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Charred Dead Sea Scroll read using X-ray technology

Using X-ray scanning technology, researchers from Israel and the US have managed to read an ancient, charred Biblical scroll discovered in the 1970s in a synagogue on the western shores of the Dead Sea, BBC News and the New York…

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Nike will release a self-lacing shoe, and they’re pretty lame

If you remember anything from Back to the Future II, it’s probably the hoverboards, flying cars, and the sneakers with “power laces.” We haven't seen any high-quality examples of the first two, but Nike is about to make good on…

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Apple patents a paper bag: meet the iBag

In a move that’s likely to inspire more internet snark than wait lines around its stores, Apple has filed a patent for a white paper bag. Actually, there’s a very good reason the tech giant has filed the patent. The…

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These companies search for a cure to aging– and their discoveries are amazing

The ideas surrounding life enhancement are not new—in fact, records show an interest in the mysteries surrounding human life for centuries. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein explores the idea of creating a life, while Doctor Who achieves life extension through regeneration. Wolverine's mutations…

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Engineers create plastic clothing that cools the skin

When it comes to shopping for back-to-school clothes, kids and teens are always on the lookout for the coolest clothing, but thanks to the development of a new plastic-based textile, they could soon mean that in the most literal sense…

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Samsung announces global recall of the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has announced a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following reports that some of the devices were catching fire while being recharged, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and various other media outlets confirmed in reports published early…

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Why haven’t we seen ‘next-gen’ phone batteries yet?

Developing a truly next-gen battery that is capable of replacing currently available technology and accelerating the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy source will require a significant investment and a significant paradigm shift, according to one clean energy expert.…

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The FAA just changed the rules on small drones – Here’s what you need to know

Up until now, drones have largely been regularly encountered by the more technologicially savvy of us—but that may change very soon, as the U.S. federal government has just changed some of the rules about commercial drone use. Commercial drone use…

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Meet ‘octobot’, the world’s first soft autonomous robot

Harvard University scientists have revealed the first-ever robot that is autonomous, untethered and made from entirely of soft parts. The small robot, dubbed 'octobot' and described in an upcoming paper in the journal Nature, could open the door for a…

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Gawker.com announces it will close next week

After nearly 14 years of celebrity news, pop culture, and media, gossip blog Gawker.com will be ceasing operations next week after the acquisition of its parent company’s assets was approved by a bankruptcy court on Thursday, AdWeek and The Verge…