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This Monkey is Controlling a Wheelchair With its Mind

Researchers have developed a wireless brain interface that allows monkeys to control the movements of a robotic wheelchair using their thoughts …

You Can Now 3D Print The World's Lightest Material - Graphene Aerogel

YES PLEASE.<p>It's 7.5 times lighter than air, and a cubic metre of the stuff weighs just 160 grams. It's 12 percent lighter than the second lightest …

Chemistry

Mapillary raises $8M to take on Google’s Street View with crowdsourced photos

A startup out of Sweden called Mapillary is using crowdsourced photos to create an open and more intelligent version of Google’s Street View, and today it announced a Series A round of funding from an impressive list of backers to help make that ambition a reality.<p>The $8 million from Atomico, …

Los Angeles County

Pebble Watch review: A more polished Pebble, thanks to apps - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Pebble Watch</b> is waterproof, runs a ton of apps, and works with both iOS and Android phones. A new app store improves the whole experience.<p><b>The Bad</b> A lack of touch screen and multitasking limits the capability of apps; scratch-prone polycarbonate design doesn't feel nearly as impressive …

Apps

Startup invents heartbeat-sensing wristband to store passwords, bitcoin

It was in the last few decades that researchers realized that the human heartbeat, no matter how fast or slow it's going, generates signals that are every bit as unique to an individual as a fingerprint or retina.<p>Now, a Toronto startup named Bionym is turning that insight into a novel kind of …

Wearable Tech