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Meet Graham, a sculpture that may just scare you into driving safely

Ever wonder what we would look like if our body was designed to survive a car crash? Now we can, thanks to Australian artist Patricia Piccinini, who created the world's most crash-safe individual. Be careful if you look -- it may just give…
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Google raises 5 safety concerns for the future of artificial intelligence

The days of an AI-controlled robot janitor might not be too far away, but a new paper from Google, OpenAI, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley raises some safety concerns that need to be addressed first.
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Researchers create self-assembling material straight out of ‘Big Hero 6’

It's Big Hero 6 come to life thanks to researchers who have created a material that self-assembles on command into swarms, chains, or clusters. The process of self-organization is kicked off by exposing the material to an electrical field.
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Shape-shifting, remote-controlled microsurgeon robots come to life

A team of researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and ETH Zurich have taken on Richard Feynman’s challenge, building remote-controlled microrobots designed to enter the body, deliver drugs, and perform…
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HoloLens concept lets you control your smart home via augmented reality

A Jedi-style HoloLens hackathon proof of concept would let smart home owners control their connected gadgets through augmented reality, using simple gestures and glances. Check out the awesome video demo here.

We're gonna need a bigger pool: Check out 'Sharknado' water slide by Super-Fan Builds

You might not want sharks in your pool, but having them help you get into it is another thing entirely -- especially when they come in slide form. That's what one lucky fan got when they were the subject of the latest episode of Super-Fan…
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Veeso face-tracking headset hopes to become virtual reality’s missing link

Virtual reality is about to get much more real. No longer will you be an invisible observer of a virtual world; people there will be able to look back at you, too, if Veeso has its way.
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New California law requires registration of all 3D-printed guns

Impacting the firearm hobbyist community within California, new legislation approved by the Governor will require a background check in order to obtain proper registration for any homemade gun.
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India’s planned solar zones up the ante for large-scale solar farms worldwide

India plans to cash in on its solar energy richness with solar zones aimed at speeding the transition to sustainable energy. The zones will serve as flagships to encourage the rest of the country to reduce emissions and reliance on fossil…
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Amateur team's Nexø I rocket shows that space exploration is risky business

Copenhagen Suborbitals's Nexø I rocket looked bound for orbit for the first minute after it launched. Alas, the rocket from the first-ever fully crowdfunded, nonprofit space exploration startup met its end in the ocean off of Denmark.
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3D-printing project makes building lab equipment as easy as snapping Legos together

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside are using 3D-printed blocks to make building the perfect lab as easy as snapping together a Lego set.
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Life in the fast lane: Zip through airport security with Clear biometric scanning

Frequent travelers can speed up airport check-in with Clear biometric scanning terminals. Skip the lines, scan your boarding pass and fingerprint and move on through. You'll still have to go through security checking, unless…