robotAfter discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

A Florida-based technology company put forth a press release on Friday in which they felt the need to clarify that a forthcoming robot will not, in fact, feed on human flesh.

Now, the disturbing part here is not that the robot will in fact, be vegetarian, but the speculation or assumption that it might have been otherwise. Haven’t we watched enough sci-fi movies to learn that any innovation involving flesh-eating robots will not end well for us, havers-of-flesh?

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A team that includes two UC Berkeley astronomers will launch a satellite that will look for Earth-like planets. We’re thinking … preemptive strikes against our scale-skinned enemies for the win. [Daily Cal]

A small step for cells, a giant leap for synthetic biology. Wait … you actually think you’re human? [NewsCenter]

This just in: A new study shows a correlation between heightened risk of obesity and proximity to fast food joints. Whodathunkit? [NewsCenter]

Our friends at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory figured out where the “off” switch is on those dreadful nanobots with their annoying penchant for search-and-destroy programs. Guy Fawkesatron never stood a chance. LOL! [ScienceDaily]

Cloud computing: the future of the impending robot-human war? UC Berkeley scientists give their view of the future of the IT industry. [ZDnet]

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