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Researchers Create Robots Capable of Evolving

Awww, look at the baby robot!<p>Robots are made, they are not born. Or are they? At the University of Cambridge, scientists have created a "mother robot" that can not only build smaller robots, it can also select the fittest among them for survival, and re-arrange the rest.<p>Welcome to the world of …

Test Tower For Magnetic Levitation Elevators Almost Ready

Going up ... and sideways<p>Like something out of <i>Total Recall</i>, the architecture firm ThyssenKrupp wants to build elevators that go up, down, and sideways.<p>How do you test such a contraption? Well, first you have to build a giant Rapunzel-style tower, apparently. ThyssenKrupp announced this week that …

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5 Topics For…Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Representatives from Iran and six other countries are meeting in Vienna for the latest round of negotiations surrounding Iran’s nuclear activities. The deadline for a deal between the so-called P5+1 countries (U.S., U.K., France, China, Russia and Germany) has been pushed back twice as the group …

This Is What 70 Years of Computing Sounds Like

Sound artist and composer Matt Parker makes music out of technological obsolescence.<p>Sound artist and composer Matt Parker is making music from the computer sounds that most people block out. Everything from the whirring of a computer fan to the clickety-clack of an obsolete mainframe computer has …

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Masters of Sex and the ongoing stigma of sex research

Would-be sexologists have a great deal more avenues and opportunities than Masters and Johnson had: in the US alone, there are numerous institutions offering advanced degrees in the study of sex. But while it’s now easier to find a degree program to house your research, when it comes to finding …

How Cars Are Made, In 20 GIFs

Think of an automobile factory. It’s a cacophony of whirring robots, massive clunking steel stampers, spark-spitting welders, and buzzing drills. But separate all the steps that go into turning a lump of metal into a shining automobile, convert them into 20 separate GIFs, and the process goes from …

The mind-bending cuts in every movie you watch

The best recent long reads in science and technology, including dolphin conversation, death in space and the discombobulating effects of cinema.<p><b>Vision</b> | What it’s like to go blind<p>A blind person explains. “To many sighted people, the prospect of going blind is terrifying. They think about what they …

Here's what getting fired from their own companies taught these famous founders

But what if you were told one day that you will no longer be involved with the company's day-to-day operations? Worse, what if you're pushed out of the company entirely?<p>The following five founders have experienced that in their respective careers. But they also found a way to deal with it, and in …

Estonia recruits volunteer army of 'cyber warriors'

General Jonathan Shaw, head of Britain's Defence Cyber Security Programme from 2011 until 2012, says UK should follow Estonia's example<p><b>Estonia</b> has recruited a "ponytail army" of volunteer computer experts who stand ready to defend the nation against cyber attack.<p>The country's reserve force, the …

Britain 'is experiencing same decline as Rome in 100BC'

Dr Jim Penman believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament that sparked the Industrial Revolution<p>Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable, a scientist has warned.<p>Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

Chomsky says US is world's biggest terrorist

Noam Chomsky is one of the superstars of the intellectual world; a prolific author and self-proclaimed anarchist, who, at the age of 86 still doesn’t seem to be slowing down. He still rails against a whole host of perceived injustices, with the West generally in his line of fire. Isabelle Kumar of …

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building

One designer's solution to class conflict caused by blocked views.<p>The biggest class conflict for coming generations will not be access to good education or medical care. It will be who has the best view. Or that's what industrial designer Shin Kuo is kind of implying, writing:<p>According to my …

Cyborg Cockroaches: How They Work

A tiny backpack turns a pest into a rescue robot<p>Disasters can bury survivors in unstable rubble. Finding those victims may one day fall to small robots--but living insects enhanced with electronic parts could do the same job sooner. In 2012, researchers at North Carolina State University steered …

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Here’s What Scientists Learned In The Largest Systematic Study Of Email Habits

For one thing, you’re shockingly predictable<p>You probably get a lot of emails. Heck, maybe someone even sent you this article in an email. And you have likely developed a systematic approach to dealing with this digital avalanche that never seems to end. Even though email has been around for about …

15 heartbreaking drawings by child victims of Nigeria's deadly Boko Haram

The girls' disappearance is "only one of endless tragedies being replicated on an epic scale across Nigeria and the region," says Manual Fontaine, UNICEF director for West and Central Africa.<p>The crisis in the country's northeast, fueled by conflicts between Boko Haram, military forces, and civilian …

Alan Turing pardon to be extended to thousands of Britons, Tories announce in manifesto

Conservatives pledge to 'lift the blight' of 'outdated' gross indecencyconvictions for Britons, saying it is time to right the "wrongs" of the past<p>A posthumous pardon given to Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing will be extended to thousands of Britons if the Tories win office.<p>The national hero who …

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Improve Your Internet Privacy In 15 Minutes

The government can see your naked pictures, your private chats and pretty much anything else you do online. And that's nothing compared to the hackers out there actively trying to steal from you.<p>What are you doing to protect yourself?<p>Odds are, you're not doing much. Even though Americans are aware …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

The Easy Way To Get To 500+ In LinkedIn

We all know that having 500+ connections in LinkedIn makes a psychological impact on the viewers of our profile. We know this because we ourselves make judgments about others based on their number of connections. As it stands, you can have 20,000 connections and your profile will still say 500+. …

China's 'Great Cannon' shoots down websites it doesn't like

According to a new report from Citizen Lab, China has not only built itself a "Great Cannon" but has already fired it as well. This potent online weapon seems to be capable of intercepting internet traffic at the national level then directing it at specific networks to knock them offline. China's …

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Is Building A Six-Storey Car Park In Battersea

Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has received planning permission for a luxury six-storey car park on the bank of the River Thames - but …

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Bends Under The Same Pressure As The iPhone 6 Plus

Remember "Bendgate"? As our smartphones get bigger, they get more fragile -- and Apple's not the only company whose phones break under pressure.<p>SquareTrade, an electronics insurance company, used its own "bend bot" to put the new Samsung S6 Edge, the new HTC One M9 and the iPhone 6 Plus to the same …

The geek shall inherit the earth: The age of developer-defined infrastructure

If “software is eating the world,” then the meal will be prepared by developers.<p>Over the past several years, there have been articles about the primacy of software engineers. This reality is supported by the fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their …

Nanoparticles let plaque-fighter stick to teeth

Saliva and swallowing often remove therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay. A new method, however, could keep the …

Physicists Figure Out Why Honey Falls In Twists

A delicious physics problem<p>A stream of honey falls onto a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit. Before you devour this breakfast treat, you might notice that the honey you poured formed a wavy pattern on the biscuit's surface, an unintentional decoration for your morning snack.<p>Most people might think …