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  1. Why We Really Should Ban Autonomous Weapons: A Response

    Autonomous weapons could lead to low-cost micro-robots that can be deployed to anonymously kill thousands. That's just one reason why they should be banned

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  2. Robots Reveal How Water Striders Jump on Water

    A tiny robot shows how water striders can jump without sinking

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  3. We Should Not Ban ‘Killer Robots,’ and Here’s Why

    What we really need is a way of making autonomous armed robots ethical, because we’re not going to be able to prevent them from existing

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  4. Digging for Geothermal Energy with Hypersonic Projectiles

    We can't drill 5 kilometers down to tap geothermal energy, but we may be able to get there with a really big gun

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  5. Windbot Could Float Through the Clouds of Jupiter

    A robot powered by turbulence might be the best way to explore gas giants

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  6. NASA Tests New Robotic Refueling Hardware on International Space Station

    Refueling and repairing satellites in orbit could drastically lower costs, and NASA is working to make it happen

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  7. Microwave Power Beaming May Launch Space Planes into Orbit

    A spaceplane that uses ground-based microwave power as an energy source could be a very efficient way of launching satellites

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  8. Mother Robots Build Children Robots to Experiment With Artificial Evolution

    Physical robots mutate and crossbreed to evolve towards the most efficient mobility genome

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