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Franklin Foer's 'World Without Mind' argues that Silicon Valley will lead us to our doom:


To many Americans, large technology firms embody much of what's good about the modern world. Google holds the key to new depths of knowledge. Amazon is the white-knight savior of impulse shopping. Facebook ...


Walmart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge -- even when you're not home:


Delivery workers who drop off Walmart groceries may soon also bring them into your kitchen and unload them into your refrigerator, even if you're not home. The world's largest retailer announced Friday ...
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3D-printable synthetic muscle is three times stronger than you:


The classic image of a robot is one clad in a rigid metal shell, but that might not be practical in situations where man and machine will need to work together. The emerging field of soft robotics is ...


This Silicon Valley start-up wants to replace lawyers with robots:




Biologists beat back death in fruit flies. Humans next?:


Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have figured out a way to extend the life of female fruit flies by 20 percent by manipulating what the school has called a "cellular time ...


These Wireless Earbuds Provide Real-Time Foreign Language Translation:




Meet The Millennial Who's Trying To Save The Labor Movement With A Facebook For Unions:


Organized labor may be in a decades-long slump, but at least among the commentariat it appears to be making a comeback. Frustrated at labor's longtime slump, Larry Williams Jr. created UnionBase ...


Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists:


Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists. The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can ...


Video gamers tasked with helping develop new molecule for controlling CRISPR:


A few years ago, a team of researchers at Stanford University launched a video game called Eterna. The game was designed to harness the brain power of thousands of gamers, challenging them to design new ...


5 ways 3D printing could totally change medicine:


3D printing technology is going to transform medicine, whether it is patient-specific surgical models, custom-made prosthetics, personalized on-demand medicines, or even 3D printed human tissue, says ...


Early Stage: This Y Combinator startup helps blind people 'see' using sonar:


What they make: A wristband that uses sonar to alert visually impaired people of nearby obstacles Why it's cool: Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a bat, and navigate through the dark using ...


Hunger Solving App Launhes Under the Big Sky - Tangotab Expands to Montana:


In 2012, an entrepreneur set out on a mission to solve hunger and feed people-in-need in communities around the United States, just by using an app when dining out. Helena, MT, August 25, 2017- ...


Jim Clark - The guy who gave us Netscape is at it again with CommandScape:


"It could be an enormous company... in a slow-moving ($100 billion) market where technology is 15 years old," says the 73-year-old billionaire, who is to tech start-ups what TV impresario Dick Clark was ...


Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo:


At the height of the day's solar eclipse in New York, Google finally revealed the name of its latest Android operating system -- in honor of another dark disc: the Oreo. The company turned the beloved ...


'No thanks, Alexa.' Walmart teams with Google to offer voice shopping:


Peel the sticky notes off the refrigerator door. Now Google will be able to order your Walmart purchases for you. Starting next month, shoppers will be able to order items from detergent to orange ...


Try out your code on a swarm of real robots:


Researchers from around the globe can write their own computer programs, upload them, then get the results as machines at Georgia Tech carry out the commands. The researchers will even send video evidence ...


Bug burgers? Switzerland says insects are what's for dinner - Save a Cow - Eat a Cricket:


When you think of Swiss food, chocolate and cheese quickly come to mind. But now a novel food is creating a buzz in this Alpine nation. Burgers and meatballs made from insects will hit grocery shelves ...


Ethereum Is Coding's New Wild West:




Can this startup's synthetic wine compete with Napa's best? Ava Winery founders seek to replicate high-end wines in a lab:


The founders of Ava Winery https://www.avawinery.com/ spend their days turning water into wine. They aren't miracle workers. They're chemists with one goal -- to reverse engineer the perfect bottle ...


Japan has discovered a way to make ice-cream that doesn't melt:




Slimy slug inspires non-toxic surgical adhesive:


When the Dusky Arion slug (Arion subfuscus) feels threatened, it secretes a mucus that makes it almost impossible to remove from whatever surface it happens to be on. Inspired by that stick-to-it-iveness, ...


Must read article on how our lives will change dramatically in 20 years.:


Uber is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties. Artificial ...


The fountain of youth might reside deep in our brains:


According to some new research, the key to living longer may reside deep in our brains. In a major breakthrough for our understanding of how the brain controls aging, scientists managed to both speed ...


100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream:


Desktop Metal - remember the name. This Massachussetts company is preparing to turn manufacturing on its head, with a 3D metal printing system that's so much faster, safer and cheaper than existing systems ...


Company to install microchips in employees:


Welcome to the future? "It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby told the station. Mary ...


Blood test could detect early sign of Alzheimer's:


New research suggests that measuring amyloid beta in the blood could help identify people with altered levels of amyloid in their brains or cerebrospinal fluid, a marker of Alzheimer's disease. Decades ...


This soft robot could extend your life:


Researchers at Stanford University have developed a soft growing robot that could be used to support rescue operations or in medical devices. Inspired by the natural growth of things like vines or ...


CNN witnesses US Navy's drone-killing laser:


"We don't worry about wind, we don't worry about range, we don't worry about anything else. We're able to engage the targets at the speed of light." By Jim Sciutto and Dominique van Heerden, CNN Full ...


The Curious Comeback of the Dreaded QR Code:




Kotlin: the Upstart Coding Language Conquering Silicon Valley:


You'll find millions of apps in the Google Play store, many of them written using the powerful, stable, workhorse programming language Java. If it were a car, Java would feature a fast, reliable engine ...

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