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Nasa’s Curiosity Mars Rover to Resume Full Operations

After it was brought out of the “safe mode” on July 9, the Curiosity Mars rover will now resume full operations on Tuesday, Nasa said in a statement. The rover put itself into a precautionary safe standby mode on July 2. After investigating why the rover put itself into a …

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Sony to Develop a Robot That Can Connect Emotionally With People

Japanese tech giant Sony announced on Wednesday that it was working on developing a robot which can connect emotionally with people, and expects to launch it soon. This will mark Sony’s return to the market of artificial intelligence (AI), robots for homes, an area the company pioneered in 1999 when …

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IBM’s Watson to Help Treat 10,000 US Veterans With Cancer

IBM’s supercomputer Watson, known for its “Jeopardy” prowess, is teaming up with the Department of Veterans Affairs to try to revolutionize cancer care for veterans. The VA-IBM partnership is one of dozens of initiatives being announced Wednesday as part of Vice President Joe Biden’s all-day cancer summit at Howard University. …

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Nasa Set to Test-Fire Booster for World’s Most Powerful Rocket

US space agency Nasa is set to test-fire a booster for the world’s most powerful rocket Space Launch System (SLS) which will power astronauts on the journey to Mars and on other deeper space missions The booster will be fired up at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, …

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Microsoft Helps Tackle Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Technology giant Microsoft recently launched a prototype trap for detecting mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue and Zika, says a report. The prototype trap is being developed as part of theMicrosoft’s Project Premonition – a novel autonomous system for monitoring, detecting and preventing emerging infectious disease outbreaks and marks the company’s biggest …

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Scientists Create New Bio-Ink for 3D Printing

Scientists from University of Bristol have found a new bio-ink for 3D printing with stem cells that allows printing of living tissue known as bio-printing. The new bio-ink contains two different polymer components: a natural polymer extracted from seaweed and a sacrificial synthetic polymer used in the medical industry. “Designing …

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MIT Develops AI-Based System That Adds Sound to Silent Videos

MIT researchers have developed a computer system that independently adds realistic sounds to silent videos. Although the technology is nascent, it’s a step toward automating sound effects for movies. In a series of videos of drumsticks striking things – including sidewalks, grass and metal surfaces – the computer learned to …

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Hands-Free Phone Use by Drivers Is Just as Distracting as Holding It: Study

Drivers using a hands-free phone get just as distracted as those holding it in their hand, British researchers have found. Scientists at the University of Sussex found telephone conversations while driving can cause the driver to visually imagine what they are talking about. This uses a part of the brain …

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Violent Young Sun May Have Seeded Life on Earth: Study

Life on Earth may have sprung from bombardment by a youthful Sun lashing out with flares as potent as a thousand trillion exploding atomic bombs, a study suggested on Monday. Such violence may explain how Earth became hospitable to life about four billion years ago, when the planet, and its …

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Europe’s Galileo Satellite Navigation System Gets a Fresh Pair of Satellites

Europe’s Galileo sat-nav system, a rival to America’s GPS, took a step closer to becoming operational with the launch Tuesday of a fresh pair of satellites to join a dozen already in space. Orbiters 13 and 14 blasted off on a Russian Soyuz rocket from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French …

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