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Robosquirrel survives the sequester

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As budget axes begin to fall, lines grow at airports and federal employees prepare for furlough days, one taxpayer-funded project has emerged unscathed: the robosquirrel, a $325,000 experimental biorobotic animal, which will continue to receive its funding from the National Science Foundation as scheduled. The robosquirrel’s funding is enough to pay for 112 furlough days,...