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Robots map radiation in Fukushima nuclear plant 0 commentsRobotics

Robots map radiation in Fukushima nuclear plant

April 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Robots armed with new radiation-sensing cameras are performing surveys in areas of the stricken plant where radiation levels are too high for humans to enter.

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NailO: A thumbnail-mounted wireless trackpad 0 commentsElectronics

NailO: A thumbnail-mounted wireless trackpad

April 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing a new, wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature, wireless track pad. NailO was […]

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Shape Shifting Bacteria 0 commentsScience

Shape Shifting Bacteria

April 17, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Researchers analyzed how groups of rod-shaped E. coli bacteria dissolve their own cell walls and then, after generations, rebuild them.

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Symantec’s 2015 Internet Security Threat Report: The Cyber Landscape 0 commentsSecurity

Symantec’s 2015 Internet Security Threat Report: The Cyber Landscape

April 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

Download Symantec’s 2015 Internet Security Threat Report at http://www.symantec.com/security_response/publications/threatreport.jsp?cid=70150000000digEAAQ Cyberattackers are increasingly savvy, moving faster and causing greater damage. Symantec’s 2015 ISTR sheds light on […]

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Why Am I Upside-Down When I Look in a Spoon? 0 commentsScience

Why Am I Upside-Down When I Look in a Spoon?

April 16, 2015 at 11:45 am

We’d like to know why you’re staring at yourself in a spoon in the first place. But we can at least answer the question of […]

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Robot Chef Serves Up the Future of Home Cooking 0 commentsEngineering

Robot Chef Serves Up the Future of Home Cooking

April 16, 2015 at 11:31 am

Moley Robotics makes cooking a thing of the past, as the Robochef memorizes movement to create gourmet meals. Joel Flynn reports. Video provided by Reuters

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Detecting Rare Cancer Cells with Sound Waves 0 commentsEngineering

Detecting Rare Cancer Cells with Sound Waves

April 7, 2015 at 12:11 pm

A team of engineers from MIT, Penn State University, and Carnegie Mellon University is developing a novel way to isolate rare circulating tumor cells using […]

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The Machine That Removes and Replaces Railroad Tracks 0 commentsEngineering

The Machine That Removes and Replaces Railroad Tracks

April 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

It used to take quite a railroad gang to dig up old rails, replace the gravel and sleepers beneath and then lay down fresh tracks. […]

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Full-Sized Replica of TARS Costume from Interstellar 0 commentsOffbeat

Full-Sized Replica of TARS Costume from Interstellar

April 7, 2015 at 11:58 am

This is my full-sized walking replica of the robot TARS from the movie Interstellar. It took 3 months to build, and was unveiled at Emerald […]

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Oxygen OS on the OnePlus One 0 commentsGadgets

Oxygen OS on the OnePlus One

April 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

Oxygen OS – A fresh new clean ROM from OnePlus!

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Why TV Binging Might Increase Diabetes Risk 0 commentsHealth

Why TV Binging Might Increase Diabetes Risk

April 6, 2015 at 10:47 am

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have linked long periods of TV watching to an increased risk of diabetes.

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Eye vs. Camera 0 commentsScience

Eye vs. Camera

April 6, 2015 at 10:40 am

Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly as a video camera would. But the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of […]

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Smoke machine? Portal to hell? Mysterious black ring in sky baffles Kazakh village 0 commentsOffbeat

Smoke machine? Portal to hell? Mysterious black ring in sky baffles Kazakh village

April 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

A strange black circle was spotted in the sky above a village in northern Kazakhstan. Baffled residents captured the mysterious spectacle on video as it […]

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Revealing the Role of Microbes in Controlling Contaminants 0 commentsEnvironment

Revealing the Role of Microbes in Controlling Contaminants

April 3, 2015 at 10:53 am

In Rifle, Colorado, Berkeley Lab earth scientist, Kenneth Hurst Williams, highlights the role subsurface microbial communities can play in controlling the flow of contaminants in […]

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Seeing Air Travel In A Whole New Light 0 commentsSoftware

Seeing Air Travel In A Whole New Light

April 3, 2015 at 10:50 am

New software reroutes planes in mid-flight, saving airlines money.

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