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Software Converts Your Speech into Chinese

Software Converts Your Speech into Chinese | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The software, still in development, translates speech on the fly and tries to match your voice.
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Terminator-style ‘skin’ quickly repairs itself after a gunshot

Terminator-style ‘skin’ quickly repairs itself after a gunshot | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A self-healing material that can fix itself with unprecedented speed could help protect structures in space
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The beetle in the centre flies towards forest fires to lay its eggs and is inspiring fire safety techniques in California - The beetle collection that is inspiring new engineering designs - Mind Re...

The beetle in the centre flies towards forest fires to lay its eggs and is inspiring fire safety techniques in California - The beetle collection that is inspiring new engineering designs - Mind Re... | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Photos taken by Rory Galloway with thanks to London’s Natural History Museum
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These images show just how unique your tears are

These images show just how unique your tears are | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
To the naked eye, tears might not look like much - they're salty, wet, globules, whether you got them because you're sad, happy, or cutting raw onions. But the various circumstances that cause you to shed one or 100 tears determines a distinct...
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Study of Fetal Perception Takes Off

Study of Fetal Perception Takes Off | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
We start to pick up words, food preferences and hand–eye coordination long before being born
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Neuroscientists create organic-computing ‘Brainet’ network of rodent and primate brains — humans next | KurzweilAI

Neuroscientists create organic-computing ‘Brainet’ network of rodent and primate brains — humans next | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Experimental apparatus scheme for a Brainet computing device. A Brainet of four interconnected brains is shown. The arrows represent the flow of information
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The Depths of Animal Grief — NOVA Next | PBS

The Depths of Animal Grief — NOVA Next | PBS | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
From parrots to elephants, animals that lose a child or companion can exhibit an apparently complex range of emotions.
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Scientists have created a 'self-healing' metal coating - BBC News

Scientists have created a 'self-healing' metal coating - BBC News | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed "self-healing" coatings for metals and pipelines.
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Teen finds exoplanet

Teen finds exoplanet | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Tom Wagg discovered exoplanet WASP-142b while doing an internship. Just 15 at the time, he is possibly the youngest person ever to find an exoplanet.
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How to make instant carbon nanoparticles at home for cool biomedical uses | KurzweilAI

How to make instant carbon nanoparticles at home for cool biomedical uses | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Luminescent carbon nanoparticles (a mixture of carbohydrates) were used for controlled drug delivery. Poly( N -isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM), a
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Modern Europe was formed by milk-drinking Russians

Modern Europe was formed by milk-drinking Russians | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Denmark found that the Yamnaya people from southern Russia spread their ideas and DNA to northern Europe during a mass migration period.
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Making robots more human by detecting human emotions | KurzweilAI

Making robots more human by detecting human emotions | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Stretchable transparent ultrasensitive strain sensors attached to the forehead, near the mouth, under the eye, and on the neck to sense skin strains induced by
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Cambridge University & Toshiba | Zoe the emotional avatar of the future | KurzweilAI

Cambridge University & Toshiba | Zoe the emotional avatar of the future | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Cambridge University & Toshiba | Meet Zoe, a digital talking head that can express human emotions on demand with unprecedented realism and could herald
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How birds take it in turns to lead

How birds take it in turns to lead | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Like a cycling peloton, birds solve their flocking dilemma by taking it in turns, research reveals.
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Quantum weirdness proved real in first loophole-free experiment

Quantum weirdness proved real in first loophole-free experiment | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A century-long debate about whether quantum mechanics described reality or masked a deeper layer, as Einstein suggested, has concluded – quantum reality won
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A robot has just passed a classic self-awareness test for the first time

A robot has just passed a classic self-awareness test for the first time | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A researcher at Ransselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US has given three Nao robots an updated version of the classic ' wise men puzzle ' self-awareness test... and one of them has managed to pass. In the classic test, a hypothetical King calls...
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Soon your cracked smartphone screen will be able to self-repair

Soon your cracked smartphone screen will be able to self-repair | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A new self-repairing material has been developed by researchers in the UK and they say it’ll be ready to integrate into everything from smartphone screens to nail varnish within the next five years. Originally developed for aeroplane wings , the...
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3-D-printed robot is hard inside, soft outside, and capable of jumping without hurting itself | KurzweilAI

3-D-printed robot is hard inside, soft outside, and capable of jumping without hurting itself | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Left: the rigid top fractures on landing, while the top made of nine layers going from rigid to flexible remains intact (credit: Jacobs School of
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The solar road in the Netherlands is working even better than expected

The solar road in the Netherlands is working even better than expected | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The Netherlands made headlines last year when it built the world's first solar road - an energy-harvesting bike path paved with glass-coated solar panels. Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than...
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Blind Hikers Cross Mountains with Special GPS : DNews

Blind Hikers Cross Mountains with Special GPS : DNews | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Thanks to an experimental smartphone app and special GPS, five French hikers crossed a mountain range unaccompanied by sighted guides.
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Disabled people remotely pilot robot in another country with their thoughts | KurzweilAI

Disabled people remotely pilot robot in another country with their thoughts | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
(Left) Patient at a clinic operating the BCI. (Right) Telepresence robot equipped with infrared sensors for obstacle detection and Skype video connection on
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Micro-tentacles for tiny robots can handle delicate objects like blood vessels | KurzweilAI

Micro-tentacles for tiny robots can handle delicate objects like blood vessels | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A micro-tentacle developed by Iowa State engineers spirals gently around an ant (credit: Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim/Iowa State University) Iowa State University
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PBS Newshour | Teaching computers how to play Atari better than humans | KurzweilAI

PBS Newshour | Teaching computers how to play Atari better than humans | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
PBS Newshour | Teaching computers how to play Atari better than humans. This version of Atari's “Space Invaders” isn’t being played by a person,
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Who, What, blunted your brain's response to other people's pain? - Welcome to the EF Academy Blog

Who, What, blunted your brain's response to other people's pain? - Welcome to the EF Academy Blog | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
 As a foreigner, as a teacher, as a human, I am fascinated by neuroscience, the marvelous perfection of billions of talkative neurons moving meaningfully in a harmonious path inside our heads, giving us the possibility of choice, being pruned by lack of action, growing ceaselessly with our thoughtful thinking. Learning about it is a pleasure …
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Artificial photosynthesis could help make fuels, plastics, and medicine | KurzweilAI

Artificial photosynthesis could help make fuels, plastics, and medicine | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Schematics of a general artificial photosynthetic approach. The proposed approach for solar-powered CO2 fixation includes four general components: (1)
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Search for extraterrestrial intelligence extends to near-infrared optical signals | KurzweilAI

Search for extraterrestrial intelligence extends to near-infrared optical signals | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Lick Observatory, home of NIROSETI (credit: Laurie Hatch) Astronomers have expanded the search for extraterrestrial intelligence into a new realm with
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