Category: Technology

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Can democracy work on the internet? Reddit tells a mixed story

Throughout history, people have established new governments for all sorts of reasons: to solidify alliances, or expand empires, or secure individual liberties. Marc Beaulac had…

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The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?

Scott Shackelford, Indiana University The FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete…

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Technology innovation gives government leverage to drive down emissions fast – here’s how

Jessika E. Trancik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology To avert the worst effects of climate change, global greenhouse gas emissions should fall at faster rates than…

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A hologram face, a robot voice… how special effects helped me cheat death: Trapped in his own body by a cruel disease, PETER SCOTT-MORGAN pushed science and doctors to the limit, as the final part of his electrifying memoir reveals

By PETER SCOTT-MORGAN FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 17:52 EDT, 28 March 2021 | UPDATED: 18:53 EDT, 28 March 2021  Just for a moment, imagine that you were about to…

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Posted in Climate Change COVID-19 Food Gardening Hydroponics Technology

The sustainable vegetables that thrive on a diet of fish poo

Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield and Benz Kotzen, University of Greenwich Who needs soil when you have a fish tank? “Aquaponics” combines growing plants in…

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Google’s new Nest display wants to watch you while you sleep

There’s no camera—sleep tracking happens via a Soli radar chip.  RON AMADEO –  3/16/2021, 6:28 PM The Nest Hub blasts radar waves all over an unsuspecting sleeper.  …

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Facebook finally explains its mysterious new wrist wearable

Will we be able to trust it with a new form of personal data? (Probably not.) LAUREN GOODE, WIRED.COM –  3/20/2021, 7:10 AM It first appeared on…

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China and Russia say they will join forces to build moon base

By Rafi Letzter – Staff Writer 7 hours ago China and Russia want to build a shared moon base It probably won’t be open to U.S. astronauts unless a 2011 law…

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A system that automatically generates comic books from movies and other videos

Over the past few years, computer scientists have created numerous computational techniques that can automatically generate texts, images and other types of data. These models…

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Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move

by Rodrique Ngowi  The man who designed some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots was on a daunting mission: programming his creations to dance…

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