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Google Glass: Redefining Tech Ethics

Google Glass, is a cool new device being developed by tech giant Google. It is a wearable specs running on Android (which is also developed by Google), that enables people to surf the net, GPS, s...


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Pearl Hill - A very good place to start hill-climb cycling

Pearl Hill, an upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah, Penang where you can find a forest trail filled with bitumen ensures a smoother ride. A very good place for cyclist to start their decent h...


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Hawking predicts uploading the brain into a computer

[+] Professor Stephen Hawking has predicted that it could be possible to preserve a mind as powerful as his on a computer — but not with technology existing today, The Telegraph repor...


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How Much Longer Can Earth Support Life?

Even if an errant asteroid, nuclear holocaust or other disaster don'...


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This Is What the Sun Will Look Like As It Dies

  Some time in the distant future — the really distant future, like 5 billion years or so — our sun will begin to run out of fuel. It will begin to swell, its outer layers ex...


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No Battery Required for This Wireless Device

  Sending texts after a phone’s battery dies sounds impossible, right? Soon it might not, thanks to a new technology that not only uses TV and Wi-Fi signals for device communi...


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Why Humans Get Lost

In 1996, a ranger flying a helicopter over Death Valley, Calif., spotted a minivan in a wash near Anvil Canyon. That was ominous for several reasons: There was no road leading up to the spot, and th...


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Samsung Readies Galaxy Gear

The era of wearable electronics will dawn this fall now that Samsung is set to unveil its Galaxy Gear smartwatch early next month, just days before Apple’s iWatch is set to go on sale. This i...


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Sun-Powered Plane Solar Impulse Takes Off for Cross-Country Trip

Solar Impulse on a 2011 flight over Switzerland. Copyright Solar Impulse. The much-anticipated private solar-powered plane Solar Impulse took off from California this morning on a flight acr...


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Harmless T-Ray Vision Sees Through Boxes, Walls and Skin

New tetrahertz computer chips could be used to create smartphone sensors that can detect gestures and screen for cancer. Tiny T-ray chips are far smaller than a penny. Kaus...


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New Electronics Can Stretch, Flex and Even Dissolve in the Body

Pull apart any electrical device and you will find a riot of right angles, straight lines and flat, uncompromising silicon wafers. John Rogers is changing that. The 45-year-old materia...


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Machine turns sweat into drinking water

UNICEF, in collaboration with Gothia Cup, have developed the world's first sweat machine: a device that extracts moisture from clothes, purifies it and transforms it into water. This is achie...


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World's first lab-grown burger

5th August 2013 Last year, Dutch scientists demonstrated a rudimentary form of synthetic meat, consisting of thin strips of muscle tissue derived from a cow's stem cells. They have now gone...


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Battery design gets boost from aligned carbon nanotubes

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that could help make cell phone and electric car batteries last longer...


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World's first electric buses that charge as they drive

For the first time anywhere, electric buses can provide public transportation services that are recharged right from the road.     The Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV), developed by the Ko...


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Chinese 3D Printer Creates Human Tissue Parts

A research team in Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province has taken a big step toward fulfilling the dream of producing body parts that can be transplanted without fear of rejection. ...


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Self Driving cars in 2018?

rd to, and which ones you'd rather avoid.   ...


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High-tech tattoo can stop athletes hitting the wall

Just 3 miles from the summit of L'Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps, Chris Froome felt as if he were about to hit "the wall". Taking a rule-breaking sugar-gel cost him a 20-second penalty but h...


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Nudge: You're being manipulated – have you noticed?

DID you hear the one about the flies in the toilet? They took off, flew round the world, and started a revolution. It was 1999, and the authorities at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam were looking ...


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Three habitable worlds found around the same star

Aliens could be watching aliens watching aliens. That's a realistic prospect now that three potentially habitable planets – a record – have been glimpsed orbiting the same star. Earlier st...


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End of Universities?

Publishing, music, shopping, journalism – all revolutionized by the Internet. Next in line? Education. Now U.S. academics are offering world-class tuition — free — to anyone who can log o...


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The RoboRoach: control a living insect from your smartphone

RoboRoach The RoboRoach, a Kickstarter project, is the “world’s first commercially available cyborg” — part cockroach and part machine. The backpack communicat...


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Personal cloud

A startup that lets you have your own cloud servers at home is part of a movement that is turning its back on conventional cloud computing IS THIS the death of the cloud as we know it? Space Monke...


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Slimmer battery technology with Graphene

Graphene, the wonder material whose glittering array of electrical and thermal properties won its discoverers a Nobel prize in 2010, could soon be helping Apple's iPhones and iPads pack more pow...


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Single Gene Leads to Longer Lifespan Across Species

Mitochondria are the cell’s workhorse, transforming the calories we eat into useable energy. They have also been the subject of lots of scrutiny over longevity, since lifespan is intimately tie...


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Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat

Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at the University of California, Davis. The new fabric works like h...


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Stephen Hawking's prophecies to come true in 300 years

  Sooner or later, mankind will be forced to leave planet Earth - many scientists from different countries of the world share this idea. Reasons for that are plentiful: all kinds of disasters,...


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Robotic insect

Harvard roboticists have created a robotic insect the size of a paper clip and successfully test-flown it. Inspired by the biology of a fly, the intricate design is the culmination of 12 years...


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Where’s my flying car?

“Where’s my flying car?” Skeptics have trashed predictions of flying cars with this annoying question ever since the Jetsons. But now Terrafugia Inc. has announced feasibility studies o...


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One way Mars?

Mars One says it has received applications from more than 78,000 people in more than 120 countries for the Mars One astronaut selection program, in hopes of becoming a Mars settler in 2023. ...


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