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 Drones can safely carry blood bags   It's good news for rescuers who can't wait for life-saving supplies.‎ Paramedics and rescue teams can't always afford to wait for blood supplies, especially when they're in remote locations where most vehicles would take too long (or can.‎.‎.‎
  Brains can recover some 'lost' memories Electrical jolts can recall short-term For the longest while, researchers believed that you could only preserve a memory in your brain if the relevant neurons were active.‎ However, it now looks like this isn't always the case -- and that.‎.‎.‎
   The first smart mirror you can actually buy focuses on your flaws Daily photos of your face are meant to flag problems with your skin.‎ The mirror is more cutesy than the futuristic thanks to its pink accents.‎ It houses a 14-inch LCD screen and has a camera sitting in the.‎.‎.‎
 Electric balaclava to avert chest infections in cold weather  Researchers have developed a smart balaclava which warms oxygen before it’s inhaled to reduce the risk of athletes contracting chest infections in winter.‎ Nottingham Trent University and German advanced knitting.‎.‎.‎
Wearable sweat sensor paves way for real-time analysis of body chemistry Blood tests allow doctors to peer into the human body to analyze people's health.‎ But in the future, there may be a less invasive way to obtain valuable information about a person's health: wearable sensors that use human.‎.‎.‎
New Plastic-Based Textile Helps Cool You Off Researchers engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer.‎    A new type of fabric could keep people cool in hot climates and reduce the need for expensive and energy-consuming.‎.‎.‎
The first autonomous, entirely soft robot Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3-D-printed 'octobot' has no electronicsA team of researchers with expertise in 3-D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered,.‎.‎.‎
How about a nice hot cup of virtual tea?‎ Electronics company ALPS tests (and manufactures) all kinds of things.‎ But its virtual cup, made possibly by haptic technology and heat transmission, is the electronics manufacturer at its weird best.‎ The cup, which is the size of a typical tumbler, is.‎.‎.‎
New and Hopeful Breakthroughs in Touch Based Password Security Scientists at the University of Washington think they have stumbled onto a technology that will render your passwords virtually un-hackable.‎ How?‎ By using passwords that are able to be sent through the human body, with the use of.‎.‎.‎
Why do hackers prefer Linux?‎ Linux has much to offer any computer user, but it has proven to be particularly popular with hackers.‎  Ever wonder why hackers prefer Linux over windows and other operating systems?‎ If you’ve wondered, but never really understood the differences, it might seem.‎.‎.‎
Are Virtual Reality Headsets Safe for Kids?‎ Virtual-reality headsets are likely to be at the top of many kids' wish lists this holiday season, but with many VR devices coming with age restrictions, is the technology safe for youngsters?The Oculus Rift and Samsung's Gear VR headsets are.‎.‎.‎
DARPA's 'Aerial Dragnet' Will Monitor Drones in Cities While air traffic control systems track, guide and monitor thousands of planes and helicopters every day, one group of sky flyers remains unmonitored: drones.In recent years, small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as commercial.‎.‎.‎
Lightweight, Wearable Tech Efficiently Converts Body Heat to Electricity The human body requires a lot of energy to run, but efforts are being made to claim some of that back to power electronic devices.‎ Kinetic energy, created from movement, has been harnessed to charge batteries in the.‎.‎.‎
  People will lie to robots to avoid hurting their feelings  The side effects of making machines more human.In the future, it's possible that robots will be able to prey on our emotions.‎ Or at least, behave in a way that makes us more sympathetic towards them.‎ Research carried out by.‎.‎.‎
۱۰ books to get you started on big data      The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don't by Nate Silver Want to get your head around big data and predictive analytics?‎ Check out TechRepublic's top ten titles to understand why data is so.‎.‎.‎
Mind-controlled nanobots release drugs inside cockroachesThe research could one day help patients release drugs into their own bodies.Stay with me here -- scientists from Bar-Ilan University and the Interdisciplinary Center created nanobots, injected them into cockroaches, and released fluorescent.‎.‎.‎
Based on X-ray videos, EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim with unprecedented detail: a tool for understanding the evolution of vertebrate locomotion.EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the gait of a salamander with.‎.‎.‎
It's very conductive, very transparent, and importantly.‎.‎.‎ very cheap.‎ If you want electronic skin or other transparent wearable devices, you need to send a current through that skin.‎ However, it's hard to make something that's both conductive and transparent -- and that's where a team of.‎.‎.‎
Python has been held back by its inability to natively use multiple CPU cores.‎ Now Pythonistas are aiming to find a solution For all of Python's great and convenient features, one goal remains out of reach: Python apps running on the CPython reference interpreter and using multiple CPU cores.‎.‎.‎
Performance, an app dock and Scribbles are just some of the features.‎ The Apple Watch might only be a little over one year old, but that isn't stopping Apple from introducing the wearable's third major release in a year.‎ WatchOS 3 tackles some of the biggest gripes of early adopters, most.‎.‎.‎
The BeeWare project offers tools and libraries offered for mobile and web development The BeeWare project is increasing options for the Python language by offering a collection of tools and libraries for mobile and web development.‎ Billed as "BeeWare, the IDEs of Python," the collection.‎.‎.‎
Anyone who wants to experiment with deploying apps as self-contained miniature OSes now have a UniK, a new software tool to speed the process An open source project sponsored by EMC allows applications written in C/C++, Java, Go, Node.js, and now Python to be transformed into unikernels --.‎.‎.‎
 Cisco has introduced a cloud-based multigigabit switch that's the first of its kind in the market.‎ Other additions to the Meraki wireless portfolio include APs and a desk phone.‎ Cisco has added a desktop phone, Wave 2 access points and a multigigabit switch -- the first of its kind in.‎.‎.‎
Moxi's flexible phone bends it like Gumby;‎ device will launch in China later this year Soon to be unveiled in China is the first truly bendable phone made by a company whose name is written as Moxi.‎ In Chinese, this is pronounced "mou-she.‎" In the language, it is short for the secret behind.‎.‎.‎
Virtual Reality has certainly become a hot topic over the past year or so, and 2016 has been described as “the Year of VR” a lot lately, and for good reason.‎ With mobile options like the Gear VR from Samsung becoming more accessible and desktop options like the HTC Vive getting more titles, there’s.‎.‎.‎
A breakthrough discovery can shrink traditional molded glass optics to a practically flat chip that is a fraction of the size, yet performs better than the highest-end research microscopes.‎  That's the promise from a Harvard University team that managed to pass light through an array of.‎.‎.‎
Researchers Jose Pacheco and Meenakshi Singh, who holds an sample qubit structure embedded in silicon.‎  You'll need an ion beam generator,but Sandia researchers have shown it can work  Take one atom of the element antimony, use an ion beam to shoot it into a silicon substrate, and you.‎.‎.‎