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MIT researchers have developed a device that can identify people through walls

Paranoid about technology chipping away at our privacy? You might want to skip this article.<p>If all goes to plan, a product will become commercially available in 2016 that can pick up wireless reflections off the human body to see the silhouette of a person standing behind a wall. It can distinguish …

Computer Science

Why Magic Leap Needs A Dose Of Reality To Succeed

Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality startup that has everyone’s attention with its eye-popping videos, is aiming to secure another round of funding, reportedly sitting at an extra injection of $1bn.<p>In the latest peek at what its capable of we see the user interacting with the solar system …

Augmented Reality

The White House Is Ready For Tech To Step Up In Government

Preet Anand Contributor<p>Preet Anand is the CEO and Founder of BlueLight, a safety toolkit for the digital age.<p>It’s no secret that the tech community has historically reacted with hesitation at the thought of collaborating with the public sector, what with the red tape, bureaucratic processes, …

Startups

A Glaring ‘Home Alone’ Plot Hole Has Finally Been Explained, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after <i>Home Alone</i> hit theaters, the world has managed to get hung up on a stand-out plot hole in the movie. Or rather, the Internet grew fixated upon finding a solution, which is nice timing for the anniversary. Redditors revved up a thread for movies with unanswered questions, and …

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

Elon Musk Says Tesla Cars Will Reach 620 Miles On A Single Charge “Within A Year Or Two,” Be Fully Autonomous In “Three Years”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sat down with a Danish TV show last week and had some interesting predictions to share.<p>Asked, for example, when he thought the company could produce a car that can “break 1,000 kilometers” (or 620 miles) on a single charge, he said his guess would be “within a year or two,” …

Tesla

Mars Shows Strong Signs of Flowing Water, Researchers Say

A new study provides the “strongest evidence yet” that salty liquid water sometimes flows on modern-day Mars, researchers said on Monday in a discovery that holds implications for future expeditions to the Red Planet.<p>“Our quest on Mars has been to ‘follow the water’ in our search for life in the …

Geoscience

3-D Printing’s Next Act: Nerve Regeneration - MIT Technology Review

Bridging the gap between the ends of a torn nerve is the latest biomedical trick performed with the help of a 3-D printer.<p>Additive manufacturing, or …

3D Printing