It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a . . . jellyfish?

Researchers have built a small vehicle that is able to fly through the air using graceful, undulating movements similar to those of a jellyfish swimming through water.

The work, which will be presented at the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting on November 24 in Pittsburgh, demonstrates a new method of flight that could transport miniaturized future robots for surveillance, search-and-rescue, and monitoring of the atmosphere and traffic.
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From the Trojan Horse to D-Day, deception has always played a role during wartime. In fact, there is an entire Army field manual on its use and value in the battlefield.
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Scientists and philosophers in the UK are studying the likelihood of robots taking over and destroying our world.

The Center for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) will study the dangers posed by biotechnology, artificial life, nanotechnology and climate change. They think that to dismiss concerns of a potential robot uprising would be "dangerous."

The BBC News quotes CSER researchers as saying, "The seriousness of these risks is difficult to assess, but that in itself seems a cause for concern, given how much is at stake."
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