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Team develops ‘Fake News Vaccine’– too little too late

Inoculation is generally thought of as a technique designed to protect the body from invading viruses, but some research has shown that same technique can also be translated to protect against misinformation. In a new study published in the journal…

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Social media makes people more narrow-minded, study finds

Ideally an outlet for people with different viewpoints to interact and cultivate understanding, Facebook and other forms of social media could actually make us more isolated and create an “echo chamber” of sorts that confirms our existing biases, according to…

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Screen time may actually be beneficial to teens, study finds

Parents have long been told to limit the amount of time their children spend watching television or playing computer games, but a new study has found that a certain amount of screen time each day isn't harmful– it might actually…

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Woman dies of infection no antibiotic could treat

A report published this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details the death of a Nevada woman from an infection that was resistant to all 26 antibiotics available in the US. Increasing resistance to antibiotics is a…

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New Report: China takes global lead in clean energy

In spite of the regular reports of heavy smog related to pollution in China's major cities, the country continues to make the transition to clean energy at breakneck speed. In a five-year plan released recently, China published goals which would…

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UC engineer: Many of today’s children won’t learn how to drive

Some of the youngest children in America right now will never drive a car as a result of automation, according to a prediction from a leading robotics and automation researcher. Speaking with The San Diego Union-Tribune, Henrik Christensen, from the…

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Just 3,000 ride-sharing cars could replace 14,000 taxis in New York City

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have completely disrupted the transportation industry and according to a new study from MIT, a fleet of 3,000 ride-sharing cars could completely replace the nearly 14,000 taxis currently serving New York City. To reach…

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Driverless trucks threaten millions of jobs, and we aren’t ready

The spread of self-driving tractor-trailers across the shipping industry could jeopardize the jobs of almost 1.7 million truck drivers, according to new research published last month by the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). The report said the jobs…

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VIDEO: Scientist shows how to build your own tractor beam at home

If you’ve ever found yourself watching Star Trek as the USS Enterprise used its tractor beam to immobilize a Klingon spacecraft and thought it’d be great to have one of your very own, you’re in luck, because a University of…

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iPhone manufacturer announces plans to automate factories

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing firm largely responsible for making the iPhone and several other mass-market tech devices has revealed plans to “automate entire factories” by replacing the majority of human employees with software and robots designed in-house. According to MacRumors…