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Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said.<p>A man wears a Google Glass at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, …

How A Trillion-Dollar Market Remains Hidden In Plain Sight

<i>Editor’s note: Charles Moldow is a general partner at Foundation Capital and an investor in Lending Club, Motif Investing, AdRoll, DogVacay, Lending Home and OnDeck.</i><p>Remember the hidden cash craze? Someone was hiding money all over cities, leaving people to find it on their own. It got a lot of …

Q&A: Why It's Important to Protect a Vast Marine Monument

Ocean scientist Elliott Norse says the Pacific remote islands deserve the new protection announced by the White House.<p>On Wednesday night, the White House announced that it is expanding an existing marine monument around seven U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific, making it the …

Robotic octopus swims like the real thing

Robot locomotion has various solutions for land, including tracks, wheels, bipedal and quadrupedal -- some of which are purely vehicular, and some of which are inspired by animals (including humans). For aquatic robots, locomotion and shape are usually inspired by fish -- but there are other …

Robotics

MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars

Quick work! Just eight hours after entering Martian orbit Sunday, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft sent data back to Earth that scientists quickly translated into the mission's first images. Rendered in primary colors, the ultraviolet snapshots show three different aspects of the Red Planet's atmosphere -- …

Space

Beyond GMOs: The Rise of Synthetic Biology

Genetically modified organisms today usually have just one engineered gene. Scientists now want to create organisms with whole new gene clusters.<p>Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is …

New branch added to European family tree

The setting: Europe, about 7,500 years ago. Agriculture was sweeping in from the Near East, bringing early farmers into contact with hunter-gatherers …

Chisel-Toothed Beasts Push Back Origin of Mammals

Jurassic skeletons show that early mammals didn't just hide in the undergrowth.<p>Squirrel-size mammals scampered through the trees above dinosaurs' heads, newfound Chinese fossils show, revising our image of the first furry beasts. Three newly described species suggest that mammals evolved earlier, …

Lava From Space

Iceland! Satellites! Volcanoes!<p>Late last month, the Holuhraun lava field in central Iceland spasmed with earthquakes as lava began spewing from it once again. Now two weeks into its spurt of activity, its lava flow stretches 10 miles long and covers eight square miles. It’s the island nation’s …

Big Bang Mystery Extends Into Nearby Galaxy, Puzzling Cosmologists

Theory suggests stars should contain three times as much lithium as they do.<p>A star cluster some 80,000 light-years from Earth looks mysteriously deficient in the element lithium, just like nearby stars, astronomers reported on Wednesday.<p>That curious deficiency suggests that astrophysicists either …

The Truth About Jet Lag and How to Overcome it

<i>This article originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>In a couple of weeks I’m flying to Europe, so I’ve been thinking about jet lag recently and how to overcome it.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>I’ve been overseas a few times …

Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …

Robotics: How machines see the world

Autonomous bots like self-driving cars don’t see the world like us. Frank Swain discovers why this could be a problem.<p>Can you tell the difference between a human and a soda can? For most of us, distinguishing an average-sized adult from a five-inch-high aluminium can isn’t a difficult task. But to …

University of London

What Your Commute Might Have To Do With Your Body Weight

<i>By Michelle Stopa</i><p>Over one-third of adults in the United Sates are obese, and many other nations struggle with obesity. One weight-loss strategy may come from something most people do every day — the daily commute.<p>Commuters have many available modes of transportation — like driving, walking and …

It Is All About Being Happy

Aristotle said, "to be happy is the whole aim and end of human existence." Even if we are only in the process of intentionally working toward becoming a happier person, the results of this effort makes us feel better, boosts our energy, immunity, and creativity, while strengthening our …

How to speak the language of thought

We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?”<p>When he was asked, as a joke, to explain how the mind works in five words, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker didn't hesitate. "Brain cells fire in patterns", he …

The best ‘low-tech’ spycraft tricks

Despite ubiquitous surveillance and fancy gadgets, there are still simple, old-fashioned ways that spies and criminals can avoid detection, says Frank Swain.<p>In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the US National Security Agency’s activities around the globe, authorities in Russia and …

Of Pigs and Primates: Addressing the Airborne Ebola Allegation

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has gained international attention, due in part to the recent declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In turn, public health officials have been asked to enact stricter infection prevention and control measures to ensure spread is …

First Images of a Heart Injected with Liquid Metal

Chinese scientists have used x-rays to image the blood vessels in a heart with unprecedented detail. The trick? Injecting it with liquid gallium …

Nanotech

One of science's most baffling questions? Why we yawn

Yawning has puzzled scientists for more than two millennia. But could a new theory settle the question once and for all? David Robson investigates.<p>Mid-conversation with Robert Provine, I have a compelling urge, rising from deep inside my body. The more I try to quash it, the more it seems to …

Neurology

Big Bang: How the Universe was created

What created all the planets, stars and galaxies? BBC Future presents a four-minute animated guide to one of the greatest questions we’ve tried to solve.<p>“You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big space is,”said the author Douglas Adams. “I mean, you may think it's a long way …

Universe