Famed Physicist Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook
stephen hawking
October 24th, 2014
Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned astrophysicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," has recently joined Facebook.
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Adidas Fit Smart: Fitness Tracker Review
October 22nd, 2014
The Fit Smart is a new fitness tracker from Adidas that's intended for people who want to improve their workouts, whether that be running or fitness training for sports.
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You're Being Watched: Online Stores Know Your Habits
Online Shopping
October 24th, 2014
Getting the best price while online shopping is complicated by the fact that retailers can learn a lot about you, and they often use that information to alter the options you see, new research finds.
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How Drones Are Fighting Infectious Disease
The senseFly eBee drone.
October 22nd, 2014
In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease.
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The Tech Behind Apple Pay: Is Your Money Secure?
Apple Pay in action.
October 20th, 2014
Go ahead and forget your wallet. Apple's new mobile payment app, Apple Pay, launched today (Oct. 20), and security experts say this high-tech way to pay seems like a safe alternative to swiping your credit or debit card.
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Robot Laws: How to Regulate Driverless Cars & Robo-Surgeons
Driverless car accident
October 17th, 2014
If a self-driving car causes an accident or a surgical robot kills a patient, whose fault is it? These are some of the questions a recently released European Union-funded report seeks to answer.
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Real-Life Tractor Beam Pulls in Particles
The Millennium Falcon in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope."
October 23rd, 2014
The invisible force that pulls in the Millennium Falcon spacecraft to the Death Star in "Star Wars" movies is still far from becoming a reality, but physicists have developed a miniature version of sorts: a tractor beam that can reel in tiny particles.
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US Army's Laser Gun Can Blast Enemy Drones: How It Works
Boeing's mobile laser.
October 21st, 2014
For the U.S. military, laser guns aren't sci-fi tech; they're a reality.
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Virtual Reality Could Let Astronauts 'Go to the Beach'
Oculus Rift
October 20th, 2014
Spending long periods of time in space can be a psychologically demanding experience, but a new virtual reality system could give NASA astronauts a welcome escape.
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