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You're no doubt astute enough to know that you should stop using your cellphone in some social situations, but how good are you at heeding your own advice? If Pew's latest study is any indication, the answer is "not very." The research center found that 82 percent of American survey respondents...

August 26th 2015 at 8:27pm 0 Comments
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Researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) want to pinpoint the factors that lead to the mass death of honey bees everywhere, in what's being called as colony collapse disorder. In order to do so, it teamed up with Intel earlier this year to o...

August 25th 2015 at 11:57pm 0 Comments
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NASA's CubeSat is a (sort-of) adorable tiny satellite that makes space exploration a (relatively) low-cost prospect. Now, the space agency is looking to offer the cube's talents and exploration skills to even more NASA centers, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Developers will...

August 11th 2015 at 9:31am 0 Comments
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What happens when you leave a robot with packs of unsupervised kids? Researchers from the ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Osaka University, Ryukoku University and Tokai University in Japan have decided to find out -- and the answer isn't pretty. They unleashed a Robovie 2...

August 7th 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Human hands remain far more dexterous than their mechanical counterparts, but we doubt manufacturers would replace basic pincers with expensive robotic arm technologies. Since it's darn hard and costly to develop or buy a machine that can replicate what the human hand can do, a team of MIT scienti...

August 5th 2015 at 8:42am 0 Comments
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Last week Chrysler quietly released a software update for its optional Uconnect in-car entertainment system. And while the official purpose was "to improve vehicle electronic security", Wired reports that the patch is really aimed at fixing a terrifying flaw in the system's security. One that coul...

July 21st 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments
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Graphene seems to be the new millennium's wonder material: it can be used to build more powerful processors, more efficient solar cells, better sounding headphones and, apparently, can even be deep-fried to create long-lasting batteries. Now, researchers at Rice University think that a "3D" varian...

July 15th 2015 at 6:04pm 0 Comments
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Clinical depression is the kind of ailment that can sneak up on you, ruin your attitude, destroy motivation and lead to a multitude of other mental health issues. It can be managed if you're aware of it, but a lot of depression goes undiagnosed. It doesn't have to be that way--researchers think th...

July 15th 2015 at 4:24pm 0 Comments
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It doesn't take a whole lot to stop the tiny air sacs in your lungs from doing their jobs -- trauma, a nasty case of pneumonia or sepsis could lead to what's called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, a situation in which your blood doesn't get all the oxygen it should. ARDS can be tricky to trea...

July 13th 2015 at 3:05pm 0 Comments
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Phones, tablets and other devices slow down over time, no matter how expensive or cutting edge they were when you bought them. Now, researchers from Hanyang University in Korea claim a technology they developed can delay the inevitable. It's called Where's WALDIO or Write Ahead Logging Direct IO,...

July 10th 2015 at 2:31am 0 Comments
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Who here uses Street View to do some virtual traveling? It's not a shabby option if you want to look at places you might never visit within your lifetime, but Google thinks there's still a better way to simulate real-world tours. A team of the company's researchers has developed a technique that u...

July 8th 2015 at 4:47am 0 Comments