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The sound of 103 micro drones launched from an F/A-18 will give you nightmares

At the California test site, the 103 Perdix drones released from three F/A-18 Super Hornets demonstrated sophisticated swarming behaviors, including collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing.
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Illumina's new machine may bring the cost of genome sequencing to under $100

Illumina — a DNA sequencing company — unveiled a machine called the NovaSeq at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week. With it the company hopes to bring down the price of sequencing to less than $100.
Mobile

Google Assistant can now take screenshots, but not by voice command

Google's artificially intelligent bot, Google Assistant, will soon feature more robust third-party integration, meaning that it can help you control your entire digital life -- not just your Google life.
Mobile

Samsung, LG could unveil a foldable device in the third quarter of 2017

Samsung has been showcasing bendable display technology for a few years now and a folding smartphone might finally become a reality. Internally code-named Project Valley, the Galaxy X could launch by the end of 2017.
Virtual Reality

Edit from the inside: Sixense refines MakeVR, its immersive CAD modeling platform 12:44

Sixense has finalized its platform, MakeVR, and made it compatible with the HTC Vive, opening it up to a much broader audience, from professional game developers to amateur architects.
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New $27 million fund aims to save humanity from destructive AI

Backed by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and eBay founder Pierre Omidayar, the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund aims to bring together diverse experts to turn an analytical eye to the development of AI.
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Superflex's powered clothing is designed to give the elderly their strength back

Superflex, a startup spinoff of SRI International, is developing “powered clothing." It's lightweight and connected clothing, equipped with electric muscles to support the torso, hips, and legs for movement.
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‘Fitbit of alcohol’ will tell you when you’ve had too much to drink

Put the breathalyzer away! Proof is a wearable device that will tell you when you’ve had too much to drink. Picture a Fitbit for the craft beer set and you won’t be far off. Here's how it works.
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Researchers invent a method for healing skin without scar tissue

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of California have discovered a method for healing wounds without leaving behind nasty scar tissue. Coming soon to a body near you, we hope.
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What can big data determine about history by analyzing 150 years of news?

By analyzing the content of 35 million news articles over 150 years, a team of researchers was able to detect the emergence of new technologies, epidemics, and subtle changes in the social and political environment.
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Stripping pig organs of their cells could end transplant waiting lists

A startup called Micromatrix Medical has a dream of eliminating organ transplant lists by stripping animal organs of their existing cells and then pumping them full of the patient's cells. It's just crazy enough to work!
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MIT researchers have developed a spongelike material 10 times stronger than steel

A team of researchers at MIT have developed one of the strongest lightweight materials known to man, woman and, well, frankly every living creature on Earth. Here's why it's so exciting.