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Russia’s deputy prime minister insists gun-toting robot is not a Terminator

Russia’s deputy prime minister took to Twitter last week to both praise and defend his country’s gun-toting space robot, FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research). But not everyone is convinced.
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Parkinson's disease may one day be treated by using a virus to reprogram brain cells

A team of scientists at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute have been working on a technique for reprogramming cells in the brain as part of what might one day be a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

The ultrasonic dryer can take clothes from wet to ready to wear in 20 minutes

Oak Ridge National Laboratory teamed up with the U.S. Department of Energy and GE to make an ultrasonic dryer prototype. Is uses five times less energy and dries clothes twice as fast as a conventional dryer.
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Mechanical engineering students at Michigan build giant working Rubik’s Cube

Fancy a bit of fun between your mechanical engineering classes? The University of Michigan’s G.G. Brown Building is currently home to a giant working Rubik’s Cube, weighing in at 2,400 pounds.
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Scientists want this CRISPR pill to one day replace antibiotics

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison want to stamp out antibiotic-resistant bacteria one pill at a time. Their weapons of choice are deception and a powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR.
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Automated agriculture: Can robots, drones, and AI save us from starvation?

In their never-ending quest for increased efficiency, many farmers are now turning to agricultural robots to cut down on operation costs. But can automation give agriculture the boost it needs to meet the demands of 9 billion people?

The new Google Earth wants to take you on a voyage, and it starts at home

When it first launched in 2005, Google Earth put global imaging in the hands of everyday users. With the Google Earth relaunch this week, Google hopes to take you around the world from a different perspective.
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What happens when a drone is hit by lightning? It’s not pretty

Drones are fair-weather friends, according to this lightning machine and a group of researchers. But this is a video you will want to see for yourself. Try not to cringe when you see what happens to the "protected" drone.
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Two unconventional tools help researchers detect buried land mines

A team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed an innovative method for detecting buried land mines, and it combines two unconventional tools: lasers and fluorescent bacteria.

Got a second? This app from MIT helps you learn a language in your spare time

Through a new series of apps called WaitSuite, a team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory hope to turn brief moments into learning opportunities.
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Machine learning algorithms surpass doctors at predicting heart attacks

Scientists have managed to develop an algorithm that outperforms medical doctors when it comes to predicting heart attacks. And this, experts say, could save thousands of lives every year.
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From corn to cattle, gene editing is about to supercharge agriculture

Dubbed the "CRISPR Revolution," scientific advances in gene editing have huge potential that many experts think could help fortify our food system and feed an increasing global population that's threatened by climate change.