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Extinctions can speed up evolution and introduce useful adaptations in walking robots

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    It's hard to think of mass extinctions as positive events, with species and genetic material lost forever. But computer scientists have shown that mass extinctions such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs could actually speed up evolution, leading to useful new adaptations - in robots at least.

    Daily Mail - Sciencetech (UK)
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