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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

TU/e student team presents first electric touring motorcycle | News we like | Scoop.it
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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Digitally “Paint” a Wall of 2,500 LEDs with Actual Brushes

Digitally “Paint” a Wall of 2,500 LEDs with Actual Brushes | News we like | Scoop.it
By waving a special paintbrush in front of this wall of lights, you're painting light onto its surface. 2,500 little lights shift colors as artists brush them on.
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Most EU nations seek to bar GM crops

Most EU nations seek to bar GM crops | News we like | Scoop.it
Nineteen of the 28 EU member states have applied to keep genetically modified crops out of all or part of their territory, the bloc's executive arm said Sunday, the deadline for opting out of new European legislation on GM crops.
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Is the dotcom bubble about to burst (again)?

Is the dotcom bubble about to burst (again)? | News we like | Scoop.it
In Silicon Valley, millions of dollars change hands every day as investors hunt the next big thing – the ‘unicorn’, or billion-dollar tech firm. There are now almost 150, but can they all succeed?
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Edward Snowden may have garnered himself 1.3 million followers during his first week on Twitter, but

Edward Snowden may have garnered himself 1.3 million followers during his first week on Twitter , but even instant celebrities make rookie mistakes. Snowden’s? Forgetting to turn off email notifications.
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There's a Man Scattering Very Funny Fake Books, Signs and Pamphlets Around L.A. | Atlas Obscura

There's a Man Scattering Very Funny Fake Books, Signs and Pamphlets Around L.A. | Atlas Obscura | News we like | Scoop.it

When Jeff Wysaski of Obvious Plant puts up one of his creations, he does not stick around to see the reactions. When he’s on a job, leaving fake signs and objects in his gym, at IKEA, in book stores, in chain stores, on the street or at a museum, he tries to be sneaky. Once the deed is done, “I run away as fast as possible,” he says.

Since January, Wysaski, a Los Angeles comedy writer who runs the website Pleated Jeans, has been planting jokes in the real world. They are delightful breaks in the world’s mundanity, like the Donald Trump pamphlet at the doctor’s office...

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Dieselgate for TVs: Samsung accused of programming TVs to cheat energy efficiency ratings

Dieselgate for TVs: Samsung accused of programming TVs to cheat energy efficiency ratings | News we like | Scoop.it
Dieselgate for TVs: Samsung accused of programming TVs to cheat energy efficiency ratings http://t.co/EPR8YC9g59 http://t.co/raRRX9PUnx
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Surprising New Finds from Ancient Egyptian Star Charts [Slide Show]

Surprising New Finds from Ancient Egyptian Star Charts [Slide Show] | News we like | Scoop.it
Planetarium software, among other things, shows how ancient Egyptians planned to navigate the sky after death
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WIRED2015: Artificial intelligence is evolving, says Antoine Blondeau

WIRED2015: Artificial intelligence is evolving, says Antoine Blondeau | News we like | Scoop.it
Antoine Blondeau, who worked on a project that became Apple's Siri, talks artificial intelligence ahead of his appearance at WIRED2015.
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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

2015 Nobel Prize in Physics | News we like | Scoop.it
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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Martian Astronaut Would Get Cancer If Mission Were Real, Author Says

Martian Astronaut Would Get Cancer If Mission Were Real, Author Says | News we like | Scoop.it
No extant technology exists to protect a traveler from the potentially deadly doses of radiation on Mars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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All Hail Sputnik, the First Robotic Overlord to Orbit our Planet

All Hail Sputnik, the First Robotic Overlord to Orbit our Planet | News we like | Scoop.it
October 4, 1957: Sputnik beeps out a cheerful declaration of survival in the harshest of environments as the first artificial satellite to successfully orbit the Earth.
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SmartRing – A new wearable gadget

SmartRing – A new wearable gadget | News we like | Scoop.it
Different companies see the need of a SmartRing that gives control over a smartphone and is discreet when showing notifications.
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Book Reveals New Details About Stealth Black Hawks Used In Bin Laden Raid

Book Reveals New Details About Stealth Black Hawks Used In Bin Laden Raid | News we like | Scoop.it
In Sean Naylor’s new book Relentless Strike: The Secret History Of Joint Special Operations Command previously unknown details about the stealth Black Hawk helicopters that were used on Bin Laden raid in 2011 are discussed.
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Judges seem hesitant to stop NSA bulk collection before ban takes effect

Judges seem hesitant to stop NSA bulk collection before ban takes effect | News we like | Scoop.it
Federal judges express skepticism at ACLU argument that agency should not collect phone data during ‘transition’ period under new USA Freedom Act Judges who issued the harshest rebuke to the National Security Agency have expressed skepticism at a...
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SolarCity Is About to Start Manufacturing the Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel Ever 

SolarCity Is About to Start Manufacturing the Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel Ever  | News we like | Scoop.it
Normally,22.04 percent wouldn’t exactly inspire awe. What about the other 78 percent? Where is it being wasted? But for solar panels, it’s a leap forward.
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Landmark ECJ data protection ruling could impact Facebook and Google

Landmark ECJ data protection ruling could impact Facebook and Google | News we like | Scoop.it
European Court of Justice decision has ‘changed face of data protection’ for internet companies claim experts by changing rules of one-stop-shop The European Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the Hungarian data protection authority in its...
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US regulator missed its best chance to catch VW cheating

US regulator missed its best chance to catch VW cheating | News we like | Scoop.it
More than a decade ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency helped develop a technology that ultimately was used by an independent laboratory to catch Volkswagen's elaborate cheating on car emissions tests.
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