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Watch: Gymnast Simone Biles teases groundbreaking flips

Watch: Gymnast Simone Biles teases groundbreaking flips

Sports
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Superstar gymnast Simone Biles has a new move. She posted a video of the multiple-flip Yurchenko double pike on social media after previously teasing that she could break out the move at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Biles, 22, is widely regarded as the best gymnast in the world and is the most-decorated gymnast of all time. She made history with an American record four gold medals at the 2016 Summer Games. The three-time Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year posted her first video of the move Feb. 3, writing "2020?" She posted another version of the move Thursday night on Twitter. The first video Biles posted of the move featured the gymnast landing in a foam pit. In her newest version, Biles sprinted toward the vault table before doing a flip and ...
Horror crash: American Idol and NBA stars dead as Range Rover flips

Horror crash: American Idol and NBA stars dead as Range Rover flips

Entertainment
Leah Labelle, 31, and her husband Rasual Butler, 38, died near Studio City, Los Angeles, yesterday — January 31 — at around 2am local time.Their Range Rover is believed to have hit a parking meter before slamming into a wall and flipping over.Police have said Butler — the driver of the car — was going at least twice the speed limit.Both Leah and Rasual were pronounced dead at the scene.GettyLEAH LABELLE AND RASUAL BUTLER DEAD: The married couple died in a tragic car crashStars we've lost in 2018 Take a look through the gallery of stars we have sadly lost in 2018.Getty Images Glee actor Mark Salling (on the right), 35, passed away of suspected suicide in January 2018 GettyFATAL CRASH: Labelle and Butler were pronounced dead at the sceneLabelle is best known f...
Watch: Boston Dynamics robot leaps, does back flips

Watch: Boston Dynamics robot leaps, does back flips

Science
Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Boston Dynamic's humanoid robot is getting more athletic.As evidenced by a new video released this week by the robotics company, the bipedal robot can leap from box to box and perform back flips.Blessing humanoid robots like Boston Dynamic's Atlas with dynamic balance has been an ongoing struggle for robotics engineers.Last year, the Google-owned company put Atlas through an intense bootcamp, tripping and pushing the robot as part of training exercises to improve the robot's balance. Their efforts paid off. Videos from the bootcamp showed Atlas trekking across rocky, uneven terrain.Now, with improved balance, Atlas has expanded its range of motion.Atlas is one of nine specialized robots being developed by Boston Dynamic. The company describes Atlas as the "world's most dyn...