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‘Eagle Eye’ system might allow for hi-def sand grain-sized cameras

A team of engineers has created a camera that could give eagle-eye vision to both tiny drones and surgical probes, according to a new paper in the journal Science Advances. Previously, the same team had used a process known as…

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Trump’s FCC pick wastes no time in his plan to ruin the internet

As appointments associated with President Trump begin to make their mark on public life, it was almost inevitable that the FCC would be no different. During his first two weeks at its helm, Ajit Pai has done what most expected, and…

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Team develops international ‘Tinder for orangutans’

A Dutch zoo has tried to improve the chances of a successfully mating encounter for a female orangutan by allowing her to view and select a male partner on a touchscreen. Dubbed "Tinder for orangutans," the four-year experiment at the…

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VIDEO: This gel-based robot is fast enough to catch a live fish

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new, gel-based type of underwater robot that can kick a ball underwater, catch and release a live fish and perform other high-energy tasks, according to a new Nature Communications…

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New bat-inspired drone is the ‘holy grail’ of flying robots

Flying robots are nothing new, but one inspired by the complex flight mechanics of the bat? That’s being hailed as “the holy grail of aerial robotics” by the biomimetric researchers who have successfully developed such a machine, according to CNET…

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Is Elon Musk seriously going to build a network of tunnels?

When it comes to geniuses, it can sometimes be difficult to tell when they’re being serious and when they’re just goofing around, as is the case with Elon Musk and his apparent plans to launch a company to dig tunnels…

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Music streaming 101: Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music, Tidal

If you’ve been on the internet at any point in the last couple years, you've heard of Apple Music. Taylor Swift once called out the company for not paying artists for the first three months after the service launched. Apple and its…

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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…