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Flying Tent sleeps in or below the trees and doubles as a poncho 

Volvo shows off new gearbox by pulling 750 tonnes from standstill 

Toyota reaches out to Gen Z with oddball uBox concept 

NASA’s weird and wonderful NIAC 2016 selections 

Bike backpack has its own lights, turn signals and alarm 

Google awards $20 million to 29 innovative disability nonprofits 

Brain Implant Enables Quadriplegic Man to Play Guitar Hero With His Hands 

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Review: Tiny Computer, Huge Potential 

The Best Little Brain Reader Your Money Can’t Buy (Yet) 

Laser-Powered Balls Can Haul Heavy Loads Across Water 

This Flexible Sheet Camera Captures Images of What It’s Wrapped Around 

Report: The FBI Paid Some Dodgy Hackers a One-Time Fee for a Zero-Day to Unlock the San Bernardino Phone 

These Crazy Jet Ski Tricks Seem to Defy Gravity 

Next Big Future: NASA funds Direct Drive Fusion Propulsion 

Next Big Future: Mastering superconductors and high field trapped field magnets 

New method to preserve microfluidic devices for HIV monitoring in developing countries 

Pain drug in pipeline as researchers unwind marine snail puzzle 

Students design force-testing device for makers of children’s 3-D printed prosthetics 

May carbon dioxide turbine help address clean power generation? 

Scientists report on novel method for extending the life of implantable devices in situ 

Researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing butter with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease 

Maple syrup protects neurons and nurtures young minds 


How the brain produces consciousness in ‘time slices’ 

Progress of simulating dynamics in heterogeneous materials 

Gourmet meals are filled with bacteria – and they taste delicious 

Recovering lithium from natural salt pools – purity up to 99.9 per cent 

Ice streams can be slowed down by gas hydrates 

Students win international prize for sustainable aquaculture idea 

NASA image: T-38C passes in front of the sun at supersonic speed 

Riddle of missing efficiency in zinc oxide-based dye-sensitised solar cells solved 

Tech billionaire donates $250 mn for cancer ‘moonshot’ 

Untwist scoliosis by clipping wings of an overactive ladybird 

Researcher discovers a protein that spreads cancer 

Commercialising gas bubbles for cancer drug delivery 

Combined HIV and hepatitis C virus vaccination a possibility 

Genetic diversity helps to limit infectious disease 

Are humans the new supercomputer? Team blurred the boundaries between man and mac 

Elusive state of superconducting matter discovered after 50 years 

Protecting crowds from bombings in public spaces 

In wide range of species, longevity proteins affect dozens of the same genes 

Sorting the wheat from the chaff 

Recyclable, sugar-derived foam—a renewable alternative to traditional polyurethanes? 

Robots could get ‘touchy’ with self-powered smart skin 

Feeding stock with rubber seed proteins 

Novel polymeric materials from palm oil derivatives 

Microbiologists unravel relationship among plants, mycorrhizal fungi 

Engineer explores a new path through the Earth’s crust 

NASA invests in two-dimensional spacecraft, reprogrammable microorganisms 

Robot bird to make its first flight at airports 

Integrated nanozymes for brain chemistry 

Uber starts motorbike taxi service in Indonesian capital 

Undergraduate team wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for gloves that translate sign language 

Miami-Dade Takes Steps to Prevent Spread of Zika — ScienceDaily 

Autonomous vehicles cannot be test-driven enough miles to demonstrate their safety: Alternative testing methods needed, report finds — ScienceDaily 

Supermaterial Made From Seaweed Could Replace Bubble Wrap 

Typhoid toxin aids survival in mice | Science News 

Cost Effective Smart Windows To Replace Curtains?: Science Fiction in the News 

News Picks: Threat from wildfires is now nearly year-round 

The Extinction Invention 

These People Have a Mind-Bending Way to Navigate 

The Scariest Vine You Never Ever Want to Meet – Phenomena: Curiously Krulwich 

Hunting Bats Plan Two Bugs Ahead – Inkfish 

Inside Rome’s Enlightenment Library – The Extremo Files : The Extremo Files 

A 26-Million-Year-Old Whale Song – D-brief 

New Evidence Points to Personal Brain Signatures – Scientific American 

CRISPR: Pursuit of profit poisons collaboration : Nature News & Comment 

Physics: Unite to build a quantum Internet : Nature News & Comment 

The tumour trail left in blood : Nature : Nature Publishing Group 

Cancer therapy: an evolved approach : Nature News & Comment 

Cocktails for cancer with a measure of immunotherapy : Nature News & Comment 

Your porchlight is causing moths to evolve | Science | AAAS 

European mental health project targets biological roots of social withdrawal | Science | AAAS 

The Video Game Creating Quantum Physics Breakthroughs 

New Paperlike Battery Withstands Freezing Temperatures With Ease 

IKEA Made a Bike 

7 Best Eco-Friendly Gadgets in 2016 – Environmentally Friendly Tech Products 

The truth about migration: Rich countries need immigrants | New Scientist 

What’s behind bankruptcy of world’s largest private coal firm | New Scientist 

Rattlesnake plans attack by clearing path for its deadly strike | New Scientist 

First evidence that sperm epigenetics affect the next generation | New Scientist 

Science isn’t as solid as it should be – but science can fix it | New Scientist 

Space station turf war is coming – who will own low Earth orbit? | New Scientist 

How to make apps that help Europe-bound Syrian refugees | New Scientist 

One Per Cent | New Scientist 

The greatest Star Wars lightsabers in the world are built by fans | The Verge 

First Click: Oh great, now I want this $3,000 electric bicycle | The Verge 

Logitech has acquired Jaybird for its earbud business 

The billionaire’s race to colonize space: Blue Origin versus SpaceX 

Big data and privacy: Getting the balance right 

Move It puts a smart mini gym in your room 

New York’s NFC payments for public transit are five years away 

Oculus demos a VR selfie stick and personalized avatars | TechCrunch 

Google launches distributed version of its TensorFlow machine learning system | TechCrunch 

