The company Massachusetts-based company iRobot produces robots for things like investigating suspicious packages. They recently sold 30 PackBots, which weigh around 15 pounds, to Brazil to be used at the upcoming World Cup and Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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It’s the largest exercise of democracy in the world, and candidates competing for India’s prime minister position have a lot of ground to cover if they want votes. One candidate decided the best way to do that was to be in 100 places at once, quite literally. As a hologram. http://ow.ly/vHnA4
3D Hologram image of Modi today evenin. #3DModi @yogrishiramdev pic.twitter.com/roYMO3Y24n— himanshi (@himanhimanshi) April 11, 2014
Happening now: You’ve probably heard of initiatives like One Laptop per Child (OLPC), the PlayPump and, more recently, the open-source software of Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS. You may have even heard about high-tech toilets that will be powered by solar energy or monitored by mobile phones. Technology has made development work buzz-worthy. But how much is it actually doing to improve lives?
Anja Niedringhaus' last photos on Twitter and Instagram (with images, tweets) · sdavy -
Two journalists working for the Associated Press were shot by a police officer in eastern Afghanistan Friday. One of the women, Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus, died in the attack. Here is a collection of Niedringhaus’ most recent pictures on Instagram and Twitter.