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Are ‘chatbots’ the future of online business? 

New study illuminates key aspects of how we fall asleep and wake up 

Reconfigured Tesla coil aligns, electrifies materials from a distance 

Improved brain mapping tool 20 times more powerful than previous version 

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Study identifies memory suppressor gene, may hold key to new Alzheimer’s treatments 

A cellular sensor of phosphate levels 

Trees trade carbon among each other, study reports 

New hope for malaria treatment as drug resistance found unable to spread for the first time 

Single-atom magnet breaks new ground for future data storage 

Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity, researchers say 

Using methane rather than flaring it 

Scientists develop recipe for testosterone-producing cells 

The hot problem of black hole firewalls 

Scientists use DNA to investigate cleaner energy sources 

How to protect nuclear plants from terrorists 

Plants force fungal partners to behave fairly 

UA team revs up connected-vehicle technology 

British astronaut all set to run London Marathon from space 

Radical route for the synthesis of chiral molecules 

The secret language of microbes 

Is risk-taking behavior contagious? 

Why sailing to the stars has suddenly become a realistic goal 

Potential cholesterol-lowering drug molecule has prostate cancer fighting capabilities 

More exposure to vegetation linked with lower mortality rates in women 

Antibiotics may have lasting impact on the immune system of children 

Study shows complex ideas can enter consciousness automatically 

Midnight Blue—A new system for color vision 

Cancer cells turn healthy cells to the ‘dark side’ 

Modified flu virus can ‘resensitize’ resistant pancreatic cancer cells to chemotherapy 

Gratitude—’A vaccine against impulsiveness’ 

Tuberculosis elimination at stake 

Scientists document rare DNA transfer between animals and plants 

Mysterious ‘four-dimensional’ iron oxide explained 

Newly identified cell explosions involved in bacterial secretion and adherence 

A simple and efficient 3-D fabrication technique for bio-inspired hierarchical structures 

‘Trickle of food’ helped deep sea creatures survive asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 

New laser gets to the heart of imaging 

Dyamic real-time video captures how surfaces are modified by nuclear techniques 

New project helps researchers build a biomedical knowledgebase 

Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data (Update) 

Water recovered from whey can be used for clean-in-place procedures 

Scientists crack secrets of the monarch butterfly’s internal compass 

Unveiling the withering process: A hormone activates organ shedding in plants 

America’s astounding progress in ending overfishing 

Making fish farming more sustainable 

Researchers develop LED covering full visible light spectrum 

Flake-like nanoparticles offer reliable rust protection 

New nano-paint reduces the cost of processing foodstuffs 

3-D microwave video camera safer than X-ray inspection systems 

Fast-tracking medical device development 

Microscope uses artificial intelligence to find cancer cells more efficiently 

Why genome editing offers a targeted way of breeding better crops 

Algae enlisted to produce biofuel using discarded papayas 

‘Smart’ sensor predicts failures, improves safety for mechanical, medical technologies 

Scientists grow a material based on hafnium oxide for a new type of non-volatile memory 

Blood flow measurements in microfluidic devices fabricated by a micromilling technique 

Electrons slide through the hourglass on surface of bizarre material 

Antioxidants in antidiabetic drugs may fuel cancer spread, mouse study shows — ScienceDaily 

Memory may aid emotion regulation, particularly in older adults: Research suggests having good recall may help recovery from sadness — ScienceDaily 

Computers in your clothes? A milestone for wearable electronics: Clothes that receive and transmit digital information are closer to reality — ScienceDaily 

Research team revs up connected-vehicle technology: Connected vehicles are on the horizon, and engineering researchers are making sure they will be able to communicate with one another and with roadway infrastructure — ScienceDaily 

The pyrophilic primate — ScienceDaily 

Key advance: Neuroscientists get a new look into how we read: Brain scans show activity during normal reading — ScienceDaily 

Supervisors, coworkers tolerate unethical behavior when production is good, study finds — ScienceDaily 

Toward single-atom memory | Science 

Scientists use DNA to investigate cleaner energy sources 

EPA underestimates methane emissions | Science News 

Pied flycatchers cruise nonstop for days to cross the Sahara | Science News 

Malaria parasite doesn’t pass drug immunity to its offspring | Science News 

Hydrogen Leak Detection By HySense: Science Fiction in the News 

New Independence Day: Resurgence Footage Reveals Giant Monsters and a Huge Celebration 

Biocompatible Graphene Ink for Gravure Printing of Biosensors 

The single-atom engine that could – physicsworld.com 

Coverage of Nuclear Security Summit presents confusing message 

Foam mitigates key obstacle in quest for laser fusion 

Why a Chip That’s Bad at Math Can Help Computers Tackle Harder Problems 

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Design Realistic Video and Game Imagery 

Zika May Be Scary, But a Yellow Fever Outbreak Is Underway and It’s Far More Deadly 

Facebook Is Testing a Super-Speed Public Wi-Fi System 

Lawyers Who Made the Birthday Song Public Domain Take Aim at Civil Rights Anthem | Smart News | Smithsonian 

In the Empty Arctic, How to Get the Job Done?  With A Drone. 

