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Brain-controlled drone shown off in Lisbon

Posted in Hardware on 26th Feb, 2015 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Technology that allows a drone to be piloted from the ground using only a person's brainwaves has been demonstrated in Portugal.
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Sleeping over eight hours a day associated with greater risk of stroke

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
This risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than average.
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Nanoparticles could stop blood-clot-caused strokes and heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
This new technology could destroy blood clots 1000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.
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Google may carve up its struggling social network Google+

Posted in Business on 26th Feb, 2015 07:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Photos and Hangouts could be broken out and separated from the main product. But, Pichai said, none of Google's main products will disappear.
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Tiny Robot Grippers Dissolve Away in Your Body Once Their Job is Done

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 12:00 AM
by PlanetTech
As robots get small enough to swim around inside the body, they'll soon be used to perform medical procedures all from within a patient.
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+29

Growing New Neurons May Help Us Adapt Better

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery that the human brain continues to produce new neurons in adulthood challenges a major dogma in the field of neuroscience.
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Will 2015 be the year our smartphones link up to our brains?

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A company called Thync thinks so.
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+23

A giant balloon could float you to the edge of space

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2015 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
World View sets a new record in the quest to conquer the stratosphere.
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CastAR made a video imagining the future of augmented and virtual reality

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2015 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The company sees its headset as a part of everyday life.
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Deep Learning is About to Go Mainstream

Posted in Business on 24th Feb, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Artificial intelligence technology is increasingly being embedded into other systems from marketing, to health applications and the list continues to expand.
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Pebble’s new smartwatch breaks Kickstarter records, raising $1M in just 34 minutes

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2015 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Just 34 minutes after launching on Kickstarter, Pebble’s new Pebble Time watch has secured over $1 million, clearing its $500k goal.
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Self-healing nanogel acts as long-term drug supply

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that can be injected through a syringe to supply one or two different drugs at a time.
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Lenovo’s Superfish nightmare could be a sign that marketing tech has gone too far

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2015 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Lenovo has loaded harmful adware onto some of its laptops. Has marketing tech has crossed the line?
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Mars Express images help decipher the geological history of the Red Planet

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has provided a fresh look at a region believed to be hiding large volumes of water ice just beneath the surface.
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A potential breakthrough in using electrical pulses to treat deadly glioblastoma brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Experiments are leading toward effective treatments for humans with glioblastoma, the most common and deadly malignant brain tumor.
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Magnetic material's unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The heating power occurs at the right temperature to enable it to be used as a form of hyperthermia treatment of cancer.
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