Sairam Ramachandran

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Intel CEO controls a swarm of robot spiders with gestures

Forget the Apple Watch. Forget the Pebble Time. What you really need is a wristband that gives you the power to control an army of scary-looking drones. At IDF in Shenzhen, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich put on a simple Curie-powered wristband with motion detection, which then let him commandeer four …

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Virtual reality app store Wear VR secures $1.5M in funding

While Oculus, Valve, and more focus on developing the hardware for virtual reality, one company is already well on its way to cornering the VR app market.<p>Wear VR (it uses the stylized “WEARVR” logo) is an app store specifically for virtual-reality games, and it has just raised $1.5 million to help …

How to freeze people and bring them back to life

In the 1992 comedy <i>Encino Man</i>, two California teenagers unearth a frozen caveman while digging a pool in their backyard. With the aid of some space heaters in the garage, he comes back to life, and fish-out-of-water hijinks ensue.<p>A human hibernation lasting several millennia is still pretty …

Navy official: Pings not thought to be from Flight 370's black boxes

The four acoustic pings at the center of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for the past seven weeks are no longer believed to have come from the plane's black boxes, a U.S. Navy official told CNN.<p>The acknowledgment came Wednesday as searchers wrapped up the first phase of their effort, …

A Simple Blast of Laser Could Help Your Teeth Grow Back

Teeth don't grow back, as your dentist might like to remind you while revving up the drill for a root canal. But scientists have now found a way to …

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