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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Maybe your phone’s password should be a doodle

Free-form gestures or doodles could be the next big thing in passwords. They’re faster, safer, and easier to remember compared to conventional log-in methods for mobile devices, new research...

Do we love robots more if assembly is required?

Robot makers may want to follow Ikea’s strategy for customer satisfaction and give people a chance to partially assemble their new robots. Just like the way fans of the Swedish...

Maybe robots won’t kill us if they read ‘good’ books

The rapid pace of artificial intelligence (AI) has raised some fears that robots could act unethically or soon choose to harm humans. Some are calling for bans on robotics...

How to Improve Your IT Skills

Unemployment levels have never been higher and thanks to the digital revolution of today it’s important that everybody has a good set of IT skills. Basic IT skills are...

Battery for electric cars self-heats when it’s freezing

A new lithium-ion battery that self-heats could be the answer for electric car owners who drive in frigid weather and suffer from winter “range anxiety,” researchers say. “It is a...

Mini ‘force fields’ control tiny robot soldiers

  Researchers are testing a way to control a single microbot that operates as part of a group. The robots are too small for batteries, so instead magnetic fields allow...

Software makes 3D maps of buildings in real time

  When Thomas Schöps wants to create a 3D model of a building, he pulls out his tablet computer. As he completes a leisurely walk around the structure, he keeps...

Man maneuvers robotic arm with his thoughts

  Surgeons used a new technique to attach a thought-controlled robot arm directly to an amputee’s stump, giving him a far greater range of motion with the advanced prosthetic limb. The system,...

5 big questions about the science of ‘Star Wars’

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens cleans up at the box office, researchers from Georgia Tech are taking a closer look at the science of the films. Here they answer five big questions about...

Computer are reaching human learning abilities

Scientists have developed an algorithm that captures our learning abilities, enabling computers to recognize and draw simple visual concepts that are mostly indistinguishable from those created by humans. The work,...
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China, desperate to censor information about the Wuhan virus on the social media

The so-called "Wuhan virus" is so new that it is only known by the name of the region in China where the outbreak is...
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Edible cannabis products are now sold in Canada

From 16 December 2019, edible cannabis products are permitted to be sold in Canada. These must comply with new regulations for edible, inhalable and...
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Are you afraid of being attacked by a shark? You shouldn’t be

Shark attacks in 2019 were unusually low for the second year running, with 64 unprovoked bites in 2019, researchers report. According to the University of...

Looking for strategies to limit the amount of time your teen spends gaming?

Eighty-six percent of parents agree that teens spend too much time gaming, but many may be...
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Becoming less active and gaining weight: Downsides of becoming an adult

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to...

How do cybercriminal gangs form?

New research identifies common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these groups function and work together to cause an estimated $445-600 billion of harm...

How to mark your three favorite whatsapps at the top of the list

Android allows you to implement the 'Set Chats' feature, which allows you to place up to three chats at the top of your WhatsApp...

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