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Norway to end FM radio go digital by 2017

Norway to end FM radio, go digital by 2017

FM radio is about to go the way of VHS tapes and 8-tracks in Norway, where the Minister of Culture has announced plans to transition completely over to digital radio by the year 2017.

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Self-powered camera can take photos forever

Say cheese! This camera is self-powered so it will technically never die. Man, your cheeks are gonna hurt from all that smiling.

Navy completes first-ever aerial refueling of drone

The US Navy’s unmanned X-47B aircraft became the first drone to demonstrate aerial refueling capabilities earlier this week when it successfully plugged its in-flight refueling probe into the hose of an Omega Air tanker off the coast of Maryland.

Disney creates humanobject interaction detection system

"An effective means of identifying people's activities in their homes, schools, and workplaces has the potential to enable a wide number of human-computer interaction applications."

Facebook causes self-objectification in women

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WikiLeaks publishes Sony Pictures hack documents

Thousands of emails and documents from last year’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures have been published in a searchable database by WikiLeaks, and Sony is not happy.

Man tears thumb tendon playing Candy Crush

If you need any further proof that video games can be addictive, consider this: A 29-year-old California man has reportedly ruptured a tendon in his thumb and will require surgery after he injured himself by binge-playing the mobile game Candy Crush Saga.

Smart packaging detects when meats gone bad

We’ve all passed that questionable-looking package of beef in the supermarket. You know, it’s usually the discounted porterhouse steak with an ever-so-slight twinge of brown slowly developing across the center. “Do I risk it?” you ask yourself, while simultaneously forgetting that you have to pick up cat litter and almost ramming into an old lady with your cart.

Meet robo-chef The newest celebrity cook

Evidence of the link between home cooking and health is growing, while for many of us the spare time we have to spend at home in the kitchen is decreasing. What’s the answer? A “robo-chef”, of course.

Particle accelerator sets new record for proton particle

During an experimental run at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) set a new record for producing polarized proton collisions at 200-giga-electron-volt collision energy.

Smartwatches A beginners guide

Smartwatches are a fairly new category of device is quickly becoming very popular. Most of the big-name players in the hardware industry have a product that you could buy right now. This new market raises a few questions: Do I need a smartwatch, and what should I look out for when buying one? Here's a quick guide to smartwatches.

Lottery security chief rigged system to claim 143 million

This guy's job was to prevent rigging, but it seems like the $14.3 million dollar prize was to much to pass up as he is accused of rigging the system to produce the winning ticket.

Celebrity memes now a criminal offense in Russia

If you’re a fan of funny images featuring Russian president Vladimir Putin crying or riding a bear or hummingbird while shirtless, you should probably put off that trip to Moscow, as the Russian government recently made it illegal to post memes featuring celebrities.

GA Tech researcher looking to improve on Turing Test

For the second time in a year, a research from the Georgia Institute of Technology is challenging the Turing Test, the current standard method used to evaluate whether or not a computer program or machine is capable of exhibiting human-level intelligence.

Researchers make objects invisible without metamaterial

From Harry Potter to the Invisible Woman, popular culture has often romanticized the idea of making people invisible. Now, a new study from Russian and Austrian engineers has taken us one step closer to that possibility.

New technology to study arts old masters

Finding out what lies beneath the surface layers of paintings by the greater masters is hugely appealing because it gives greater insight into how the artists built up the original compositions. It is also essential for conservation. A new development gives conservators greater detail about a painting’s hidden layers, while causing less damage to masterpieces.

Are Google image searches skewing our views of women in the

A Google image search can turn up all manner of things, from last year’s meme to today’s headline and researchers at the University of Washington recently wanted to find out if search results for certain occupations affect our perceptions of women in the workplace.

Affordable quantum computers with electrical control method

Woah. We are one step closer to having large scale, affordable quantum computers thanks to a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales.

Researchers turn phones into earthquake detectors

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