulsive as they seem,... Read more
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The Daily Californian
UC funnels $1.32 million in seed funding to create Blum Center coalitionOn Monday, the UC Office of the President announced $1.32 million in seed fundi
UC funnels $1.32 million in seed funding to create Blum Center coalition
The Daily Californian / Posted 23 hours ago
On Monday, the UC Office of the President announced $1.32 million in seed funding that will create a universitywide coalition in hopes of mobilizing the next generation of students in the fight against global poverty. The Blum Federation — an... Read more
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Science Daily
Cockroach inspires robot that squeezes through cracks: Creepy bugs can run quickly even when flattened to one-half heightNot only can they squish themselves to get into one-tenth-of-an-inch crevices,
Cockroach inspires robot that squeezes through cracks: Creepy bugs can run quickly even when flattened to one-half height
Science Daily / Posted yesterday
Not only can they squish themselves to get into one-tenth-of-an-inch crevices, but once inside they can run at high speed even when flattened in half. These are just a couple of the creepy findings from a UC Berkeley study of how American... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Oil firms kept state’s gas supply tight to hike price, group saysA consumer group on Monday accused America’s two largest oil companies — Exxon
Oil firms kept state’s gas supply tight to hike price, group says
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted yesterday
A consumer group on Monday accused America’s two largest oil companies — Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. — of deliberately starving California’s gasoline market of supplies last year in a bid to push up prices. And according to Consumer... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescuePeople use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly,
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescue
Brisbane Times / Posted yesterday
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists say they have built a small search-and-rescue robot,... Read more
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IGN
Meet the Robotic Cockroach That Could Save Your LifeSomeday a tiny robotic cockroach could help save your life. The Verge reports
Meet the Robotic Cockroach That Could Save Your Life
IGN / Posted yesterday
Someday a tiny robotic cockroach could help save your life. The Verge reports that researchers at UC Berkeley created a robot they've named CRAM--Compressible Robot with Articulated Mechanisms. The tiny robot resembles a cockroach to imitate the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Snug as a bug: the hated cockroach inspires a helpful robotWASHINGTON - People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgu
Snug as a bug: the hated cockroach inspires a helpful robot
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON - People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists said on Monday they have built a small... Read more
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WA Today
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescuePeople use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly,
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescue
WA Today / Posted yesterday
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists say they have built a small search-and-rescue robot,... Read more
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The Age
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescuePeople use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly,
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescue
The Age / Posted yesterday
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists say they have built a small search-and-rescue robot,... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescuePeople use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly,
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescue
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists say they have built a small search-and-rescue robot,... Read more
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Canberra Times
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescuePeople use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly,
Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescue
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists say they have built a small search-and-rescue robot,... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Luisa Buada brings high-quality care to low-income communitiesLuisa Buada remembers arriving at the Natividad County Hospital in Salinas with
Luisa Buada brings high-quality care to low-income communities
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Luisa Buada remembers arriving at the Natividad County Hospital in Salinas with a farmworker who was about to give birth. Buada often cared for such women — those who lacked health insurance and spoke little English — in the hospital parking lot... Read more
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Raw Story
Snug as a bug: ‘Revolting’ cockroaches inspire design for search-and-rescue robotPeople use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly,
Snug as a bug: ‘Revolting’ cockroaches inspire design for search-and-rescue robot
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists said on Monday they have built a small search-and-rescue... Read more
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The Atlantic
Can America Put Itself Back Together?When news broke late last year of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California
Can America Put Itself Back Together?
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
When news broke late last year of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, most people in the rest of the country, and even the state, probably had to search a map to figure out where the city was. I knew exactly, having grown up in the... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disastersThis photo provided by PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley, shows the compressible robot,
An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted yesterday
This photo provided by PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley, shows the compressible robot, CRAM with a real cockroach. When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a cheap robotic roach. Repulsive as they seem,... Read more
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examiner.com
SF Giants individual game tickets on sale SaturdayThe San Francisco Giants announced their promotions schedule days before indivi
SF Giants individual game tickets on sale Saturday
examiner.com / Posted yesterday
The San Francisco Giants announced their promotions schedule days before individual game tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 13, at 8:00 a.m. Presale tickets will be available from Thursday, February 11 at 10 a.m. until Friday, February 12 at... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Snug as a bug: the hated cockroach inspires a helpful robotWASHINGTON: People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgus
Snug as a bug: the hated cockroach inspires a helpful robot
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON: People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists said on Monday they have built a small... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Cockroach inspires a helpful robot People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly
Cockroach inspires a helpful robot
Adelaide Now / Posted yesterday
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists say they have built a... Read more
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Herald Sun
Cockroach inspires a helpful robot People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly
Cockroach inspires a helpful robot
Herald Sun / Posted yesterday
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists say they have built a... Read more
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Weekly Times
Cockroach inspires a helpful robot People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly
Cockroach inspires a helpful robot
Weekly Times / Posted yesterday
People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists say they have built a... Read more
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