Greek teen becomes the youngest person to build a life-size functional 3D robot

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Fifteen-year-old Dimitris Hatzis of Greece has become the youngest person on Earth to create a functional, life-size, 3D-printed robot that looks and acts surprisingly like its human inventor. It wasn’t a weekend hobby just for kicks, though. The teen was the youngest participant in ‘ InMoov ’, an open source project run by French sculptor and designer Gael Langevin. Hatzis spent more than 1,400 hours over the course of a year to plan, build, and perfect “Troopy,” his 3D-printed pal. Read the rest of Greek teen becomes the youngest person to build a life-size functional 3D robot

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Texas utility company gives electricity away for free – but there’s a catch

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In some parts of the world, ‘Texas’ has become code for ‘crazy’ but that doesn’t have anything to do with the downright insane decision one utility company has made in the Lone Star State. In Dallas, thousands of customers of TXU Energy now pay absolutely nothing for electricity  they use between the hours of 9pm and 6am. This move, coupled with slightly higher daytime rates, was inspired by the surplus of energy created by wind turbines in the state. The Texas winds blow most strongly at night, producing insanely cheap electricity due to the abundance and federal tax credits. It’s so cheap, in fact, that the utility opted to give it away for free. Read the rest of Texas utility company gives electricity away for free – but there’s a catch

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