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Google unveils new AI-backed search tool for job seekers

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:43:33 +0000

Hunting for employment online has just gotten a whole lot easier thanks to a new AI tool from Google that will allow job seekers to access postings from many of the top databases using only the search engine on the Mountain View, California-based firm’s main website. Dubbed “Google for Jobs,” the technology will allow job […]

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Criminals are using drones to airdrop drugs and porn into prison

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:50:29 +0000

Amazon is experimenting with drone delivery in hopes to ship your impulse buys through the air, but a much seedier group seems to have already mastered the craft– much to the chagrin of law enforcement groups across the United States. According to a report published this weekend by USA Today, drones have been used on […]

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Chinese scientists build the first quantum satellite network

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:43:45 +0000

A Chinese satellite placed into orbit last summer has successfully used the laws of quantum mechanics to transmit information to Earth using an essentially unbreakable communications channel, according to BBC News and Los Angeles Times reports published Thursday. The experimental satellite known as Micius was launched from the Gobi desert in August 2016, and it […]

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MIT creates bacteria-powered clothing straight out of science fiction

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:42:33 +0000

The exercise gear of the future could be covered in living microbial cells capable of expanding and shrinking in response to changes in humidity, thus allowing an athlete’s body to cool down after sensing increases in body heat and sweat, according to a team of researchers at MIT. In fact, Dr. Wen Wang, a former […]

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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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