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Dog-like robot opens door in mesmerizing viral video

Dog-like robot opens door in mesmerizing viral video

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“Good boy, Buddy,” is typical praise for a pet, but in this case, Buddy is a well-mannered, four-legged robot that both opens a door and holds it open for another robot. The video titled, “Hey Buddy, Can You Give me a Hand?” by robotics company Boston Dynamics has gotten over 1 million views on YouTube. It features their latest work -- a dog-like robot that opens a door in a mesmerizing maneuver. The video shows one yellow robot walking up to and surveying a door before an identical robot with an arm extending from its back steps into frame. The arm has a claw that functions as a hand and opens the door. The robot continues to prop the door open for itself and the other robot to walk through before letting it close behind them. Boston Dynamics' calls this robot the SpotMini, which is
NCT explores nature of dreams in new video

NCT explores nature of dreams in new video

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Feb. 8 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band NCT explores the nature of dreams in a new video.The K-pop group shared the video "NCTmentary EP1. Dream Lab" on Thursday after introducing three new members in "NCT 2018 Yearbook."NCT explains the boy band's connection to dreams in "NCTmentary EP1. Dream Lab." The group conducted experiments for the video, including recreating one of Ten's dreams."All over the world, we can share our dreams with NCT. NCT is a group focused on accessibility and expandability with no limit on group members, thus allowing various combinations," the boy band says in the video."What connects NCT is dreams," the group adds. "We can always meet in dreams, empathize in our dreams and become one with music."Rookie members Kun, Lucas and Jungwoo officially debuted in the "NCT 2...
Uma Thurman shares horrific Kill Bill crash video and accuses Harvey Weinstein of COVER-UP

Uma Thurman shares horrific Kill Bill crash video and accuses Harvey Weinstein of COVER-UP

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The incident occurred while filming the first instalment of the Quentin Tarantino-directed action franchise more than 15 years ago.But the clip has only just been released after Thurman managed to convince Tarantino to pass the footage onto her.It was posted on the actress’ Instagram feed yesterday, showing her travelling down a narrow dirt road in Mexico in a rickety old car, said to be a convertible Karmann Ghia.Thurman appears to lose control of the vehicle in the sand, as it slides off the road and hits a tree.INSTAGRAMSPIN OUT: Uma Thurman accused Harvey Weinstein of covering up her Kill Bill car crashShe is seen holding the side of her head before slumping backwards motionless then breathing heavily and rolling her head as a crew member reaches into the car and checks her pulse.Speak
New Jonghyun album, music video debut after K-pop star's death

New Jonghyun album, music video debut after K-pop star's death

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Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The final album from South Korean singer Jonghyun debuted posthumously Tuesday.The K-pop star's agency, SM Entertainment, released Jonghyun's second solo album, Poet | Artist, and a music video for the title track, "Shinin.""JONGHYUN Is Releasing His New Album 'Poet | Artist' and Music Video for Lead Song 'Shinin' Today," the company tweeted.The Korea Herald reportedPoet | Artist was completed in 2017. The album features 10 tracks in addition to "Shinin," including the song "Only One You Need." All proceeds will go to Jonghyun's mother and a foundation for the underprivileged.[embedded content]Jonghyun, born Kim Jong-hyun, died Dec. 18 at age 27 of an apparent suicide. The singer, who came to fame with the boy band SHINee, discussed his struggle with depression in a final ...
Video Assistant Referees to be used at World Cup

Video Assistant Referees to be used at World Cup

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The World Cup is set to use video replays this summer - with FIFA confirming a sponsor is being sought for the technology.Football's governing body met to assess recent trials ahead of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) being officially approved for use in the tournament in Russia in June and July.FIFA chief commercial officer Philippe Le Floc'h said: "Definitely VAR will happen. It's great to have technology in football because this is also a fairness thing."The system was used for the first time at the 2014 World Cup when goal-line technology was deployed.But now replays can be used when there is a "clear and obvious error" involving goals, penalty awards, red cards, and mistaken identity.Image:Referee Jonathan Moss awaits a decision from VAR at a Leicester City/Fleetwood Town gameVAR could ...