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India court suspends plan to reintroduce cheetah

India’s Supreme Court has directed the government to suspend a move to reintroduce the cheetah, eradicated in India by hunting nearly a century ago. The court’s decision came after some experts described the plan as “totally misconceived”. Earlier, the government had approved wildlife groups’ recommendations of two sanctuaries, in Madhya Pradesh and an area in Rajasthan, as potential homes. The ... Read More »

Robot ‘cheetah’ sets speed record

WASHINGTON: A four-legged robot known as the ‘Cheetah’ lived up to its name on Monday, setting a new land speed record for legged robots by running at 18 miles per hour (29 kmph) on a treadmill at a laboratory in Massachusetts, its developer said. The Cheetah, being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the US military’s Defense Advanced Research ... Read More »