Robotic mules called ‘AlphaDogs’ will not be used by Marines any time soon. This is because the machines have been found very noisy for use in a combat situation. Google’s parent Alphabet-owned-robotics-company Boston Dynamics has been working with the research division of the Pentagon DARPA for the creation of the robots designed for carrying supplies for troops.
Geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast commenced a research to find out the sequence of genomes of the skulls of four Irish citizens. The aim of the study, which was published on December 28 2015 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is to determine the origins of the Irish people.
Health officials in Hawaii have confirmed that no new cases of dengue have come up on the island since Christmas. There was a surge in the dengue patients just prior to the festive season. The illness had caught 181 people from early-September to mid-December 2015, according to the figures released until December 28.
After increasing incredibly over past few decades, asthma rates in children in the US have been reducing, according to a study of data from 2001 to 2013. The rate of children below the age of 17 years suffering from asthma showed slight increase during the beginning of the study and eventually reduced to 8.3% by the end of the research.
In the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden near Adelaide, thousands of people lined up for getting a glimpse of an unusual flower that has a foul smell, like that of rotting flesh. It is about 2 metres in height.
Commonly known as the corpse flower, the Amorphophallus titanium has started opening in the garden's glasshouse on Monday.