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Seemingly Silly Scientific Research Gets Celebrated With Ig Nobel Prizes

AP | MARK PRATT | Posted 09.21.2012 | Weird News

BOSTON -- For anyone who's ever been tired of listening to someone drone on and on and on, two Japanese researchers have the answer. The SpeechJammer...

Walking, Talking Female Robot To Debut In Japanese Fashion Show

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

TSUKUBA, Japan — A new walking, talking robot from Japan has a female face that can smile and has trimmed down to 43 kilograms (95 pounds) to ma...