NY Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall envisions AI bringing mental health to the masses | TechCrunch 

MightyTV uses a Tinder-style interface to offer personal tips on what to watch next | TechCrunch 

Nauto raises $12 million for driverless car technology that’s street-legal today | TechCrunch 

Pure Watercraft brings boaters a Tesla-style motor | TechCrunch 

You looking at me? Vyking launches video ad that reacts to your facial expression | TechCrunch 

NASA selects 13 early-stage, high-concept moonshots for $100K funding each | TechCrunch 

Drone racing organization IDRA scores broadcast deal with ESPN | TechCrunch 

Homeless, not phoneless: The app saving society’s forgotten tech users – CNET 

On Amazon’s heels, Walmart expands grocery pickup service – CNET 

Facebook takes on global Internet bottlenecks – CNET 

The perfect apology, according to science – CNET 

New Google Calendar feature finds time in your schedule to fulfill your goals – CNET 

5 things you should know about Windows as a Service | TechRadar 

Samsung’s new dongle turns its SUHD TVs into the center of your smart home | TechRadar 

How to save your job from the intelligent robots | Computerworld 

Everspin ships high-density MRAM to safeguard data in flight | Computerworld 

House panel moves to require warrants for stored data | Computerworld 

Grim PC business shows no sign of recovery | Computerworld 

Review: 4 mid-priced laptops that mean business | Computerworld 

Verizon to replace copper with fiber optic Internet in Boston | Computerworld 

Intel’s new hardware kits make it easier to build robots and drones | Computerworld 

Microsoft was serious about Linux apps running natively on Windows 10 | Microsoft | 

T3 Agenda: Mobile solar energy from Renogy and Panasonic’s Ultra HD, 4K Blu-ray player | T3 

The best kit for building your own home cinema | T3 

Dyson’s Big Ball cylinder vacuum cleaners CANNOT be knocked over | T3 

Little two-seater EV has 70-130 mile range, a top speed of 80mph, and costs $12K : TreeHugger 

PodShare: Pod-based co-working and co-living community flourishing in LA : TreeHugger 

Young inventor creates robotic space gardener for growing plants on other planets : TreeHugger 

Powerhive is delivering prepaid solar microgrids to rural villages : TreeHugger 

Blu Homes launches 16 new affordable prefab home designs, including new tiny homes | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Forest-Like Installation Designed By A Series Of Algorithms That Generate Venation Patterns – eVolo | Architecture Magazine 

Saving Ancient Islamic Architectural Patterns With Computers and Code – Curbed 

Apple files patent for customisable keyless keyboard 

Bennetts adds pre-rusted steel box to Shaftesbury Theatre in London 

OMA Reveals Design for Mixed-Use Tower in Tokyo | ArchDaily 

MAD Unveils “Invisible Border” Installation for the 2016 Salone del Mobile | ArchDaily 

Here’s How Dubai Plans to Become the Design Capital of the Middle East | ArchDaily 

Meet Meucci, the startup that raised $6M for a group calling app that works on cellular networks | VentureBeat | Apps | by Paul Sawers 

Donald Trump’s AI alter ego ‘Donalddrumpfbot’ coming to Facebook Messenger | VentureBeat | Business | by Chris O’Brien 

Virtual reality justifies those ludicrous 17-inch ‘portable desktops’ | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb 

Make Mars great again: Can the 2016 election save NASA’s Journey to Mars? | Ars Technica 

Two new telescopes could help NASA find nearly all threatening asteroids | Ars Technica 

What do you want to know about your microbiome? | Ars Technica 

Underwriters Labs refuses to share new IoT cybersecurity standard | Ars Technica 

NJ Transit is recording the conversations of thousands of passengers | ZDNet 

Here’s how to prevent laptop power cords from fraying | ZDNet 

Google brings distributed computing to TensorFlow machine learning system | ZDNet 

Business skills are as important as STEM: Zerto CEO | ZDNet 

Obama Is Forgiving the Student Loans of Nearly 400,000 Permanently Disabled People – Slashdot 

In the Age of Trump, Tech CEOs Cast Themselves As the New Statesmen – Slashdot 

Obama: The Word ‘Classified’ Means Whatever We Need It To Mean – Slashdot 

EU Unveils Plan To Force Facebook, Google and Amazon To Pay Their Fair Share of Tax – Slashdot 

The Guardian Publishes Comment Abuse Stats, Invites Debate On Moderation – Slashdot 

Clairy Smart Air Purifier Uses Plants as Biofilters | Digital Trends 

Hexlox Are a Bike Thief’s Worst Nightmare | Digital Trends 

California Kills Bill Penalizing Companies Refusing to Decrypt | Digital Trends 

Up To 40,000 Verizon Workers Go On Strike | Digital Trends 

Night Owls Will Want These Blue-Light Blocking Glasses | Digital Trends 

Stephen Hawking Takes China’s Version of Twitter by Storm | Digital Trends 

Bezos’ Blue Origin plan for space tourists includes somersaults | Digital Trends 



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