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  1. Web firms shunning neo-Nazi site isn’t necessarily good news

    The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer has been booted out by web services for crossing moral lines, but should tech firms decide what we see online? ...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-17-2017 06:25 PM
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  2. Self-healing jelly bot regenerates when stabbed – just add heat

    Soft robots are perfect for delicate tasks, but their softness makes them too fragile to use. Now a regenerating robotic material could solve the...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-17-2017 06:25 PM
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  3. We can program robots not to get all up in our personal space

    Predictive programming lets robots navigate tight hallways or wait at doorways without jostling passers-by or bumping into obstacles in their way ...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-17-2017 06:25 PM
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  4. Can smart tech really solve Brexit’s UK-Ireland border problem?

    The UK government has called for "technology-based solutions" to manage the Irish border, but the means to track the flow of goods and people may not...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-17-2017 06:25 PM
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  5. Google-sponsored private moon race delayed for the fourth time

    Competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize now have until 31 March 2018 to land a spacecraft on the moon More...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-17-2017 06:25 PM
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  6. Atomic Legoland: How to build wonder stuff from the atom up

    Miracle materials that would supercharge clean energy are on the cards now we can play with individual atoms. We just need to work out how to arrange...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-17-2017 07:21 AM
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  7. Tiny robots crawl through mouse’s stomach to heal ulcers

    Bacterial infections in mice have been cleared up by bubble-propelled micromotors that swim through the stomach and release*antibiotic payloads - and...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-17-2017 07:21 AM
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  8. Twitch gamers live-stream their vital signs to keep fans hooked

    In the fight for audiences in online gaming, displaying a player’s heart rate and mood alongside the game could well be a winning strategy More...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-16-2017 09:39 AM
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  9. How US diplomats may have been attacked by sonic weapons in Cuba

    Acoustic weapons are shrouded in mystery - now, US and Canadian diplomats seem to be suffering from the symptoms of an attack. Here's what could have...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-15-2017 06:14 PM
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  10. The playful inventor whose copper-whiskered mouse led us to AIs

    Claude Shannon laid the groundwork for the information age, with the help of a wooden mouse that could navigate mazes, and other seriously unserious...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-15-2017 06:14 PM
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  11. AI artist conjures up convincing fake worlds from memories

    An algorithm trained on real streets can create realistic-looking imaginary ones, and could one day be used to generate highly realistic video game...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-15-2017 06:14 PM
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  12. Smart cameras spot when hospital staff don’t wash their hands

    One in 20 people admitted to hospital pick up an infection while they’re there, but cameras tracking people’s movements could spot who’s spreading...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-15-2017 06:14 PM
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  13. There is a good case to unleash job-killing AI on the high seas

    Life on a container ship can be hellish, so maybe we shouldn't mourn the loss of these roles too much as the first crewless vessels take shape, says...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-12-2017 02:15 PM
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  14. Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon

    A hack that manipulated the location of 20 ships in the Black Sea may be the first use of GPS spoofing, a form of cyberwarfare capable of widespread...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-12-2017 02:35 AM
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  15. DeepMind AI teaches itself about the world by watching videos

    AI usually relies on humans to label the world for them, but a new system from DeepMind learns to recognise images and sounds by matching up what it...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-11-2017 01:35 AM
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  16. DeepMind dojo will train AI to beat human StarCraft players

    The next big game in AI’s sights is so close to real life that cracking it could lead to major advances in artificial intelligence. One player is...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-10-2017 02:19 PM
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  17. We can stop hacking and trolls, but it would ruin the internet

    A new way to run the internet would scupper ransomware and hacking, but its authoritarian backers could control everything we do online More...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-10-2017 02:19 PM
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  18. Science fiction picks: Time for a reality check

    In this season’s crop of science fiction, the world turns to putty in our hands, we dodge “calendrical rot” and worry about absolute truth More...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-10-2017 02:05 AM
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  19. Nuclear reactors on rockets may fuel future crewed trips to Mars

    NASA’s push to develop a rocket engine powered by a nuclear reactor could create a faster, lighter spaceship and cut the trip to Mars down to four...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-09-2017 12:59 AM
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  20. Old Scientist: How to make a car chase really boring

    Cars hurt the planet in many ways, but the New Scientist archives for August reveal one that may be news to you. Plus a dull response to criminals’...

    Started by NewsBot, 08-07-2017 08:01 PM
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