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Apple Announces New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy and Melanoma

Apple today announced that researchers from Duke University, Johns Hopkins and Oregon Health & Science University are launching three new ResearchKit studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.<p>“We’re honored to work with world-class medical institutions and provide them with tools to better …

Pocket Programming helps beginners polish their coding skills

Are any of you learning to code? It can be hard to get everything down at first, especially if you are an autodidact who learnt to code on his own. These are the users developer ffab0 is targeting with Pocket Programming – true beginners.<p>With that in mind, we have to tell you this app is not about …

Programming

Architizer

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

Clever hack uses headphones to control Siri and Google Now remotely

Although there are major limitations<p>Researchers working for the French government have found a new way to silently and remotely take control of Siri or Google Now on your smartphone, according to a report from <i>Wired</i>. The method is ingenious but limited, working only over short distances and …

Tesla unveils autopilot system, but don't let go of the wheel

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Newer Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) Model S sedans will be able to steer and park themselves under certain conditions starting Thursday, the carmaker said, although Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk cautioned that drivers should keep holding the steering wheel.<p>The Tesla Model …

Tesla

Obama reverses pledge to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan

Reversing his promise to bring all but a handful of U.S. troops home from Afghanistan this year, President Barack Obama said Thursday that thousands will remain when his successor is sworn in as commander-in-chief in early 2017.<p>And he hinted that the next president – the third to cope with ongoing …

Syrian army and Russian jets target rebel towns north of Homs

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian troops and their allies, backed by Russian jets, attacked rebel-held towns north of the city of Homs on Thursday, targeting a long-held and strategic enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.<p>The offensive that began before dawn builds on over a week of …

Middle East