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Watch: What the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Will Look Like at Various Stages

Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Watch: What the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Will Look Like at Various Stages

On August 21, 2017, a continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today will be trained on the Total Solar Eclipse Across America.

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Meet Spot, the Robot Dog That Can Run, Hop, Walk Upright and Open Doors

Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Meet Spot, the Robot Dog That Can Run, Hop, Walk Upright and Open Doors

That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver packages.

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These Applications and Websites Will Help Enhance Your Brain

Posted by on August 10, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
These Applications and Websites Will Help Enhance Your Brain

These activities are helpful for people of all ages, but those in their elderly years will certainly benefit more: a greater number of studies show that keeping an active mind is important for the brain as it ages, and doing exercises and games that keep different parts of the brain engaged are associated with warding off Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other such diseases typically associated with growing older.

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New Software Diagnoses Depression Based on Social Media Selfies

Posted by on August 9, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
New Software Diagnoses Depression Based on Social Media Selfies

Based on volunteers’ mental health history, the software was able to accurately diagnose depressed individuals 70 percent of the time. By comparison, previous research suggests human physicians are correct only about 42 percent of the time.

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Cell Phones Are About To Become More Powerful Than You Could Imagine

Posted by on July 21, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Cell Phones Are About To Become More Powerful Than You Could Imagine

MIT associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science Vivienne Sze and her team made a breakthrough last year by designing an energy-efficient computer chip that could allow mobile devices to run powerful artificial intelligence systems. 

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US Intel Agency Funding Research Into Wildly Accurate Mind Reading Technology

Posted by on July 11, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
US Intel Agency Funding Research Into Wildly Accurate Mind Reading Technology

Even more unsettling is who is funding the mindreading research and, evidently, has a stake in it: the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) via the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), an organization within ODNI. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s own website, the government organization’s roots can be traced back to the early years of the CIA.

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Man Who Was Colorblind For 50 Years Breaks Down After Finally Seeing Color

Posted by on July 10, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Man Who Was Colorblind For 50 Years Breaks Down After Finally Seeing Color

Everything changed for the 50-year-old Smelcer when put on a pair of Enchroma glasses, which allow a colorblind individual to perceive the world like an “average” person does.
After putting on the glasses, Smelcer couldn’t help but cry over the sudden sight of color that surrounded him.

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The First Battery-Free Cellphone Makes Calls Using Ambient Radio Signals or Light

Posted by on July 9, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
The First Battery-Free Cellphone Makes Calls Using Ambient Radio Signals or Light

University of Washington researchers have invented a cellphone that requires no batteries—a major leap forward in moving beyond chargers, cords and dying phones. Instead, the phone harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light.

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What Caused the First Human Death in Self-Driving Car: Sensors “Aren’t Sophisticated Enough…”

Posted by on July 6, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 13 Comments
What Caused the First Human Death in Self-Driving Car: Sensors “Aren’t Sophisticated Enough…”

Tesla’s sensors were not “sophisticated enough to overcome blindness from bright or low contrast light.” Videographers know how easily blown-out light that is too bright can ruin an otherwise well-composed shot. Cameras can do a lot, but digital sensors aren’t usually good at compensating for this issue.

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A Remote-Controlled Robotic Doctor Is Gearing Up For Action

A Remote-Controlled Robotic Doctor Is Gearing Up For Action

A new robot under development can send information on the stiffness, look and feel of a patient to a doctor located hundreds of miles away. With the help of the robot, a doctor can talk to a patient, maneuver robotic arms, feel what the robot senses and get ultrasounds.

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Learning With Light: New System Allows Optical ‘Deep Learning’

Posted by on June 14, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Learning With Light: New System Allows Optical ‘Deep Learning’

After years of research, the MIT team has come up with a way of performing computer operations optically..

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Companies Race To Perfect The Computer Brain Interface

Posted by on June 9, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Companies Race To Perfect The Computer Brain Interface

Another example of “the road to hell is paved by good intentions.” No one would ever think to exploit a computer-brain interface…. But, with all the malware out there, how could you guard yourself from such an intrusion?

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Scientists Have Figured Out How To Delete And Edit Memories, But Are We Ready?

Posted by on June 8, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 39 Comments
Scientists Have Figured Out How To Delete And Edit Memories, But Are We Ready?

Scientists from around the world let us in on their research into how to manipulate our memories in order to forget or even create new ones.

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7 In 10 Smartphone Apps Share Your Data With Third-Party Services

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
7 In 10 Smartphone Apps Share Your Data With Third-Party Services

There’s a free Android app, called the Lumen Privacy Monitor. It analyzes the traffic apps send out, to report which applications and online services actively harvest personal data.

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Construction Begins On the World’s First Super Telescope

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Earth & Space, Technology with 0 Comments
Construction Begins On the World’s First Super Telescope

With a main mirror 39 metres in diameter, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), is going to be, as its name suggests, enormous. Unlike any other before it, ELT is also designed to be an adaptive telescope and has the ability to correct atmospheric turbulence, taking telescope engineering to another level.

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