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US Coronavirus Prep, a Fatal Tesla Crash Ruling, New! 2020-02-26 17:34:45Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

How a Hacker's Mom Broke Into a Prison—and New! 2020-02-26 16:59:20Security analyst John Strand had a contract to test a correctional facility’s defenses. He sent the best person for the job: his mother.

How Self-Driving Car Makers Measure Their Own Progress New! 2020-02-26 15:24:26New reports track how often humans need to take control of autonomous vehicles being tested. That's a lousy way to assess the nascent industry.

Toy Fair 2020 Madness: Mega-Pikachu, Beanie Baby Fashion, New! 2020-02-26 15:06:42We had so much fun at Toy Fair 2020 this past weekend, we had to show you some more photos of the zany scene.

The Next Generation of Batteries Could Be Built New! 2020-02-26 11:55:59Angela Belcher found a way to turn nature's zombies into a tiny assembly line. But creating a new power cell might be just the beginning.

LG V60 ThinQ Hands On: 8K Video, 5G, 2020-02-26 10:00:00The phone goes head-to-head with Samsung on new features, but it's still not very compelling.

Ammunition x Gantri Lamp Collection Illuminates 3D Printing's 2020-02-26 09:00:00The lamp maker Gantri partnered with the Silicon Valley design firm Ammunition to produce a new line of greener lighting products.

Your Ad Here—Uber Moves Into Car-Top Digital Billboards 2020-02-26 08:00:00Uber's ad program gives drivers a chance to earn more, and gives the ride-hailing company a new revenue stream as it struggles to become profitable.

The Perma-Viral World of the At-Home Nose Job 2020-02-26 08:00:00Nonsurgical cosmetic methods, like nose and face shapers, are all over social media as users chase the perfect selfie—but these rituals are noth

This Clever Robotic Finger Feels With Light 2020-02-26 07:00:00The nerves in human fingertips are great at sensing things. For robots, learning to touch is more complicated.

Lights\! Camera\! Meeting\! Videoconferencing Gets a Makeover 2020-02-26 07:00:00Companies like Zoom and Microsoft are trying to make the remote connections more real—and fun. Trouble is, humans are awkward.

The Secret to Enjoying Nature Is … Your 2020-02-26 07:00:00I was spending way too much time staring at outdoorsy influencers on Instagram. So I downloaded the iNaturalist app—and stepped outside myself.

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Magnetic Brain Implants 2020-02-21 07:00:00Engineers at Rice University have designed a neural implant called MagNI that can be powered and programmed using an external magnetic field.

O Cubic 2020-02-18 07:00:00O Cubic is a technology that improves the sleeping environment in enclosed spaces by injecting clean air from the outside more quickly through the win

Electricity 'Out of Thin Air' 2020-02-17 13:00:00Scientists have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air.

Surena IV is Iran's Most Advanced Humanoid Robot 2020-02-17 07:00:00The fourth iteration of Iran's Surena robot is capable of mimicking a person's pose, grasping a water bottle, and writing its name on a whiteboard.

Innovative Patch Repairs Damaged Hearts 2020-02-16 07:00:00Heart tissue damaged by heart attached doesn't heal very well, the electrical signaling can be hindered and the pumping action weakened.

Wireless Pill can Target Drug Delivery 2020-02-15 07:00:00Veloce Digital Health is developing an ingestible smart pill called SmartTab that can be wirelessly controlled by a smartphone to release its contents

Look Ahead Goggles Focus Your Attention 2020-02-14 07:00:00Look Ahead Pro Goggles provide an innovative way to enhance your focus when engaging in fast and furious outdoor sports.

Airbus Blended Wing Aircraft 2020-02-13 07:00:00Airbus has tested a futuristic "blended wing" commercial aircraft that promises to cut fuel consumption up to 20 percent, as well as having the pote

Weed-Pulling Robot Could Eliminate Herbicides 2020-02-12 13:00:00Odd.Bot was developed for organic farming where large farms currently do all the weeding by hand.

Flinging Rockets into Space 2020-02-12 07:00:00SpinLaunch is developing a technology that will spin rockets up to 5,000 miles per hour in a giant centrifuge and then fling them into space.

Edible Cotton Seeds are Packed with Protein 2020-02-11 13:00:00A newly developed variety of cotton seed isn't toxic to humans like other varieties, and they are packed with protein.

Home Security Camera Disguised as a USB Charger 2020-02-11 07:00:00Put this secret camera, disguised as a USB charger anywhere without alerting anyone to its presence.

