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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: End-of-life chatbot can help you with difficult final decisions

    A virtual assistant helps people who are terminally ill feel less anxious about death and more ready to complete their last will and testament ...

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    The UK's National Health Service and 10 big firms are experimenting with CoachBot, which replaces "coaching and development" staff with an automated...

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  1. Facebook allowed adverts to be targeted at ‘Jew haters’

    Facebook's ad-placing software allowed an investigative news site to target advertising at users who declared an interest in anti-Semitic topics ...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-16-2017 03:57 PM
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  2. Vaccine and booster shot delivered together in degradable cubes

    Microscopic degradable polymer cubes stuffed with vaccines could spell the end of booster jabs, and lead to a single vaccine that protects against...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-16-2017 03:57 PM
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  3. Robot made from a DNA strand could deliver cargo in your blood

    Micromachine with two feet and two arms could pick up and deliver drugs in the bloodstream or build chemical compounds, one tiny step at a time ...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-16-2017 03:57 PM
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  4. Tears for Cassini: why it’s OK to well up over a lump of metal

    Expect more of the modern phenomenon of mass mourning for a machine when the space probe Cassini makes its death dive into Saturn, says Joelle...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-16-2017 03:57 PM
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  5. It’s too easy for bioterrorists to access dangerous research

    The systems designed to stop potentially risky research being published and used to make weapons of terror have “multiple shortcomings”, warns US...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-16-2017 03:57 PM
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  6. New £10 note suggests that a cashless society is a long way off

    Even though cashless payments are more popular than ever, we probably won’t be saying bye to cash for a long time – and that’s a good thing More...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-14-2017 04:13 PM
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  7. AI spots Alzheimer’s brain changes years before symptoms emerge

    A machine-learning algorithm that examines MRI scans can identify alterations in how different regions of the brain are connected that indicate...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-14-2017 04:13 PM
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  8. Why China’s green ambitions will make it the next world leader

    As the US under Donald Trump turns its back on climate change, China's globalisation agenda could catalyse a green revolution that will make it a...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-14-2017 04:13 PM
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  9. Cassini to live-stream its final moments in Saturn’s atmosphere

    Before the Cassini spacecraft ends its 20-year mission by disintegrating in Saturn’s atmosphere, we have one last chance for new information on the...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-13-2017 05:35 PM
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  10. Why the iPhone X’s Face ID is a terrible way to secure your data

    Apple’s latest phone promises to unlock on seeing your face, and police forces are deploying similar tech to catch criminals – but problems dog the...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-13-2017 05:35 PM
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  11. Failed electric buses remind us that roads not taken do matter

    Human actions rather than technology undermined London's electric buses 100 years ago, showing there's plenty to be learned by revisiting the past ...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-12-2017 05:42 PM
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  12. Shoe sensor will protect your back from heavy lifting

    A couple of simple sensors placed inside a normal shoe and safety hat could alert you when bad posture is about to cause you a nasty injury More...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-12-2017 05:42 PM
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  13. App creates augmented-reality tutorials from normal videos

    Want to fix your car or indulge in some molecular gastronomy? A system that generates the kind of AR tutorials that trains fighter jet engineers...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-11-2017 04:05 PM
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  14. 7 crazy transport systems that didn’t go the distance

    New York nearly had a pneumatic subway, and the US military thought about sending their soldiers abroad on rockets. Find out why these and other...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-09-2017 12:03 AM
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  15. Equifax data breach hits nearly half of US – and isn’t over yet

    “Horrendous” hack of Equifax, a US firm responsible for millions of people’s credit ratings, is not the biggest in US history, but the data is the...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-08-2017 02:56 PM
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  16. How crooks stalled the rise of electric cars for 100 years

    Battery-powered buses could have killed off the internal combustion engine long ago, if only the company making them hadn't been run by swindlers ...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-08-2017 02:56 PM
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  17. Even a mask won’t hide you from the latest face recognition tech

    A machine learning algorithm has been taught to see through basic disguises, and could identify protesters and criminals hiding their faces – and...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-08-2017 02:56 PM
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  18. Siri and Alexa can be turned against you by ultrasound whispers

    Voice assistants can be controlled using sounds above the range of human hearing and used to download malware, make video calls and post on social...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-07-2017 08:59 PM
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  19. This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computers

    Revamping the qubit to allow it to communicate across greater distances makes room for the electronics needed to power a quantum computer More...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-06-2017 08:39 PM
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  20. Enter the world of virtual dating with pigeons and dream daddies

    A wave of video games that let you practice your dating etiquette are not necessarily as superficial as they seem More...

    Started by NewsBot, 09-06-2017 08:39 PM
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