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Associated Press News

BBC experiment lets you control iPlayer with your mind

Instead of grabbing the remote or poking at your smartphone, the BBC thinks the future of TV navigation could lie in mind control. For its latest experiment, the broadcaster is testing a brainwave reading headset developed by This Place that lets you launch iPlayer and choose programmes with your …

Brainwaves

Now You Can 3D-Print Objects Made Of Wood Fibers

Cellulose offers sustainable alternative to metal and plastic<p>From prosthetic hands to an entire bridge, you can pretty much 3D print anything you can imagine. But the materials to make them are diversifying a bit more slowly. Now researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have …

Samsung reveals plans for new mirror and transparent OLED displays

Samsung has unveiled its new mirror and transparent OLED displays in Hong Kong, and from the sound of it, the company has big plans for both of them. While the event has only showcased the screens as ad billboards and as a virtual necklace stand, Samsung believes they have bigger uses in the future …

OLEDs

Photograph: Laurent Mekul<p>This ungual claw from a theropod yielded structures which appear to be red blood cells.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/9/1433861139967/248811f3-ad85-48ca-9c91-bc31fa6c618a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Laurent Mekul<p>This ungual claw from a …

Dinosaurs

Wave Hello To A Lab-Grown Rat Arm [Video]

The first step toward regenerating human limbs<p>Right now, if you’re one of more than 1.5 million Americans who’ve lost a limb, you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to replacing it. Prosthetics tend to be clunky, limited in function, and lacking in tactile feedback. Hand and arm transplants …

New blood test shows all the viruses you've ever been infected with

Welcome to your personal, viral logbook<p>Chances are, you don't know all the viruses you've encountered throughout your life. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just find out? According to a new studyin <i>Science</i>, researchers have devised a blood test that can do just that by identifying the viruses that …

Google's Project Vault is a secure computer stuffed into a microSD card

Several years ago, Intel showed off Edison, a prototype of an entire low-powered computer contained inside of a postage stamp-sized SD card.<p>Google …

Information Systems

You Could One Day Be Identified By Your Unique 'Brainprint'

Our neurons respond differently to the same words<p>Sometimes, other people interpret your words differently than you may have intended--like you’re not on the same wavelength. Turns out that the neuroscience backs up that idea; words elicit unique neurological responses in different people's brains, …

Historian Yuval Harari says humanity is heading for an upgrade – via biological manipulation or the creation of a race of cyborgs

Singularity

Samsung patented a laptop-smartphone dock with dual OSes

Combination laptop-tablet not enough? Want even more gadget overlap? Then try ASUS' <i>still</i> incoming Windows laptop/Android phone hybrid. We (half) joke, because Samsung's patented something along those very lines. In the Korean manufacturer's case, a docking area between the keyboard and the display …

Gear & Gadgets

This Futuristic Concrete Heals Itself With Built-In Bacteria

A solid idea<p>Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It’s durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There’s just one problem: It has a tendency to crack.<p>There are a lot of different reasons that concrete cracks, but in general, it gets stressed either from the load …