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Brave New World: Hawking’s Legacy May Have Led Us to Other Universes

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:35:00 +0300

Hawking’s last and most intriguing theory has emerged, shedding light on parallel universes.

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WATCH Test Flight of the World's Largest Jet Engine

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:59:06 +0300

The world's most sizeable jet engine, which is almost as wide as a Boeing 737's fuselage, also houses a 134-inch-diameter front fan, the biggest of its kind, according to General Electric.

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End of Aging and Way to Happiness: What Science Promises Us in Near Future

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:21:58 +0300

Year after year, scientists open up new possibilities for modern society. Latest scientific developments allow people to save more time and energy, and break free from routine in both the workplace and at home.

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Rise of the Funnybot: Machines May Soon Invent Jokes, Write Poems

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:19:50 +0300

Artificial intelligence (AI) could learn to create works of art better than humans in 10 years, Bjorn Schuller, an analyst and professor in machine intelligence, told Business Insider.

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Twitter May Ban Most Cryptocurrency Ads Amid Regulation Concerns

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:14:39 +0300

Twitter is reportedly considering banning advertisements for initial coin offerings (ICOs), token sales and cryptocurrency wallets globally.

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The JFK Speech That Never Happened: ‘Lost’ Address Digitally Constructed

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:06:00 +0300

Audio engineers have used cutting-edge sampling technology to assemble bits and pieces of speeches made by US President John F. Kennedy into the address he would have made if he had not been assassinated on November 22, 1963.

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Amazon Tests New Alexa Mode that Makes It Shut Up, Mostly

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:52:38 +0300

Amazon introduced a new “Brief Mode” that makes Alexa talk less. Not all smart home users get this feature now, though.

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‘Beast’ Facebook Spreading Race Hatred - UN Investigator

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:52:00 +0300

A UN reporter has called out Facebook as a tool for spreading “acrimony, dissension and conflict” in escalating what is now being called a genocide against ethnic Rohingya Muslims at the hands of Myanmar security forces and a supportive government.

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Human-Like Technology: WATCH Japanese Cyborg Copy Hand Gestures

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:17:00 +0300

MELTANT-α is a Japanese robot which has human-like technology inspired by living organisms, allowing it to mimic human body movements in real time.

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Cryptostrike: Is Trump Planning a Crackdown on Venezuela's 'Petro'?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:20:00 +0300

The Venezuelan government launched a new state-backed cryptocurrency to attract investors to the country, which is suffering from a major economic crisis. The country’s problems have forced its people to take to the streets, leading to multiple clashes with police. This has led to accusations of human rights violations, sanctions against Venezuela.

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PayPal Users Getting FAKE Letters About Cryptocurrency Ban

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:13:00 +0300

The company is currently investigating how perpetrator (s) got its users’ email addresses and managed to fake the signature. No reports of any PayPal wallet hacks, related to the email, have surfaced so far.

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Russian Scientists Unveil Secret of Mammal Whose Ancestors Survived Armageddon

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:51:25 +0300

The most recent studies have shown that they originate from mammals that inhabited the Earth roughly 73 million years ago. The Solenodon paradoxus is a rare mammal that uses venom to kill its victims.

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Is iOS 11 So Bugged That Apple Features Them in Its VIDEO Ads?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:27:08 +0300

The animation bug was reported months ago, but still made it to the recent ad devoted to the iPhone feature of unlocking a device via FaceID. It is far from being the only one haunting iOS 11.

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Uber Self-Driving Cars to Look Like 'Las Vegas Strip' With Flashing Lights

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:50:00 +0300

Technological progress doesn't rest on its laurels. US-based transportation network Uber has made another step to simplify people's lives by patenting a new technology for its self-driving cars.

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Mysterious Purple Aurora ‘Rainbows’ Finally Explained

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:55:01 +0300

A team of scientists led by Liz MacDonald has found an explanation for the mysterious aurora “rainbows” that have started popping up since 2015. it required an army of civilian photographers, though.

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More Than a Copycat: Seven Successfully Cloned Mammals

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:37:00 +0300

Chinese scientists startled the world January 28 by announcing they’d successfully cloned a monkey, sparking controversy about the possibility of human cloning not being far away. Let’s take a look at some other successfully cloned mammals.

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Pentagon Wants Armed Robot Combat Vehicles by 2020

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:57:02 +0300

After years of hesitancy about integrating armed robotic combat vehicles into fighting forces, the US Army is calling for prototypes of “optionally manned” vehicles for troops to test in 2019 and begin using as soon as 2020, according to new reports.

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Students in Afghanistan Develop a Wooden Drone (VIDEO)

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:09:45 +0300

A group of students at a university in Kabul have created an unmanned aircraft from wood. The group’s leader, student Fayaz Safa, revealed details of the project to Sputnik.

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NASA Plans Giant Spacecraft to Defend Earth by Nuking Deadly Asteroids

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:29:36 +0300

Dangerous space rocks are constantly on the move in our Solar System and our planet can be hit at any time. That is why scientists around the world are developing programs to map these asteroids and prevent them from hitting Earth.

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Facebook Issues Apology for Shocking Child Abuse Video Suggestions

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:33:00 +0300

Social media giant Facebook has issued an apology to its users in response to criticism of a search suggestions malfunction, which suggested “bizarre, vulgar and upsetting searches” to users of the social network.

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