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Can you figure out the answer to this clever prisoner hat puzzle?

Can you figure out the answer to this clever prisoner hat puzzle? | News we like | Scoop.it
Here’s another classic math riddle for you to prune your brain on a little bit: if people were lined up from tallest to shortest (meaning a person can see everything in front of them) and all wearing black or white hats, can you figure out which...
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5 Ideas That Could Change the Future of Trains

5 Ideas That Could Change the Future of Trains | News we like | Scoop.it
The Subway, the El, the Tube, the Métro: Trains have been transporting humans around cities since 1863. But too many public transit systems still run like they’re stuck in the 19th century. That needs to change.
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Researchers present new prototype of 3D display which can be used without 3D glasses

Researchers present new prototype of 3D display which can be used without 3D glasses | News we like | Scoop.it
Flying cars, hoverboards and video chat - a very futuristic vision for the year 2015 was presented in the movie "Back to the Future Part II", released in 1989.
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The World’s First Android Smartphone

The World’s First Android Smartphone | News we like | Scoop.it
For one reason or another, someone decided smartphones should have personalities. iPhones have Siri, Windows phones have Cortana, but these are just pieces of software, and not a physical representation of a personality.
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Math Mystery: Shinichi Mochizuki and the Impenetrable Proof

Math Mystery: Shinichi Mochizuki and the Impenetrable Proof | News we like | Scoop.it
A Japanese mathematician claims to have solved one of the most important problems in his field. The trouble is, hardly anyone can work out whether he's right
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Doubling the lifetime of lithium-air batteries

Doubling the lifetime of lithium-air batteries | News we like | Scoop.it
Since they were first commercialised in 1991, lithium-ion batteries have come a long way.
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How 80s Computers Create 8-Bit Music

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You’ve got to love that 8-bit sound. Blips and bloops and beeps magically merge together to create choppy, nostalgic melodies that remind us how far we’ve come since the first personal computers. But how did those big beige boxes actually make music?
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12 Surprising Facts about Nobel Prizes

12 Surprising Facts about Nobel Prizes | News we like | Scoop.it
From prison time to the intricacies of transporting the prize itself, this award can be rife with complications -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sharp Will Sell This Mini Robot as a Smartphone. Would You Use It?

Sharp Will Sell This Mini Robot as a Smartphone. Would You Use It? | News we like | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, we reported on Tomotaka Takahashi , the famous engineer who sent the first talking robot into space, and his plans to make robots as popular a consumer electronic as smartphones.
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'Safe harbour' ruling illustrates growing chasm between US and EU

'Safe harbour' ruling illustrates growing chasm between US and EU | News we like | Scoop.it
The European Court of Justice decision in the Facebook case is the latest evidence of difference in attitude towards data protection
The Atlantic Ocean just got a little wider.
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At last, the data giants have been humbled | Carly Nyst

At last, the data giants have been humbled | Carly Nyst | News we like | Scoop.it
Everyone who uses the internet should rejoice at the passing of this legal milestone, which will hurt the likes of Facebook and GoogleA staid European Union court in quiet Luxembourg has made waves in international waters by declaring that a data...
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Wildlife is thriving in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

Wildlife is thriving in the Chernobyl exclusion zone | News we like | Scoop.it
    The Chernobyl exclusion zone is teeming with wildlife, with animals more abundant now than before the devastating nuclear disaster of April 1986.
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TU/e student team presents first electric touring motorcycle

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The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) student team, STORM Eindhoven, today presented its electric touring motorcycle. 'STORM Pulse' is the world's first long-distance electric motorcycle, up to 380 kilometers on a single charge.
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What is 'safe harbour' and why did the EUCJ just declare it invalid?

What is 'safe harbour' and why did the EUCJ just declare it invalid? | News we like | Scoop.it
European Court of Justice rules 2000’s data protection agreement with US invalid, but will that stop Facebook from transferring your EU data to America?
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Ireland, Facebook's European base, pushed to act on 'safe harbour' ruling

Ireland, Facebook's European base, pushed to act on 'safe harbour' ruling | News we like | Scoop.it
European court of justice struck down provisions allowing transfer of EU citizens’ data to the US after Austrian student argued NSA might get access to it Ireland has said it plans to investigate the transfer of data on Facebook users in Europe to...
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Perl 6 Unveiled

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After more than a decade in preparation, Perl 6 is near to being launched. Its new features were unveiled by Perl creator Larry Wall at an event in San Fransisco on October 6.
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Fairphone 2: A Smartphone Made With Entirely Open Hardware

Fairphone 2: A Smartphone Made With Entirely Open Hardware | News we like | Scoop.it
Are you sick of having smartphones that can’t be repaired? You wind up creating e-waste instead of just fixing the darn thing up and using it for another year, and that’s just annoying.
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It's More Nutritious For You to Eat a Bug Than a Steak

It's More Nutritious For You to Eat a Bug Than a Steak | News we like | Scoop.it
So, what are you having for dinner tonight? Some grilled chicken? Yet another steak? Allow us to change your mind.
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'Psychic robot' will know what you really meant to do

'Psychic robot' will know what you really meant to do | News we like | Scoop.it
What if software could steer a car back on track if the driver swerves on ice? Or guide a prosthesis to help a shaky stroke patient smoothly lift a cup?
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Solar Power Lights the Way to a Cleaner Economy in Chile

Solar Power Lights the Way to a Cleaner Economy in Chile | News we like | Scoop.it
The South American country is relying on solar to forge a more competitive economy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How many people has Jean-Claude Van Damme killed in all his movies?

How many people has Jean-Claude Van Damme killed in all his movies? | News we like | Scoop.it
Few people have given kids and movie watchers and just humans in general more joy than Jean-Claude Van Damme. His crazy fists and wild kicks and fun brand of martial arts just leaves you with a grin on your face.
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The topolariton, a new half-matter, half-light particle

The topolariton, a new half-matter, half-light particle | News we like | Scoop.it
A new type of "quasiparticle" theorized by Caltech's Gil Refael, a professor of theoretical physics and condensed matter theory, could help improve the efficiency of a wide range of photonic devices—technologies, such as optical amplifiers, solar...
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AI machine achieves IQ test score of young child

AI machine achieves IQ test score of young child | News we like | Scoop.it
Some people might find it enough reason to worry; others, enough reason to be upbeat about what we can achieve in computer science; all await the next chapters in artificial intelligence to see what more a machine can do to mimic human intelligence.
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Safe Harbour deal ruled invalid by top European court

Safe Harbour deal ruled invalid by top European court | News we like | Scoop.it
An agreement that allowed major technology companies to send personal data from the EU to the US has been ruled invalid.
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2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

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The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for the discovery that one kind of neutrino can change into another, which shows that neutrinos have mass.
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