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    Google’s DeepMind to Create Product to Spot Eye Disease

    DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company that is owned by Alphabet, plans to develop a medical product that will help doctors to detect more than 50 sight-threatening conditions from a common type of eye scan. DeepMind trained artificial intelligence software to detect signs of disease better than human doctors, according to a study published Monday in the scientific […]

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    Is SpaceX the Model for a Private Tesla?

    Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has held up his closely held space transportation company SpaceX as a model for taking his loss-making electric car company private, saying he wants existing Tesla investors to continue to hold stock. Below are several questions and answers on SpaceX, its shareholders, valuation and customers. What did Musk say when he compared SpaceX and […]

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    Astronomers Discover the Most Lithium-Rich Giant Star

    Chinese astronomers have discovered the most lithium-rich giant star ever known, which could shed new light on the evolution of the universe. With 3,000 times more lithium than a normal star, it was found in the direction of Ophiuchus, on the north side of the galactic disk, at a distance of 4,500 light years from […]

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    Humans Susceptible to Emotional Manipulation by Robots: Study

    Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have found that humans are susceptible to emotional manipulation by robots. The findings indicated that humans have such a strong tendency to anthropomorphise – attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities like robots – that we can fall prey to emotional manipulation by such […]

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    New Trickle-Down Method Developed to ‘Grow’ Graphene

    By making carbon leak (trickle down) through cracks on copper, researchers have developed a new process for ‘growing’ graphene directly on materials used for nano-scale electronic applications, thereby opening the way to produce high-performance electronic devices. This versatile process, developed by a team of chemical engineers led by Vikas Berry at the University of Illinois […]

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    NASA Names Astronauts for First Manned US Mission Since 2011

    NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from US soil since the space shuttle programme ended in 2011. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s announcement signals a milestone in the US space programme, with its shift to the private sector for ferrying cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station. Since the […]

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    Batteries Could Be Charged Faster With Newly Identified Materials

    Researchers from University of Cambridge have identified a group of materials that could be used to make batteries charge faster. In the study published in the journal Nature, the researchers used materials with a complex crystalline structure and found that lithium ions move through them at rates that far exceed those of typical electrode materials. Although these […]

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    Boston Dynamics Says Its Robot Dogs Will Hit the Market in 2019

    They can unload the dishwasher, deliver packages to your home and open door. And they use their thin metallic legs to traverse stairs – or crawl straight into your worst nightmares. Now Boston Dynamics’s awkward, four-legged, dog-like robot, SpotMini, is evolving from a viral YouTube sensation to a purchasable pet of sorts, according to the company’s founder, […]