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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…

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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…