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Researchers Record Young Neurons Making Connections, Exchanging Information

We don’t fully understand how neural networks form—that is, how neurons evolve from a few disconnected individual cells into the highly organized and closely related... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/20/14

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Lab-Grown Vaginas Provide Normal Sex Lives for Women With Rare Condition

The work of scientists trying to manufacture major human organs like the brain and heart in the lab has generated a lot of buzz, even though it will most likely be decades... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/19/14

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Singularity Surplus: Nowhere to Hide

Advances in exponential technology happen fast — too fast for Singularity Hub to cover them all. This weekly bulletin points to significant developments to keep readers in... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/18/14

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New Method Points to Cheaper, More Flexible Wearable Computers

It could be easy to conclude, eyeing the number of Fitbits, Fuel bands and competitors in a roomful of people in London, New York or San Francisco, that wearable computing... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/18/14

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From $2M to $2B in 18 Months: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Oculus VR

As I'm sure you've already read, Facebook recently acquired Oculus Virtual Reality for $2 billion. This is a huge deal... and here's why: Brief Company... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/17/14

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Raspberry Pi Keeps Wowing Us Even Two Years After Launch

As computers grew smaller and more powerful over the last couple of decades, they also became sleek and pre-packaged, eroding the tinkering ethos that fueled many early... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/17/14

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Festo Unleashes a Robotic Kangaroo and a Swarm of Bubble Drones

In the world according to robotics firm, Festo, swarms of robojellyfish rule the air and mechanical elephant trunks take care of business on the ground. Festo’s day job... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/16/14

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Beyond the Maker Movement: How the ChangeMakers Are the Future of Education

City X students learning to 3D model in Budapest, Hungary In Silicon Valley, there’s a lot of talk about  The Maker Movement. After all, over 195,000 people attended... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/15/14

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Don’t Have Google Glass Yet? Now’s Your Chance!

Google must get more free advertising than any firm on the planet. When they recently announced they’d briefly open their Glass Explorer Program to everyone in the US... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/14/14

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Network of 75 Million Neurons of the Mouse Brain Mapped for the First Time

With improved visualization tools and souped-up computers to crunch the massive numbers involved in studying the 100 billion neurons in the human brain, many researchers,... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/14/14

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Two-Way Communication With Dolphins Begins With ‘Sargassum’

A human researcher floats near her ship recording a series of whistles from a nearby grey-skinned creature with great dark eyes. Amid the chatter, the computer recognizes... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/13/14

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Clean Energy Growth Stalls With Loss of Incentives

The question about coal power isn’t whether it can be made clean — it can’t, according to a recent National Geographic cover story and the vast majority of... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/12/14

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