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Humanoids run world’s first robot marathon race

OSAKA, Japan (AFP) – Robovie-PC, a toy-sized humanoid, won the world’s first full-length marathon for two-legged robots by a whisker Saturday, beating its closest rival by a single second after more than two days of racing. Five bipedal machines began the non-stop 42.2-kilometre (26.2-mile) contest on a 100-metre indoor track…

Internet down in Iran ahead of opposition protests

Iran said on Sunday its Internet connections will remain slow this week due to technical problems, ahead of anticipated protests by opposition supporters. Connections have been slow since last week and some email accounts have been unavailable for several hours each day. “The cause of the reduced Internet speed in…