These Are the Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram | PROOF 

Mindfulness in the Military – The Crux 

Drone Racing Soars on ESPN Deal – Lovesick Cyborg : Lovesick Cyborg 

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

STDs Might Have Driven Us to Embrace Monogamy – The Crux 

Who was a real US president, Alexander Hamilton or Chester Arthur? Most Americans get the answer wrong. – Seriously, Science? 

Cancer Therapy: An Evolved Approach – Scientific American 

The Beautiful Complexity of the Cosmic Web – Scientific American Blog Network 

Special Report: The Psychology of Terrorism – Scientific American 

Test “Weather” You Can Make Your Own Cloud! – Scientific American 

A Safe Drug to Boost Brainpower – Scientific American 

Gene-edited CRISPR mushroom escapes US regulation : Nature News & Comment 

Mutated mitochondria could hold back stem-cell therapies : Nature News & Comment 

How do you spot a dark galaxy? | Science | AAAS 

Parasitic worms may prevent Crohn’s disease by altering bacterial balance | Science | AAAS 

Forest fungi form a hidden carbon superhighway | Science | AAAS 

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Ailing fetuses to be treated with stem cells | Science | AAAS 

E.U. urged to free all scientific papers by 2020 | Science | AAAS 

They Built the Single-Atom Engine And It Actually Works 

Let’s Invade One of Jupiter’s Moon With Thousands of Tiny Robots 

Largest-Ever Medical Imaging Study Launches In The UK | Popular Science 

We Might Be Rid Of Polio Very Soon | Popular Science 

Metal-Munching Microbes Could Manufacture Machines On Mars | Popular Science 

Rain makers: How high-flying bacteria could control the clouds | New Scientist 

Saturn probe Cassini hoovers up dust from distant stars | New Scientist 

Trees share vital goodies through a secret underground network | New Scientist 

Wireless signal sent through meat fast enough to watch Netflix | New Scientist 

Will weaponised drones end the need for boots on the ground? | New Scientist 

DARPA announces Phase 2 of spaceplane project 

Portable camera parachute elevates aerial GoPro photography 

A stamp-size smart wearable with big potential 

Elevated park to create Tokyo enclave 

Mini extends “creative use of space” principle to urban living 

Newly identified biomarkers flag potential for better asthma diagnosis and treatment 

The Real Reason You Wouldn’t Want to Live On an All-Local Foods Diet 

Reminder: Rudyard Kipling Was a Racist Fuck and The Jungle Book Is Imperialist Garbage 

Smart Scalpel Can Distinguish Between Healthy and Cancerous Brain Tissue 

Saharan Silver Ants Have Evolved an Awesome Way of Fighting Extreme Desert Heat 

New ‘Time Slice’ Theory Suggests You’re Not as Conscious as You Think You Are 

Hand-Powered Wheelchair That Can Scoot Around Upright Is Brilliant 

FBI Might Not Be Able to Tell Apple How It Unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone Even If It Wanted to 

The US Is Attacking Islamic State With ‘Cyber Bombs’ 

Next Big Future: E-Glider: Active Electrostatic Flight for Airless Body Exploration 

Next Big Future: Light Weight Multifunctional Planetary Probe 

Next Big Future: High-power microwave cruise missile 

Next Big Future: NASA NIAC project to place 3D printers on near earth asteroids 

Next Big Future: 2013 Independent Review declares EMC2 Fusion’s progress to be most significant advances made in plasma physics and magnetic fusion over the past 50 years 

Google Fiber planning wireless home Internet where fiber is too pricey | Ars Technica 

US court agrees with feds: Warrants aren’t needed for cell-site location data | Ars Technica 

Facebook plans 60GHz gigabit broadband for dense urban areas | Ars Technica 

White House threatens veto of GOP’s anti-net neutrality bill | Ars Technica 

Tesla Model 3 ‘approaching’ 400,000 pre-orders as GM boss throws shade | ZDNet 

Senate anti-encryption bill will put a backdoor in every phone | ZDNet 

Domino’s DRU pizza delivery robot by the numbers | ZDNet 

This ‘mechanical jellyfish’ could help us harvest tons of energy from the ocean | Digital Trends 

