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World’s First Cyborg Plant: A Rose Embedded With Electronic Circuits

The vascular system of roses has been used to construct electronic circuits by scientists from the Linköping University in Sweden. The findings are published in Science Advances. Roses might just have another use – the birthplace of analogue and digital electronic circuits. Researchers from Linköping University put together different electrical components (wires, and digital logic,

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Graphene Creation Just Became Cheaper Than Ever

Scientists from Scotland have come up with a much cheaper method for the production of graphene. Their findings are hoped to fuel other research works entailing the creation of innovative devices. The paper is available in Scientific Reports. The advantages of graphene – strong, light, flexible, able to conduct heat and electricity – seem to

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Kim Dotcom’s MegaNet Project: A Decentralised Internet is Coming

Kim Dotcom, the famous Internet entrepreneur behind MegaUpload and MegaChat, previously proclaimed his intention to set up his own private Internet, the MegaNet. Dotcom explained the intricacies of MegaNet that would use the unused processing power of mobile phones and laptops to function. MegaNet is described as a decentralised, encrypted and peer-to-peer supported service. Most interestingly,

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New Device Uses Wifi To See People Behind Walls

Wireless signals can now give you the superpower of ‘seeing through walls’. Researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have invented a device called RF Capture that makes use of wireless signals to detect people standing behind walls and other obstacles. Find the research paper entitled “Capturing the Human Figure Through a

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China’s Largest Aircraft, The Yuanmeng, Can Fly For Up To 6 Months!

China’s biggest aircraft named Yuanmeng (which means “dream”) had its maiden flight this month. Making 75 metres in length, it reached a near-space altitude of 20 kilometres during a 48-hour test flight last week. When it is fully inflated, its volume is around 18,000 m³. With a height of 22 metres, it can carry from 4.5

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Psychic Robot Predicts Your Movements!

Bioengineers from the University of Illinois, Chicago, claim to have developed a “psychic robot” that can predict the actions of humans by relying on a mathematical algorithm. The paper is published in PLOS ONE. The software designed by the team of researchers can allegedly calculate people’s intentions when taking previous activity into account. It cannot,

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The Best AI Systems Have A 4-Year-Old’s Level of Intelligence!

The existing AI systems are as smart as a 4-year-old child, says a new research that entailed comparing the former with the human IQ. The findings are published online at arXiv.org. The scientists conducted a series of tests to evaluate the smartness of the AI systems. Our best ones are only equivalent to toddlers in

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Giant 3D Printer That Can “Print” A House Is Here

A giant 3D printer called BigDelta has recently been brought under the spotlight by the World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP). It is said that BigDelta is so enormous that it can “print” a house. The 12-metre high printer, called BigDelta. Photo credits: WASP. BigDelta works like the usual printers by conferring on a material a

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Scientists Invent Invisibility Cloak For … Microscopic Objects!

Hear out, world, invisibility cloaks are now a reality, albeit on the microscopic level – researchers in the US have achieved the feat . Find the descriptions of the research in the journal Science. Photo credits: Berkeley Lab. Invisibility cloaks might not be restricted to the Harry Potter world as scientists are trying to develop techniques

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Allergic to Wi-Fi, A French Woman Receives Compensation

The case of a woman claiming to be allergic to Wi-Fi has raised eyebrows. She affirmed not being able to work in environments with devices emitting electromagnetic fields, and the court ruled that she was to be given compensation. The condition she appears to have is known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity(EHS). Humanity is used to electromagnetic

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New Wireless Technology Uses Human Body To Transmit Data

Wireless technology is quickly becoming the norm. To further establish this concept, researchers from the University of California, San Diego in the US, have recently created a prototype of a new wireless communication method that uses the human body to send data. The technology allegedly exceeds the potential of existing wireless tech. Photo credits: UC San Diego

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