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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Dark web crackdown as two biggest markets are taken offline

    The police sting hit two markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, that were responsible for the trading of over 350, 000 illicit goods such as drugs, firearms...

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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisions

    When they get special treatment, they can make new technologies go viral Ė but when they donít, their real power is in putting the rest of us off ...

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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Throwaway culture: The truth about recycling

    We take it for granted that recycling is the best way to dispose of waste. But is that just greenwash? New Scientist sorts through the trash so that...

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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: How the dark webís gunrunners covertly ship US weapons to Europe

    Lax gun laws make the US the number one distributor of weapons on the dark web, with Europe the most profitable destination More...

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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Plastics made fireproof thanks to mother-of-pearl mimic

    A method for quickly coating objects in a thin, environmentally safe mother-of-pearl-like film could protect food or electronics from the elements ...

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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bioinspired tube robot can sneak round corners and turn on taps

    It sounds nightmarish, but a robot that "grows" like a plant at speeds of up to 35 kilometres per hour could be surprisingly useful More...

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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Robot physical therapist helps people walk again after a stroke

    A robotic harness controlled by a neural network can adjust a personís balance and muscle activity to help them walk normally after a spinal injury...

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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: An app a day keeps the doctor away

    Healthcare is poised for an upheaval, with the arrival of artificially intelligent health apps that could replace visits to the doctor More...

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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: We could build a galactic internet but it may take 300,000 years

    By using the timing of planetsí orbits around their stars, all the advanced civilizations that may exist in the Milky Way could communicate More...

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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Buzz of drones is more annoying than any other kind of vehicle

    NASA study suggests that the noise from delivery drones will be more irritating than any other delivery method, regardless of how quietly they fly ...

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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Quantum simulator with 51 qubits is largest ever

    Although not a full-blown quantum computer, the simulator could be used to study the interactions between atoms More...

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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Find your next must-play game by flying through a virtual galaxy

    Letting algorithms suggest games and movies we might like could trap us in a filter bubble. Showing the choices as a navigable galaxy let us pick...

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  1. AI doctors should improve healthcare, but not at any cost

    Algorithms can already outperform specialists at disease diagnosis, but we must come up with a clear framework for what data they are allowed to use...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-17-2017 11:13 PM
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  2. AI coach will train hopeless chatbots to pass the Turing test

    A neural network trained to rate how human-like an AI is could turn Alexa and Siri into much more convincing conversation partners More...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-15-2017 04:28 AM
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  3. Hailing e-Volvos as imminent saviours of the planet is nonsense

    High praise was heaped on Volvo when it said it would stop making cars powered only by petrol or diesel. This is no revolution, says Olive Heffernan...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-14-2017 06:51 PM
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  4. Artificial Intelligence ushers in the era of superhuman doctors

    Non-human intelligence will soon be a standard part of your medical care Ė if it isnít already. Can you trust it? More...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-14-2017 06:51 PM
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  5. Laws of mathematics donít apply here, says Australian PM

    Inspired by the UKís Investigatory Powers Act, Malcolm Turnbull has proposed a new cybersecurity law to circumvent encryption Ė and he wonít be...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-14-2017 06:51 PM
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  6. Use waste rather than crops for biofuels, says UK report

    Liquid biofuels can help reduce carbon emissions, but the focus should be on making them from wastes such as cooking oil, says major review More...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-14-2017 06:51 PM
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  7. Swiss bank becomes first to offer bitcoin to its richest clients

    Asset managers at Falcon Private Bank can now buy and store bitcoins for its investors. But is this missing the point of decentralised currencies? ...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-14-2017 12:30 AM
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  8. Real reform must follow ruling on flawed NHS-DeepMind data deal

    The NHS has been censured for the way it shared patient data with DeepMind. Meaningful checks on big tech's healthcare ambitions must follow, says...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-14-2017 12:30 AM
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  9. Video stored in live bacterial genome using CRISPR gene editing

    Cutting and pasting information into living DNA could theoretically safeguard complex records through a nuclear apocalypse More...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-14-2017 12:30 AM
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  10. Glove turns sign language into text for real-time translation

    The 26 letters of American Sign Language have been coded so far, letting people who are deaf and do not write English communicate easily with anyone...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-14-2017 12:30 AM
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  11. Nations of the world agree to ban nuclear weapons Ė now what?

    Most of the worldís countries have agreed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, but with the nuclear powers boycotting it, will it make a difference? ...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-12-2017 08:40 PM
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  12. Why your favourite websites are protesting over the netís future

    A campaign on 12 July opposes repeal of US net neutrality laws that ensure all web traffic is treated equally, but to succeed it must spark a wider...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-12-2017 08:40 PM
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  13. Transformer robots can be printed on demand in just 13 minutes

    A reconfigurable robot made only from wire and motors can be printed to suit your needs. When the job is done, simply recycle it into a new robot ...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-12-2017 11:16 AM
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  14. Online harassment on the rise Ė but no one can agree what it is

    People in the US want more policing of online harassment, but the varying ways it affects different groups make it difficult to agree on a definition...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-12-2017 11:16 AM
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  15. Brain-training game fails test against regular computer games

    A study that pitted the Lumosity brain-training program against other computer games suggests itís no better than them at improving your cognitive...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-11-2017 12:25 PM
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  16. Quantum cheques could be a forgery-free way to move money

    Using IBMís cloud-based quantum computer, researchers have shown that itís possible to create ultra-secure cheques with quantum technology More...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-11-2017 12:25 PM
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  17. The ethics issue: Should we stop doing science?

    Scientific research may lead to benefits and advances, but they seem to go hand-in-hand with death and destruction. Should we quit while we're ahead?...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-11-2017 12:25 PM
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  18. How Californian design helped us to transform the world

    The powerful idea of design shaping societies connects us directly to the 1960s, shows a new book accompanying the London exhibition, California:...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-10-2017 01:54 PM
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  19. Futuristic artwork captures sounds to celebrate famous airfield

    A futuristic sound sculpture at the UKís Imperial War Museumís Duxford site tells 100 stories - using technology invented by Alexander Graham Bell ...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-09-2017 11:28 PM
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  20. The ethics issue: Should we let synthetic life forms loose?

    New forms of life could help tackle problems from famine to global warming, but releasing them into the wild raises biosafety concerns More...

    Started by NewsBot, 07-09-2017 02:31 PM
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