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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Google on track for quantum computer breakthrough by end of 2017

    The search giant is testing a 20-qubit processor, its most powerful quantum chip yet, and says it will be able to outperform ordinary computers by...

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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Escape to the future with virtual reality

    Ahead of our Gamers' Club discussion at London's Barbican on 13 July, campaigning critic Pat Kane argues that play must transform politics More...

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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Volunteers teach AI to spot slavery sites from satellite images

    A crowdsourcing project is helping train a machine learning algorithm to identify possible sites of forced labour in South Asia from space More...

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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Radio powered by your own sweat hints at future of wearables*

    A small skin patch harnesses enough power from sweat to run a radio for 48 hours. The same technology could be used to power health sensors of the...

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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: This handy robot will iron your clothes so you don’t have to

    The TEO robot uses a camera to detect creases and can then "iteratively reduce the wrinkleness" of garments using a standard household iron More...

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  1. Private data of 198 million US voters accidentally leaked online

    The data, collected on behalf of the Republicans,*included phone numbers and addresses as well as assumptions about religion and ethnicity More...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-20-2017 09:34 PM
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  2. Smart doll fitted with AI chip can read your child’s emotions

    A battery-powered chip inside a doll can run AI algorithms without needing to pass information to the cloud and so will help keep data private ...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-20-2017 09:34 PM
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  3. Maths website stops you being ripped off by your flatmates

    Who pays what in a flat-share is a tricky problem. Results from website Spliddit show the maths of fair division gives the solutions people think are...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-18-2017 11:16 AM
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  4. Spectrum wars: The battle for the airwaves

    TV, mobiles, broadband, ID tags, tyre pressure sensors in your car: the radio spectrum may be our playground, but spectral noise is a nightmare for...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-16-2017 08:49 PM
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  5. How did London tower block fire spread so fast and kill so many?

    London's high-rise blaze was the worst such tragedy for many years. What can we glean so far about why it spiralled into a disaster, asks engineer...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-15-2017 10:47 PM
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  6. DeepMind now learns from human preferences – just like a toddler

    A new AI system can learn how to perform complex tasks with a little nudge here and there from a human onlooker* More...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-15-2017 01:40 PM
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  7. Chatbots learn how to negotiate and drive a hard bargain

    Bots may soon be able to book a holiday for you or help you buy or sell your house More...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-15-2017 01:40 PM
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  8. Wireless charger uses quantum trick to power gadgets on the move

    A self-adjusting system uses a concept called parity-time symmetry to still charge your gadget even when it’s moving around More...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-15-2017 01:40 PM
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  9. Phone metadata reveals where city migrants go and who they call

    An analysis of a month’s worth of telecoms metadata from Shanghai has given insights into how people adjust when they first arrive in a new city ...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-14-2017 07:18 PM
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  10. Defibrillator drones could save lives before ambulance arrives

    A trial in Sweden has found that drones carrying defibrillators can shave minutes off emergency response time, which could save hundreds of lives a...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-14-2017 07:18 PM
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  11. The quiet battle over science in the UK general election

    The big political parties have different pledges on R&D funding, but a bigger issue is what changes in free movement will mean for science in the UK...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-13-2017 09:12 PM
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  12. Ocean plastics from Haiti’s beaches turned into laptop packaging

    Laptop packaging is an unlikely new destination for plastic otherwise destined for oceans – but will it make a difference to the clean-up efforts? ...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-12-2017 05:07 PM
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  13. Smart jacket and VR headset let you pilot a drone with your body

    By converting body movements into commands, a pimped-up jacket could give people a more intuitive and fun way to pilot aerial drones More...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-12-2017 05:07 PM
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  14. Inventor hero was a one-man environmental disaster

    From poisonous cars to the destruction of the ozone layer, Thomas Midgley almost single-handedly invented a global environmental crisis, finds Fred...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-12-2017 05:07 PM
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  15. DeepMind’s neural network teaches AI to reason about the world

    Understanding the relationship between previously unseen objects is a key part of human intelligence, but a new system from DeepMind attempts to give...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-12-2017 05:07 PM
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  16. The stories we tell have the power to shape our future

    Stories about a better future can help break the dominance of the story that says you’re screwed, says legendary science fiction writer Kim Stanley...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-11-2017 09:33 PM
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  17. This science fiction trip is delightful, confusing – and risky

    Pinning down science fiction in a new exhibition may be a hopeless task. Just let Into the Unknown inspire you to boldly explore your own new...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-10-2017 02:36 PM
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  18. Artificial whisky taster has the palate of a connoisseur

    A technique involving fluorescent dyes can tell the age and origin of different spirits, and a fake from the genuine article – much like a whisky...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-09-2017 04:43 AM
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  19. Google blocker to eliminate bad ads and let users go ad-free

    The tech giant will bring it own ad blocker to Chrome next year, in the hope that blocking the worst ads will encourage users to put up with the rest...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-08-2017 12:31 PM
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  20. Robot dog has an artificial woof that sounds like the real thing

    The robo-dog’s bark is generated by a mammalian voice synthesiser which could help create realistic robot animal companions for use with the elderly...

    Started by NewsBot, 06-08-2017 12:31 PM
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