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Mercedes' semi-autonomous truck lets its driver relax on the highway

If you've ever driven a highway on a major trip, you know how monotonous it can get -- and it only gets worse for big rig operators, who may spend every day on those uneventful roads. Mercedes-Benz may eventually let those long-haul drivers make better use of their time, though. It just recently …

Scientists threaten to boycott €1.2bn Human Brain Project

The world's largest project to unravel the mysteries of the human brain has been thrown into crisis with more than 100 leading researchers threatening to boycott the effort amid accusations of mismanagement and fears that it is doomed to failure.<p>The European commission launched the €1.2bn (£950m) …

This 40-Year-Old Restaurant Blames Google For Killing Its Business

But now the restaurant has been forced to close its doors after a steep decline in business, and Rene Bertagna, the restaurant's owner, claims Google is to blame for its hardship.<p>According to Bertagna, someone hacked into his restaurant's Google listing and wrote that the Serbian Crown was closed …

NYC man gets 18 years in college essay rape case

NEW YORK (AP) — She never told her family that her then-stepfather had raped her when she was 8, then revealed the allegation in a college …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Study: Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect Memories

New research suggests that repetition—while strengthening some aspects of memory—may interfere with our ability to remember nuanced, specific details.<p>It seems intuitive that if you want to remember something, repetition is the key. How many of us could have survived high school without late nights …

Mobile phone privacy upheld by US Supreme Court

Unanimous ruling by Supreme Court is victory for campaigners against intrusion<p>American law enforcement agencies have been banned from searching the contents of mobile phones without a warrant.<p>In what will be seen as a landmark decision the court has upheld the privacy of mobile phone owners – …

New Search for Flight MH370 Could Stretch Past a Year: Australia

The next phase of the search for missing Flight 370 is shifting south along the "seventh arc" in a vast area of the Indian Ocean — an effort that could take more than a year, Australian officials said Thursday.<p>Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss told reporters in Canberra that this phase …

Financial Stress Just Hit A Record Low - Here's Why You Should Worry

As the stock market climbed to new highs this past week, U.S. financial stress hit a record low according to the St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index. The index is comprised of eighteen weekly data series such as interest rates, yield spreads, and sentiment indicators that act as barometers for …

Family of 'Slender Man' Stabbing Girl Cites 'Miraculous' Recovery

The 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times in what police said was an attack meant to please an demonic character known as Slender Man is well enough that she went to the movies recently with her father.<p>The girl’s parents said in a statement Tuesday that she still has many days of …

Google upgrades Glass with double the memory, battery boost

Google is still keeping up in the air the eventual release date of a consumer model for Glass, its controversial head-mounted display that first debuted on the face of co-founder Sergey Brin at the Google I/O developers conference in 2012. But privacy implications and release dates aside, Google …

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Searching for the “Free Will” Neuron - MIT Technology Review

It was an expedition seeking something never caught before: a single human neuron lighting up to create an urge, albeit for the minor task of moving …

Skynet Watch: Android Anchors Now Read the News

Robotic Ron Burgundy is coming to a broadcast near you.<p><i>(Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)</i><p><b>Coming straight out of my nightmares, these creepy and realistic "Kodomoroids"</b> made in Japan can read and report the news. With the written text entered into the system, the androids never stumble and …

Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

The U.S. economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a new study that focuses on the current and future effects of climate change on everything from jobs, to crop yields, to energy production.<p>Though the study presents no new climate science, it paints a dire picture of the business …

LAPD's two drones under lock-and-key by feds until rules in place

A pair of drones owned by Los Angeles police are currently under lock-and-key by federal authorities until a policy is in place for their use, an LAPD official said Tuesday.<p>The move to hand them over to the Department of Homeland Security was a response to public perception and strict federal laws …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

Researcher Charged in HIV Vaccine Fraud Case

Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.<p>Investigators say former Iowa State University …

$40M for five wrongly convicted of Dixmoor rape, murder

In what appears to be the largest wrongful conviction settlement in state history, the Illinois State Police has agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were wrongly imprisoned for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor, a spokesman for Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday.<p>The amount exceeds …

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Watch this: prototype NASA robot prowls the underside of frozen lakes, oceans

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Stem-cell advances may quell ethics debate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Robert Waddell says he's glad the stem cells that healed him came from "a guy who was 50 years old" and not a human embryo.<p>As a Catholic, Waddell opposes the destruction of embryos and didn't want to rely on embryonic stem cells to cure his kidney disease. But he avoided this …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

THE INSIDE STORY OF YO: How A 'Stupid' App Attracted Millions Of Dollars And Rocketed To The Top Of The App Store

Moshe Hogeg was getting tired of asking his employee Or Arbel for a favor.<p>Hogeg, the CEO and founder of Tel Aviv company Mobli, had requested a simple way to get in touch with his wife and his assistant on his smartphone. Email chains were burdensome. Even texting encouraged longer conversations …

Does Technology Make Us More Honest?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Why We Lie.<p><b>About Jeff Hancock's TEDTalk</b><p>Who hasn't sent a text message saying "I'm on my way" when it wasn't true? But some technology might actually force us to be more honest, says psychologist Jeff Hancock.<p><b>About Jeff Hancock</b><p>Jeff Hancock is an associate …

Can You Learn To Spot A Liar?

<i>Part 2</i> <i>of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Why We Lie.<p><b>About Pamela Meyer's TEDTalk</b><p>We're surrounded by deception: in politics and pop culture, in the workplace and on social media. Pamela Meyer points out mannerisms and cues that can help us suss out a lie.<p><b>About Pamela Meyer</b><p>Pamela Meyer is author of the …

Where's The Line Between Cheating A Little and Cheating A Lot?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour episode Why We Lie.<p><b>About Dan Ariely's TEDTalk</b><p>Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains the hidden reasons we think it's okay to cheat or steal. He says we're predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we don't even realize.<p><b>About Dan Ariely</b><p>Behavioral economist …

Wrong! Deconstructing 5 Famous History Stories

Here are five stories we tell ourselves — five famous history stories that you have heard all your life — that aren't true. Not only are they not true, but historians have known they aren't true, said they aren't true, insisted they aren't true, and the stories don't change. We like them the way …