Athena becomes first humanoid robot to buy a seat on a passenger plane

Athena becomes first humanoid robot to buy a seat on a passenger plane
It had a passport and ticket, and had to go through the usual security procedures as its fellow human passengers before boarding flight number 9801 from LAX to Frankfurt. … It was met by TV crews and many fellow passengers took photos of the humanoid.
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Why depression sucks even harder at Christmas – and what you can do about it
This year, as I popped my Christmas cards in the post and hung the last decoration on my computer (forget the tree: this year my Mac is madly festooned with tinsel, fairy lights and baubles), I felt a surge of festive excitement. I realised I was …
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Security experts doubt North Korea hacked Sony
Given that the hackers were apparently able to obtain unreleased movies as well as personnel records, Social Security numbers, passport photos, technical documents and other material, Young said it is unlikely they used just a single point of access.
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First Lady Michelle Obama continues state visit to China

First Lady Michelle Obama continues state visit to China
Note: The post below is part of a series authored by First Lady Michelle Obama to share her visit to China with young people in the U.S. You can read all of the First Lady's posts at WhiteHouse.gov/First-Lady-China-Trip. March 24 … Our visit began …
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The Madness of Modern-Day Poaching
"Come work for us again, Johnny," said Chai, the slot machines jingling and clattering around them. "No way," said Johnny. "We have lots of business." … Mau stood over her. "I get your first 60,000 rand [about $ 8,700]. After that you can have your …
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China: Plane spots objects in search for Flight 370
(USA TODAY) — China's state news agency reported that a Chinese plane crew spotted some "suspicious objects in the southern Indian Ocean" on Monday while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The crew of the Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 plane …
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Missing Plane: Australian Prime Minister Says 'Two Objects' From MH370 May

Missing Plane: Australian Prime Minister Says 'Two Objects' From MH370 May
A woman, center, is carried out by security officials after she tried to protest before a press conference regarding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. New radar data from Thailand gave …
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Missing Plane Flight MH370 Is Focus Of Huge International Effort
A woman, center, is carried out by security officials after she tried to protest before a press conference regarding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. New radar data from Thailand gave …
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Stolen Passports on Plane Not Seen as Terror Link

Stolen Passports on Plane Not Seen as Terror Link
The 19-year-old, Pouria Nourmohammadi Mehrdad, was using a stolen Austrian passport to travel to Germany, where he was to meet his mother, said Khalid Abu Bakar, the inspector general of the Malaysian police. “We are in contact with his mother,” Mr …
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Ottawa student faces five days in Chinese jail over expired visa
Jesse Konrad, who's been studying business at the Shanghai International Studies University since June, said that on Friday morning, two Shanghai policemen knocked on his door asking for his passport. Konrad said he didn't realize it, but his visa had …
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Stolen passport passengers didn't choose Malaysian flight intentionally: report
The tickets expired before Mr. Ali got back to her so she rebooked the two men on the Malaysia Airlines flight, making the reservation through China Southern Airlines, which code-shares the flight. She said a friend of Mr. Ali paid for the tickets in …
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