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Amazon Vs. Google: Internet Giants Fight to Store Our DNA in Cloud

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Amazon and Google are racing each other to acquire and store data on human DNA, with both companies competing for market share in an industry estimated to be worth around $1 billion by 2018. That has led academic institutions and healthcare companies to choose one cloud computing service or the other: Google Genomics or Amazon Web Services. The growth of the industry is due, in part, to the increasing... 

New 'Power Over Wi-Fi' System Allows Users to Charge Devices Remotely

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New technology developed by researchers at the University of Washington allows low-power devices to be charged over a Wi-Fi network, at home or on the move. A new Wi-Fi system is able to power electronic devices remotely using ordinary routers, allowing low-power objects to be charged wirelessly at distances of up to 28 feet [8.5 meters], according to researchers at the University of Washington. The... 

Blood test shows every virus you've ever had

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A team of scientists from Howard Hughes Medical Institute has developed an inexpensive test that can reveal viral infection history of an individual from a single drop of blood. A team of scientists has developed an inexpensive yet comprehensive test that can reveal viral infection history of an individual from a single drop of blood. The VirScan blood test, developed by scientists from Howard Hughes... 

Pentagon showcases new killer robots that destroy large groups of people in minutes

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The US Defense Department has recently held a small exhibition to show off latest killer robots that had been built for Congress and media outlets. The exhibition was not open to everyone. The event that lasted for only a few hours showcased how far the US has advanced in its ability to kill large groups of people in just a few minutes with the help of robots. The Pentagon promised members of Congress... 

South Korean bot wins DARPA’s robotic disaster simulation contest

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Humanoid robots won the day at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, slightly outperforming their quadruped rivals at overcoming obstacles and completing tasks in a simulated disaster environment. South Korean team KAIST grabbed the top $2 million prize. Team KAIST’s transformer robot, HUBO, proved to be the most reliable and adaptable of the competitors, possibly due to its innovative design. The 5-foot-tall... 

Cats Make Kids Dumb, Men Aggressive & Women Cheat - US Scientists

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Research links diminished cognitive skill in kids to cats. A recent study has linked a parasite generally carried by cats to a decline in memory and reading aptitude in children. The discovery was made by a team of researchers from the University of Iowa and Florida International University, The Telegraph reported on Monday. According to the scientists, Toxoplasma gondii, a single cell organism which... 

Amnesia-hit patients can recall their lost memories

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A new study raises hopes for patients with severe amnesia. Memories lost as a result of amnesia can be retrieved by activating certain brain cells with light, a new study says. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have managed to recover lost memories of a group of laboratory mice, hit by amnesia, through using a technology known as optogenetics, or the use of light to prompt... 

Russia Must Be Reborn as Major Industrial Power - Deputy PM

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (right) touring the exhibition “Industrial Potential of the Vladimir Region” at the third-annual Vladimir Regional Economic Forum. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin has stated that Russia’s future depends on its rebirth as a major industrial power, noting that Russian manufacturers must recapture the domestic market, and that... 

US killer robots threaten humanity

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The US military has set to design killer robots. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working out drones which will be able to track and kill targets even when out of contact with their handlers. The robots will be provided with lethal weapon systems. The scientists are concerned with the threat and call on banning of such systems. Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science... 

Genetically engineered virus can cure cancer - UK Scientists

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A new study by UK scientists reveals that a genetically created herpes-based virus is an effective remedy against skin cancer. This virotherapy raises life expectancy for patients with aggressive melanoma and has fewer side effects than other treatments. The worldwide study, which was led by the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, says that an... 

NASA's Hubble telescope catches star digesting companion

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Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers at NASA have used the Hubble Space Telescope to capture a very rare event: A star, dubbed ‘Nasty 1,’ cannibalizing another star nearby, and producing a giant, pancake-shaped gas disk in the... 

Brain implant senses intent to move robotic arm

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A neuroprosthetic device implanted in Erik Sorto’s brain allowed him to drink unaided for the first time in 13 years. Researchers in the United States have developed a new kind of brain implant that helps patients move robotic arms. Researchers said Thursday the brain implant offers new promise to disabled people with spinal injuries to seamlessly control robotic limbs or even entire body suits in... 

Hoverboard flight sets new Guinness record

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A Romanian inventor who lives in the French part of Canada has set a new world record by gliding a few hundred meters over a lake on his self-designed hoverboard. The flight caught the attention of all the Back To The Future fans just months before the movie’s iconic October 21, 2015 date. Guinness World Records confirmed that Catalin Alexandru Duru piloted his propeller-powered hoverboard 275.9... 

China Plans First Ever Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon

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What lies on the dark side of the moon? The ruined civilization of our lunar forbearers? A pile of overplayed Pink Floyd records? The most exclusive Airbnb in the galaxy? China’s on the case, launching the first expedition of its kind, a journey to the moon’s untapped hemisphere. The closest extraterrestrial body, the moon has done much to shape our history and mythologies. It’s been associated... 

Pandas Are An Evolutionary Dilemma

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Pandas’ guts are dominated by carnivore-like gut bacteria despite two million years of adopting herbivore lifestyle, a new study says. Giant pandas follow a strict plant-eating diet, feeding almost always on bamboo; however, the new study published by the American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, suggests that these bears are poorly adapted for a plant-eating diet due to a total lack of plant-degrading... 
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