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Is imposter syndrome actually a myth? 2020-02-26 08:25:00A recent survey found that women are just as confident as men in their abilities at work. Does that mean imposter syndrome isn’t as much of a ch

Strange, non-oxygen-breathing animal poses more questions than answers 2020-02-26 07:54:17Researchers have discovered a rather unique creature that doesn’t require oxygen to breathe, but aren’t sure how it generates energy. The

What it means to be a pharmaceutical engineer 2020-02-26 06:56:12Paul Dunphy of BMS highlights the most important skills for working as a pharmaceutical engineer. The post What it means to be a pharmaceutical engine

Toyota invests $400m in Pony.ai’s autonomous vehicle tech 2020-02-26 06:27:45Toyota aims to deepen the integration of Pony.ai's autonomous driving system with the Japanese motor giant’s vehicle platforms and technologies

How humanising Alexa taps into ancient beliefs – 2020-02-26 06:00:19Stephen T Asma of Columbia College Chicago writes about how the tech that is supposedly dehumanising us might actually make us more human. The post H

Speedinvest’s €190m fund will invest in early-stage European 2020-02-26 05:24:20Speedinvest plans to back early-stage fintech, deep tech, industrial tech, digital health and consumer tech start-ups based in Europe. The post Speedi

How a ‘reluctant academic’ is now making serious 2020-02-26 05:00:18Prof John Ringwood of Maynooth University discusses the challenges that come with developing wave energy in Ireland and tackling the climate crisis.

Manna and Just Eat launch drone food delivery 2020-02-26 04:49:22With the launch of Manna's commercial pilot, UCD students will soon be able to order takeaways that will be delivered by drone within minutes. The po

Seagulls prefer to snatch food from your hand, 2020-02-26 04:14:49A new study suggests that seagulls prefer snatching food that has been handled by humans, potentially explaining why they’re such good urban col

5 ways to make an impact if you’re 2020-02-26 03:45:03Christoph Niewerth of Hays gives his top tips for hitting the ground running as a newly appointed manager. The post 5 ways to make an impact if you&rs

Kavaleer’s Andrew Kavanagh on why ‘it’s a good 2020-02-25 08:05:16With a career spanning almost 30 years, Andrew Kavanagh of Kavaleer Productions discusses life in the animation industry and why he believes it’

Solving defect in quantum material could see spaceships 2020-02-25 07:44:31Researchers working towards a future of quantum computers and light-powered spaceships have made a major discovery. The post Solving defect in quantu

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The Tokyo Olympics May Be Canceled Due to New! 2020-02-26 16:46:22 According to a high-ranking organizer, it’s possible the Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be canceled due to the international coronavirus outbrea

NASA: Boeing Skipped Crucial Software Test of Starliner New! 2020-02-26 15:49:43 NASA has learned that Boeing did not perform a “full, end-to-end integrated test” of its astronaut-ferrying Starliner spacecraft with the

If You Want a Hangover Cure, Trust Science, New! 2020-02-26 15:48:30 Hangovers suck. This is not a controversial statement. You’re probably well aware of this fact, as well as the corollary that hangovers get wor

Artificial and Biological Neurons Just Talked Over the New! 2020-02-26 15:31:12 For the first time, scientists developed a rudimentary neural net that allows biological and silicon-based, artificial brain cells to communicate bac

World’s First: Spacecraft Docks to Commercial Satellite In New! 2020-02-26 15:09:35 In a world’s first, a commercial satellite has docked to another orbiting satellite. Northrop Grumman’s “Mission Extension Vehicle-

Former NASA Scientist Absolutely Shreds Planet Emojis New! 2020-02-26 12:10:35 Finally, a definitive answer to the world’s most pressing question: A planetary scientist who used to work for NASA determined which “rin

Researcher: Passing Star Could Yeet Earth Out of New! 2020-02-26 12:07:48 While it hasn’t happened for four billion years, there is still a chance that incoming stars that whip past the Earth could throw it out of its

In Open Letter, Wuhan Nurses Cry for Global 2020-02-26 11:11:04 As they try to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, medical staff in China are suffering from a seemingly endless pile of work, new cases, and the coronaviru

Astronomers: Our Planet Might Have Another Moon, Except 2020-02-26 10:48:31 The Earth might have a new, temporary Moon companion. A team of astronomers at the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey near Tuscon, Arizona suspect there

Juul Wants to Age-Lock Its Vapes 2020-02-26 10:46:52 Cloud Nein The year is 2023. You go to take a drag on your Juul — but your phone’s Bluetooth won’t connect to the vape, meaning it

Trump Appears to Confuse Coronavirus With Ebola 2020-02-26 10:21:09 During an appearance in India this week, noted reality TV star and U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to confuse the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 with Eb

Diabetic Mice “Cured Rapidly” Using Human Stem Cells 2020-02-26 10:21:06 A team of researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis successfully converted human stem cells into cells that are able t

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