Germany's GDP slumped by the most in four years in Q4 2012, with French, Italian and Japanese growth also contracting more than expected on the quarter.
According to initial estimates, German GDP fell 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012; the biggest drop since the fourth quarter of 2008. French Q4 GDP, meanwhile, fell by 0.3%. Slumping export numbers...
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The long-promised robotics revolution has arrived. True, it is not quite what people imagined only a few decades ago. The humanoid automata beloved by science fiction are still at best fringe novelties.