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What We’re Reading and Watching This Week (up to Sept 20, 2014)

In the midst of all the technological progress being made globally on a daily basis, sometimes it's tough to appreciate how we're changing as humans. This week, we've... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/19/14

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Plant Engineered to Supercharge Photosynthesis with Hopes of Increasing Crop Yields

While computers scientists find new ways to supercharge computers, a team of plant scientists have demonstrated that they can supercharge a plant. Hoping to speed up... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/18/14

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Battery-Free Chip For the ‘Internet of Things’ That’s the Size of an Ant

As a concept, the Internet of Things has been around for awhile. In theory, as chips get smaller and cheaper, we should be able to embed them in everyday items.... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/17/14

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Know What Chemical Elements Are Inside Your Smartphone? A Good Chunk of the Periodic Table

Ever wonder what that mini monolithic-shaped computer you carry around in your pocket is made of? Gallium? Check. Arsenic? Check. Lead and tin? Check and check. Good... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/16/14

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Robot Cheetah Breaks Free of Its Tether, Now Runs on Batteries

Not long ago, robots were largely confined to books and movies. Then they started showing up on YouTube, and robot fear became a viral thing. There was that terrifying... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/16/14

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“Assembly Line” Snaps Together Complex Organic Molecules With Ease

Carbon atoms love to hook up. Their versatile ability to bond with each other as well as atoms of other elements is why all known life is made of the stuff. And it... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/15/14

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Predicting and Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease with Google Earth

In the film Minority Report, PreCrime police combine psychic premonitions with search and surveillance technology to prevent murders before they occur, resulting... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/14/14

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US Navy Tests Exoskeleton to Boost Worker Strength and Productivity

Exoskeletons have made news in recent years for creating super-soldiers and allowing wheelchair users to walk again. Now, the US Navy will test and evaluate Lockheed... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/13/14

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Crowdfunding Begins for Documentary Film Charting the Birth of Singularity University

Matt Rutherford, filmmaker and former producer of Charlie Rose, first met Salim Ismail at a birthday party in San Francisco. Over a beverage and some tech talk, the... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/12/14

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This Week’s Best Stories from Around the Web

While much of the media this week was obsessing over the latest gadget rollout from Apple, a handful of great stories made their way through the noise and showcase... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/12/14

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Longevity Gene in Fruit Flies Hints at Coming Genetic Discoveries to Slow Aging

In the last few centuries, medical advances have greatly lengthened lifespans. Among other causes, a central driver has been improved care at the beginning of life,... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/11/14

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Robot Bartender to Set Sail On Cutting-Edge Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

There’s a new bartender set to sail on Royal Caribbean’s next-generation cruise ship—a robotic bartender, to be precise. The Makr Shakr, created by designers at... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/10/14

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