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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIY gun control: The people taking matters into their own hands

    With the Trump administration stripping away firearms legislation, can citizen scientists and technologists rein in the excesses of US gun culture? ...

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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Desk traffic lights show when you’re too busy for interruptions

    The FlowLight system tracks how busy workers are on their computers *– and warns off colleagues if you are not to be disturbed More...

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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Does mind-hack tech mean your brain needs its own legal rights?

    Neurotechnology increasingly offers ways to influence and extract information from our brains. Do minds need new legal protections, wonders Jamais...

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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Robots taught to work alongside humans by giving high fives

    By watching videos of people interacting with one other, Baxter robots learned to respond to social cues in a more human-like way More...

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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Electric shocks could help you perfect your running technique

    FootStriker uses electrical muscle stimulation to improve your running style – and early tests suggest that it might have a big impact More...

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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to usher in an AI future with gain rather than pain

    The consent of the people will be needed if the machine learning revolution is to succeed, says Paul Marks More...

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  1. Crunch time for bitcoin as it faces last chance to go mainstream

    Bitcoin is at a crossroads. One route will make it as easy to use as a debit card, the other ends in obscurity. Can its users agree on its future? ...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-27-2017 05:05 AM
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  2. Google’s new project will gather health data from 10,000 people

    Verily’s Project Baseline is set to study the genes, microbiomes and well-being of US volunteers, but it might not cover enough people to give useful...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-24-2017 07:35 PM
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  3. AI learns to play video game from instructions in plain English

    Taking advice from humans helped an AI beat tough Atari game Montezuma’s Revenge. The approach shows how anyone could help teach AI new real-world...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-24-2017 07:35 PM
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  4. A population paradox could help us outrun our doom

    Our lust for growth as a species and economically spells our downfall, argues a new book, Scale. But we may have overlooked the way to save ourselves...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-23-2017 12:24 AM
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  5. Drones listen in on bats to reveal their in-flight secrets

    Using ultrasonic detectors, drones in the air and on the water are detecting bat calls, in the hope of finding out what the mammals get up to when...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-23-2017 12:24 AM
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  6. Why better technology won’t stop violent videos going viral

    A graphic killing video on Facebook has sparked calls for technological fixes. But these ignore the fact that Facebook's biggest problem is not...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-23-2017 12:24 AM
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  7. Has the social media political bubble theory just been popped?

    If life online drives increasingly partisan attitudes, how come offline older generations are getting polarised quicker than the young, wonders Lara...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-21-2017 06:25 AM
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  8. Facebook banks on virtual reality as the future of socialising

    New tools from Facebook suggest that in the future we will talk to our friends in a virtual reality chat room and enhance our communications with AR...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-21-2017 06:25 AM
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  9. Better than a ballot box: Could digital democracy win your vote?

    Online tools are revitalising old democratic practices – and might even mean the end for politicians. We look at the pros and cons of the new people...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-19-2017 02:57 PM
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  10. Unlocking the online potential of disadvantaged young people

    The Prince’s Trust is looking for volunteer e-mentors to help young people find their feet on the web and beyond More...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-19-2017 02:57 PM
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  11. Start-up uses biometrics to tailor music for good night’s sleep

    Trouble kipping? Boston-based Sync Project is collecting heart-rate data from music lovers to see if it can tweak tracks for better relaxation ...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-15-2017 05:32 PM
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  12. Our ability to think in a random way peaks at 25 then declines

    It’s harder than you think to make up a random sequence. Our ability to do so *changes with age – and could give insight into cognitive decline ...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-14-2017 11:02 PM
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  13. Virtual syringe lets surgeons practise piercing skin and muscle

    A virtual reality simulation of knee replacement surgery uses a stylus with haptic feedback so doctors can feel their way as they inject a painkiller...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-14-2017 09:10 AM
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  14. EVE Online gamers will seek real exoplanets in virtual universe

    A new citizen science initiative within the EVE Online game will ask players to find distant worlds lurking in data from space observatory missions ...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-14-2017 09:10 AM
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  15. 4D printing makes objects that assemble themselves when heated

    A fast 4D-printing technique could be used to make drug capsules that snap open in the body or flat-pack furniture that puts itself together ...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-14-2017 09:10 AM
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  16. Make like a leaf: How copying photosynthesis can change society

    Fusing living cells with our best light-harvesting technology could lead to cyborg factories for clean energy and new compounds. And not just on...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-13-2017 05:01 AM
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  17. Robot volleyball machine helps Japan team practise attacks

    Robotic arms whizz along the net so volleyball players can rehearse “spikes” against defensive blockers, and the system can be set-up to mimic...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-13-2017 05:01 AM
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  18. Mega-canals could slice through continents for giant ships

    The Panama Canal may soon have a giant neighbour across Nicaragua – and two huge waterways could be built in Asia. Will they help or hurt the...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-12-2017 01:04 PM
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  19. Drone maps mines to explore unsafe caverns and seek out minerals

    Australian government researchers are equipping drones with cameras and sonar so they can explore parts of old mines that are unsafe for people to...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-11-2017 02:24 PM
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  20. Twisted semiconductors could help project moving holograms

    A new method for mass-assembling pasta-shaped semiconductors could one day help you call upon Obi-Wan Kenobi with your smartphone More...

    Started by NewsBot, 04-11-2017 02:24 PM
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