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Uber unveils ambitious plans for a fleet of flying taxis

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:13:25 +0000

Several months after an Uber executive first revealed that the transportation network company was exploring the potential use of flying car technology, the firm has officially announced their plans to test vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles within the next three years. According to Slashgear, the announcement came during a press event held in Dallas […]

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Facebook is building a brain-computer interface to let you type with your mind

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:47:53 +0000

Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a project in development at a secretive R&D division headed up by a former Pentagon research chief: a brain-computer interface that could purportedly enable people to type with their thoughts – at speeds far exceeding traditional input methods. According to Reuters and The Verge, the project is in the works at […]

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This brick-laying robot could put thousands of people out of a job

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:16:34 +0000

A construction robot capable of laying bricks five-times faster than a human worker is reportedly coming to the UK within the next few months, and the news has reignited the debate over the use of technology to replace employees on the worksite, according to recent published reports. Known as the Semi-Automated Mason or SAM, the […]

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New polymer could make broken phone screens a thing of the past

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:37:03 +0000

Few things in this day and age are as disheartening as seeing your smart phone fall to the ground and witnessing its screen crack or shatter, knowing that you’ll either have to pay to get it repaired or go to the effort of replacing the device entirely. But what if there was another option? That […]

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Groundbreaking graphene sieve lets you drink seawater

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:38:44 +0000

In a breakthrough that could aid the millions of people living in areas lacking access to a supply of clean drinking water, researchers from the University of Manchester have developed a sieve make from graphene that could be used to efficiently filter salt out of seawater. The sieve, which is detailed in the latest issue […]

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Scientists convert a spinach leaf into human heart tissue

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:19:59 +0000

Typically, when medical experts say that spinach is good for your heart, they mean that eating the leafy greens can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, but researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts have taken things in a different direction. In a study currently available online and scheduled to appear in the May […]

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US Government Declassifies Cold War Nuclear Test Footage

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:32:20 +0000

Hundreds of films showing US nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1962 have been found, analyzed and declassified by physicists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), officials at the California-based research facility announced this week in a statement. According to the laboratory, the US conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests over that span, and each […]

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The Matrix could be getting a reboot– and we’re excited

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:36:11 +0000

The Matrix franchise looks set to return to movie theater screens, in the form of a remake of the much-loved original. The Hollywood Reporter suggests that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a reboot of what is regarded as a classic in both the sci-fi and action genres. Trending on social media early this morning, the […]

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This iPhone case has an Android phone on the back, and it’s the coolest thing ever

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:09:12 +0000

Even been out and about with your iPhone, and found yourself wishing all of a sudden that it was an Android device instead? Me neither, but apparently someone out there has, or else the idea for the Eye phone case would never have been born (or had its campaign posted on Kickstarter). What exactly is […]

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Levi’s and Google are making a ‘smart jacket’ for $350

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:00:42 +0000

A year after its unveiling, Levi’s has finally announced a release date for its ‘smart jacket’. Produced in a collaboration with Google, the Levi’s Commuter Trucker jacket is capable of connecting to a smartphone and controlling a few of its functions. Over the weekend at SXSW, the jacket, available in both men’s and women’s varieties, […]

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