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Robot Performs Soft-Tissue Surgery By Itself

Doctor Robot, you're a new and better man.<p>With a bulky camera eye and spindly hydraulic arm, this medical robot looks like it could fit in on an automotive production line. This bot isn't building a Toyota, though. It carefully scans soft, sticky intestinal tissue and delicately weaves stitches …

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Suspect in Wisconsin prom shooting dies, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A teenager accused of shooting two students outside a high school prom in Antigo, Wisconsin, has died, police said Sunday.<p>Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jakob Wagner. He used to attend Antigo High School, police Chief Eric Roller said.<p>The victims, who were shot as they left a …

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Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

Singularity

Report: Tim Cook, other tech execs attended secret meeting to discuss how to stop Donald Trump

<b>Update</b>: Elon Musk said in a tweet today that the American Enterprise Institute meeting was not secretive and that he was not there to talk about Trump.<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been very vocal with his opinions about Apple recently and now, it appears that Tim Cook is part …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

We could soon have thought-controlled prosthetic limbs

Animals have already been tested with the device, called a stentrode, which is the size of a matchstick and planted inside a blood vessel near the brain.<p>It uses a web of small electrodes to pick up neuron signals from the brain and converts them into electrical commands that may one day, the …

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