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Friday, 22 August 2014
If you’ve seen a sci-fi flick with autonomous robots in the last 40 years, you may be wary of giving robots any semblance of control. But new research coming out of MIT’s Computer Science and...
Friday, 22 August 2014
Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight gum disease. Does coffee, then, help fight gum disease? That is the question researchers at Boston Univ. Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine...
Friday, 22 August 2014
The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections? In the case of the...
Friday, 22 August 2014
Whether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even less) if you knew...
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Soon self-driving garbage trucks will pick up trash without any human intervention. When I was a boy three men were needed to pick up our family's trash: a driver, and two other guys who emptied...
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Microorganisms can be found on the ISS surface thanks to high-precision equipment. An experiment of taking samples from illuminators and the ISS surface has brought unique results, as scientists had...

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New research by a team of UK and European-based astronomers is helping to solve the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year....