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FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo, a pair of athletic shoes designed for the military are laced up at a New Balance factory in Norridgewock, Maine. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for January. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

US industrial output tumbled 0.6 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts.

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Toshiba unveils robot to probe melted Fukushima nuclear fuel

Toshiba Corp.'s energy systems unit group manager Jun Suzuki shows a remote-controlled melted fuel probe device at its facility in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Toshiba unveiled the device carrying tongs that comes out of a long telescopic pipe for an internal probe in one of three damaged reactor chambers at Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant - this time to touch chunks of melted fuel.

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Robot, know thyself; machines get more self-aware

In this image made from a Feb. 1, 2019, video, Robert Kwiatkowski, a graduate student at Columbia University, demonstrates a robotic arm picking up a red ball and dropping it in a cup at the school in New York. Columbia University engineers have given a robot the ability to model itself without prior knowledge of physics or its own shape. It’s learned that it’s a robotic arm using a process of self-simulation.

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Picture of Tech companies, states spar with govt over net neutrality

Tech companies, states spar with govt over net neutrality

Tech companies and nearly two dozen U.S. states clashed with the government in federal court Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, over the repeal of net neutrality, a set of Obama-era rules aimed at preventing big internet providers from discriminating against certain technology and services. The action rolling back the neutrality rules "is a stab in the heart of the Communications Act," said attorney Pantelis Michalopoulos, referring to the Depression-era law that established the FCC.

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Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog

John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab, an internet watchdog group, holds his cell phone which has its camera blocked by an adhesive sticker, as he poses for a photograph, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in New York.

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Will robots take your job? Quarter of US workers at risk

The report published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation, meaning about 70 percent of their work tasks could soon be performed by machines using current technology.

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Picture of Climate fight: Germany sets 2038 deadline to end coal use

Climate fight: Germany sets 2038 deadline to end coal use

FILE---In this Jan.6, 2019 file photo water vapour rises from the cooling towers of the Joenschwalde lignite-fired power plant of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG) in Brandenburg, Germany.

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Picture of CES 2019: “Family tech” gadgets appeal to parental anxiety

CES 2019: “Family tech” gadgets appeal to parental anxiety

The Smartbeat video baby monitor and breathing monitor are on display at the Smartbeat booth at CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Las Vegas.

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Picture of Robots walk, talk, pour beer and take over CES tech show

Robots walk, talk, pour beer and take over CES tech show

AvatarMind has developed service robots like iPal which is based on artificial intelligence, motion control, sensors and power management, and created iPal to deliver on that vision with multiple applications for friendly, fun and functional robot assistants, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. Designed for child education and elder care, iPal is a fully functional humanoid robot with a friendly, playful demeanor, as iPal runs on the Android operating system with extensions for motion, sensor and natural language conversation.

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Picture of US indexes hit one-month highs as tech stocks rally

US indexes hit one-month highs as tech stocks rally

nullFILE- In this Jan. 11, 2019, file photo, Specialist John O'Hara, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

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