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NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth

Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, "Fi...
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This voice-authentication wearable could block voice-assistant or bank spoofing | KurzweilAI

This voice-authentication wearable could block voice-assistant or bank spoofing | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Alexa, turn off my security system. (credit: Amazon) University of Michigan (U-M) scientists have developed a voice-authentication system for reducing

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Faster big-data analysis

Faster big-data analysis | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A new system for creating code that manipulates tensors yields programs that are 100 times as efficient as those produced by existing software packages, with ramifications for big-data analysis and machine learning.

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AlphaGo Zero trains itself to be most powerful Go player in the world | KurzweilAI

AlphaGo Zero trains itself to be most powerful Go player in the world | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
(credit: DeepMind) Deep Mind has just announced AlphaGo Zero, an evolution of AlphaGo, the first computer program to defeat a world champion at the ancient

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Genetic Study Shows Skin Color Is Only Skin Deep

Genetic Study Shows Skin Color Is Only Skin Deep | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Genes for both light and dark pigmentation have been in the human gene pool for at least 900,000 years
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This Device Uses Radio Waves To Track How You're Sleeping

This Device Uses Radio Waves To Track How You're Sleeping | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Scientists think it could help them better understand progression of chronic diseases like Parkinson's
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Walking DNA nanorobot could deliver a drug to a precise location in your body | KurzweilAI

Walking DNA nanorobot could deliver a drug to a precise location in your body | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
DNA nanorobot cargo carrier (artist's impression) (credit: Ella Maru Studio) Caltech scientists have developed a cargo sorting DNA nanorobot programmed to
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Scientists remove one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots | KurzweilAI

Scientists remove one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
(L) The electrically actuated muscle with thin resistive wire in a rest position; (R) The muscle is expanded using only a low voltage (8V). (credit: Aslan
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Facebook AI learns human reactions after watching hours of Skype

Facebook AI learns human reactions after watching hours of Skype | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
People use their faces to communicate in subtle ways. A Facebook conversational bot trained on Skype chats had reactions indistinguishable from human ones

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Plastic Fibers Are Found in '83% of the World's Tap Water'

Plastic Fibers Are Found in '83% of the World's Tap Water' | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A global tap water study raises fresh concerns about the implications of rampant plastic pollution on human and planetary health.
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Leading AI country will be ‘ruler of the world,’ says Putin | KurzweilAI

Leading AI country will be ‘ruler of the world,’ says Putin | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
DoD autonomous drone swarms concept (credit: U.S. Dept. of Defense) Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday (Sept. 1, 2017) that the country that
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The man who makes prosthetic hands for free - BBC News

The man who makes prosthetic hands for free - BBC News | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Taiwan's Chang Hsien-liang makes free limb for those who need them, after losing his own hand.
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DNA Editing: Doping of the Future?

DNA Editing: Doping of the Future? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The ability to edit DNA is already here, but the effects of doing so are hardly understood. Genetics experts explain the potential pitfalls and alluring upside of using the technology on athletes.
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Could Video Gamers Make Our Food Supply Safer?

Could Video Gamers Make Our Food Supply Safer? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

An effort to combat poisonous molds that contaminate crops is looking to tap the puzzle-solving skills of amateur gamers

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A sneak peak at radical future user interfaces for phones, computers, and VR | KurzweilAI

A sneak peak at radical future user interfaces for phones, computers, and VR | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Grabity: a wearable haptic interface for simulating weight and grasping in VR (credit: UIST 2017) Drawing in air, touchless control of virtual objects,

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Jupiter and Ganymede

Jupiter and Ganymede | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Galileo never saw Ganymede, Jupiters largest moon, but this NASA video shows the moon orbiting behind Jupiter in just two hours
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Surgeons trained with touch-and-feel VR

Surgeons trained with touch-and-feel VR | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed.
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‘Fog computing’ could improve communications during natural disasters | KurzweilAI

‘Fog computing’ could improve communications during natural disasters | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Hurricane Irma at peak intensity near the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 (credit: NOAA) Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have
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New system allows near-zero-power sensors to communicate data over long distances | KurzweilAI

New system allows near-zero-power sensors to communicate data over long distances | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
This low-cost, flexible epidermal medical-data patch prototype successfully transmitted information at up to 37500 bits per second across a 3,300-square-feet
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Get the latest technology and engineering news and insight. Learn about the next steps for everything from AI and smart devices to mechanical engineering

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Computer knows how much pain you are in by studying your face

Computer knows how much pain you are in by studying your face | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
An algorithm that estimates someone’s pain levels by looking at their face could help stop doctors prescribing painkillers to people who don’t need them
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Seeing the Unseen: New, Low-Cost Technique Tracks Objects Hidden by Fog

Seeing the Unseen: New, Low-Cost Technique Tracks Objects Hidden by Fog | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A new, low-cost technique could reveal objects shrouded in mist or dust
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Flexible Batteries May Soon Be Printed Right On Your Clothes

Flexible Batteries May Soon Be Printed Right On Your Clothes | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Graphene supercapacitors, printed directly on textiles, could power medical devices, wearable computers, even phone-charging shirts

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The Solar Eclipse Had a Spooky Effect on Nature

The Solar Eclipse Had a Spooky Effect on Nature | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The total solar eclipse had a strange impact on nature and animals all across the United States.
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