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Facebook is building a brain-computer interface to let you type with your mind

Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a project in development at a secretive R&D division headed up by a former Pentagon research chief: a brain-computer interface that could purportedly enable people to type with their thoughts – at speeds far exceeding traditional…

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This brick-laying robot could put thousands of people out of a job

A construction robot capable of laying bricks five-times faster than a human worker is reportedly coming to the UK within the next few months, and the news has reignited the debate over the use of technology to replace employees on…

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New polymer could make broken phone screens a thing of the past

Few things in this day and age are as disheartening as seeing your smart phone fall to the ground and witnessing its screen crack or shatter, knowing that you’ll either have to pay to get it repaired or go to…

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Groundbreaking graphene sieve lets you drink seawater

In a breakthrough that could aid the millions of people living in areas lacking access to a supply of clean drinking water, researchers from the University of Manchester have developed a sieve make from graphene that could be used to…

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Scientists convert a spinach leaf into human heart tissue

Typically, when medical experts say that spinach is good for your heart, they mean that eating the leafy greens can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, but researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts have taken things in a…

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US Government Declassifies Cold War Nuclear Test Footage

Hundreds of films showing US nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1962 have been found, analyzed and declassified by physicists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), officials at the California-based research facility announced this week in a statement. According…

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The Matrix could be getting a reboot– and we’re excited

The Matrix franchise looks set to return to movie theater screens, in the form of a remake of the much-loved original. The Hollywood Reporter suggests that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a reboot of what is regarded as a classic…

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This iPhone case has an Android phone on the back, and it’s the coolest thing ever

Even been out and about with your iPhone, and found yourself wishing all of a sudden that it was an Android device instead? Me neither, but apparently someone out there has, or else the idea for the Eye phone case…

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Levi’s and Google are making a ‘smart jacket’ for $350

A year after its unveiling, Levi’s has finally announced a release date for its ‘smart jacket’. Produced in a collaboration with Google, the Levi’s Commuter Trucker jacket is capable of connecting to a smartphone and controlling a few of its…

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IBM figured out how to turn a single atom into a hard drive

As part of the never-ending quest to store more and more data in increasingly smaller spaces, a team from IBM Research has announced that it has managed to discover a way to read and write data to and from a…