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How 'slaughterbots' could become terrifying new form of warfare that both terrorists and governments could use to kill

Flying 'slaughterbots' that use facial recognition and are capable of carrying out mass killings seem like a terrifying plot from a science fiction …

The Future

Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers

SAN FRANCISCO — Computer security experts have discovered two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside nearly all of the world’s computers.<p>The two problems, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to steal the entire memory contents of computers, including mobile devices, …

Information Security

Hybrid solid-state system harvests more hydrogen from water

Clean and plentiful, hydrogen is a promising fuel source, but there are a few problems standing in the way of it becoming mainstream. South Korean …

Heard of Sex Diet? Here is a list of food items to eat and AVOID to maintain your sex drive

Nutritionist Sarah Fowler reveals her top tips on the kind of food one should opt for and stay away from to keep their libido intact and to recover …

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018

My favorite quotes that will help you get the new year started in a positive way.<p>I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance …

Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

Our bodies make roughly 20,000 different kinds of proteins, from the collagen in our skin to the hemoglobin in our blood. Some take the shape of molecular sheets. Others are sculpted into fibers, boxes, tunnels, even scissors.<p>A protein’s particular shape enables it to do a particular job, whether …

Biochemistry

Go Swimming in the Brazilian Desert in These Lagoons That Appear Like Magic Every Year

Nobody can put on an event quite like nature.<p>Every year, the sand dunes at Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in Brazil collect rainwater from about …

Houseflies Are More Capable of Spreading Disease Than We Realized

It’s never a nice feeling to watch a fly land on your next bite of food, but as new research shows, you may be justified in wanting to toss that …

Microbiology

Google Home can now directly control washers, dryers, vacuums, and dishwashers; also adds scene support

• Update 1: 2017/12/04 8:43am PST We've reached out to Google and learned that scene support is now official, as per the API documentation mentioned in …

Smart Homes

Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live

The Tesla Semi, the automaker’s all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $180,000 version with 500 miles of range. Interested parties can pre-order them with a base reservation price of $20,000 – or, if …

Tesla

Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop

Sugar-sweetened drinks are not as popular as they once were.<p>According to a new study based on a continuing national health survey, 60.7 percent of children and 50 percent of adults drank a sugary beverage on any given day in 2014, down from 79.7 percent of children and 61.5 percent of adults in …

Diabetes

This Crazy New Material Could Harvest Electricity From The Human Body

OMG.<p>We all get stressed out. But typically, when we stress, we don't produce electricity.<p>The same can't be said of a flexible new material developed …

Engineering