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From Waterloo, Ont., to Cambodia, The Landmine Boys aims to defuse deadly bombs

TORONTO — Richard Yim was a teenager in Cambodia when he realized not all people live in near constant fear of being blown up by a landmine.

When he was eight years old, Yim’s aunt died after stepping on one of the millions of the devices that lie hidden on the country’s war-scarred landscape.

Fiat Chrysler, Google to co-operate on autonomous minivans

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler and Google will work together to more than double the size of Google’s self-driving vehicle fleet by adding 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans.

The companies announced the agreement on Tuesday, saying that Chrysler engineers would work with Google to install sensors and software so the vans can drive themselves.

Shipping containers offer welcome homes in Phoenix

PHOENIX — A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box.

The structures usually used to transport cargo have been transformed into eight apartments. Scuff marks, old serial numbers and shipping company logos remain, but a look inside each unit reveals a 740-square-foot modern home.

France shows off humanoid underwater exploration robot

MARSEILLE, France — French officials have unveiled a humanoid diving robot that they hope will give a big artificial hand to the practice of underwater archaeology.

Ocean One, which looks like something out of a scuba-diving sequel to “Transformers,” is the work of a team of roboticists, including Oussama Khatib of Stanford University.