Microsoft’s Word Flow iOS Keyboard Is Now In Closed Beta | Digital Trends 

Temp Pal Is a Bluetooth Temperature Patch | Digital Trends 

New Touchscreen Technology Touches You Back | Digital Trends 

Growver Is A Robot That Intelligently Waters Your Lawn | Digital Trends 

UC Davis spent $175,000 to bury search results after cops pepper-sprayed protestors | The Verge 

Automakers and airlines will compare notes on safety practices | The Verge 

Why J.J. Abrams is betting on ‘immersive cinema’ with Star Trek Beyond | The Verge 

Microsoft announces its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone | The Verge 

Smart Homes Could Help Us Reach Previously Unheard of Levels of Laziness – Curbed 

Microsoft makes a big push for schools with Windows 10 | The Verge 

Apple dropped a big hint that OS X will soon become ‘MacOS’ 

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Here’s a super-simple way to manage your time off from work 

The digital battle that banks need to win 

EU approves stricter data protection rules 

New bill aims to turn open data idealism into US law 

MightyTV brings Tinder-like swipes to your streaming queue 

‘Save to Google’ Chrome extension compiles webpages for you 

Magic Pony’s neural network dreams up new imagery to expand an existing picture | TechCrunch 

GoPro’s developer program aims to connect its cameras to cars, toys and apps | TechCrunch 

Minecraft Education Edition, aimed at teachers, arrives in May | TechCrunch 

Bots may be cool, but DigitalGenius thinks it found a better way | TechCrunch 

TarDisk Pear MacBook Hard Drive Expander – Gadgets | TechCrunch TV 

This app lets you talk to Alexa on your phone – CNET 

‘Fahrenheit 451’ film adaptation to heat up on HBO – CNET 

Think smart TV is dumb? Samsung aims to change your mind by controlling your gear – CNET 

Computer-generated child helps spotlight kids in crisis – CNET 

Your GoPro is about to get a lot more powerful – CNET 

FBI hasn’t learned anything from unlocked San Bernardino iPhone, says report – CNET 

Canadian police have had BlackBerry’s encryption master key for years | TechRadar 

Google’s new Live Cases take phone customization to a new level | TechRadar 

Microsoft has a clever plan to secure Windows 10 devices | TechRadar 

Here’s what Facebook’s AI can do for your News Feed | TechRadar 

Cyberattack could knock out huge chunk of U.S. electric grid | Computerworld 

Renogy’s solar generator charges in 3 hours, offers 900 watt hours of power | Computerworld 

Internet of pants? This ultrathin thread could make your clothes part of the IoT | Computerworld 

Upcoming Star Trek TV show reportedly set before The Next Generation | News | Geek.com 

NJ Transit is now recording passengers’ audio for ‘security reasons’ | News | Geek.com 

Intel launches $250 kit to build robots with Kinect-like vision | Chips | Geek.com 

Sharp’s robot mobile phone will break your bank balance | T3 

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

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bonkers Design for the Arizona Capitol Looks Like a Sci-Fi Greenhouse – Curbed 

Can Crowdfunding Change Real Estate Investment? Portland Developers Trying to Find Out – Curbed 

eVolo | Architecture Magazine 

Elon Musk promises to reveal plans for a SpaceX City on Mars | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Spectacular LightGarden lamps transform walls into dazzling works of art | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Scientists have finally made a substance that’s even stronger than graphene | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Innovative ceramic cladding on the STM Stinson Transport Center in Montreal scrubs the air clean | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

The Véritable indoor garden lets you grow herbs and vegetables right in your own kitchen | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

TreeHugger | Your source for green design & living news, commentary and advice 

Who needs a kitchen stove when you have a TILLREDA : TreeHugger 

Boxy building minimizes surface, maximizes air and stairs : TreeHugger 

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Industrial-scale aquaponics is coming of age : TreeHugger 

AccorHotels to grow vegetables at 1,000 properties to cut food waste : TreeHugger 

Architects for Society creates low-cost hexagon refugee houses 

Heatherwick’s Pier 55 Green-Lighted by New York Supreme Court | ArchDaily 

MVRDV Partners with Traumhaus to Reinvent Affordable Living in the Suburbs | ArchDaily 

How Coworking and Coliving are Redefining Space as a Service | ArchDaily 

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

 

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