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Amazon will open high-tech grocery stores with no checkout line

E-commerce giant Amazon.com officially entered the brick-and-mortar world on Monday as it unveiled a cashier-less grocery store in the company’s hometown of Seattle, and reports indicate that the 1,800-square-foot location is only the first part of a much larger plan.…

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This supercapacitor could let you charge your phone in five seconds

Cell phones batteries that lose storage capacity after 18 months and take 30 minutes to charge may become a thing of the past as a study team from the University of Central Florida has developed a groundbreaking supercapacitor. In a…

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Michigan becomes the first state to legalize driverless cars

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is projected to soon sign a bill that will result in the state becoming the first to legalize driverless cars. A key aspect of that law would also permit a fleet of driverless trucks to travel…

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Automation is coming: 60 percent of today’s students chase jobs that won’t exist in 10 years

Improvements in artificial intelligence and robotic technology will eventually take over so many jobs that the government will need to provide displaced workers with a basic universal income just to ensure their survival, according to one tech industry giant. Elon…

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Leaked report shows ‘lawbreaking’ EmDrive engine is functional

An experimental engine that appears to breach the laws of physics may actually be functional, a new report has indicated. A contentious and perplexing engine design referred to as the EmDrive was able to create small quantities of thrust in…

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Wireless brain implant lets paralyzed monkeys walk again

In a breakthrough that could one day help people with paraplegia walk again, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) have helped paralyzed monkeys regain the use of their legs following a spinal cord injury using…

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Man builds Amazon’s Alexa into singing fish, horror ensues

Technological know-how combined with boredom and/or curiosity can be both a terrifying and wonderful thing, as demonstrated by the work of developer Brian Kane, who recently hacked his Alexa digital assistant so that its voice comes from the mouth of…

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White House announces major plan to build more EV charging stations

On Thursday, the Obama Administration announced it would establish 48 national electric-vehicle (EV) charging networks on almost 25,000 miles of highway in 35 states. The White House added that 28 states utilities, vehicle manufacturers, and organizations have agreed to collaborate…

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Chinese firm plans to build the world’s fastest commercial maglev

A Chinese train manufacturer that is among the largest such outfits on the planet is looking to develop a new type of magnetic levitation (maglev) train that will reportedly be able to travel at record-setting speeds of 600 km/hr (373…

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What’s the best platform for hosting your website?

The internet is a wonderful thing. Never before in human history could we share so much information with so many people. You can get in on this-- starting your own website is easier than ever before. We wanted to provide…