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Thursday February 16, 2017 @ 11:32:12 AM mt

Microsoft simulator readies drones for the real thing



The technology might be young, but we've already seen autonomous drones do some truly amazing things. Behind those impressive tasks lies a lot of work not only on the part of the drone builders, but from the drones themselves as they seek to improve through machine learning. Microsoft has just launched a simulator platform where drone-builders and other robot-makers can train their machines and gather useful data, all without fear of destroying expensive hardware.

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Category: Drones

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 01:11:13 PM mt

Polymer probe measures mercury in fish flesh



If you eat a lot of large predatory oceanic fish, such as tuna or swordfish, then you're at risk of mercury poisoning. The condition affects the central nervous system, and can result in symptoms such as muscle weakness and numbness, or a difficulty in speaking, hearing or seeing. Each individual big fish doesn't necessarily contain a lot of accumulated mercury, though, which is why scientists have created a probe that indicates which ones do.

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:32:45 PM mt

Giant worm fossil found named after death metal guitarist



One June day in 1994, Derek K. Armstrong of the Ontario Geological Survey was dropped by helicopter in a remote region of Ontario. There he chipped away samples from the exposed rock and brought them back to the Royal Ontario Museum. Years later another team of geologists from the University of Bristol (UB) would stumble upon the samples and make a startling discovery the fossil of a giant worm with large snapping jaws. Their find has been described today in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Category: Biology

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:32:45 PM mt

Unusual trike goes out on four limbs



Why power your bike with just your legs, if your arms can be put to work too? That's the thinking behind the Varibike, an arm- and leg-powered bicycle there's also a stand-up scooter version. Two-wheelers aren't for everyone, though. It's with that in mind that the recumbent Varibike Trike is now being introduced.

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Category: Bicycles

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:32:45 PM mt

LG Watch Style vs. Apple Watch Series 1



The new LG Watch Style is highly comparable to the Apple Watch Series 1, the revamped version of the original Apple Watch that was rolled out alongside of the Apple Watch Series 2 edition last September. Here's how the two line up, spec-by-spec.

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Category: Smartwatches

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:32:44 PM mt

Drone delivers anti-venom for Amazonian snakebites



In the thick Amazonian rainforest, moving goods around is tough going. Remote communities in this part of the world often rely on boats and winding river networks to get things to people in need, one of which is anti-venom in the event of a snake bite. WeRobotics, a non-profit that seeks to deploy robotics for humanitarian causes, believes there may be a better way of doing things.

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Category: Drones

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 09:56:59 AM mt

Here One review: Ultra-smart wireless earbuds with too-short battery life



During the last year we've seen earbuds go truly wireless, right as untethered headphones were picking up steam in the mainstream (thanks largely to Apple killing the headphone jack in the iPhone 7). That sets the stage perfectly for Doppler Labs' updated smart hearing wearable, which can both stream music and augment your audio environment. We've been testing Here One smart earbuds for the last couple of weeks.

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Category: Wearables

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 08:55:02 AM mt

Indian Roadmaster Classic gets the full leather treatment



The Indian Roadmaster Classic includes all of the doodads available on the 2017 Roadmaster, but with heavy swaths of leather to give it a more "historical" look. The result is still a fine bike, and at thousands less than the original.

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Category: Motorcycles

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 08:55:02 AM mt

Disney Research turns a whole room into a wireless charger



While there's been no shortage of attempts to incorporate wireless power transmission technology into our furniture, garages and living rooms, reality has not quite caught up with the futuristic ideals of untethered wireless freedom. That said, we might be inching closer to it with Disney Research's recent demonstration of a new method for wireless power transmission that could charge your devices automatically the moment you walk into a room, making electrical cords and charging cradles a thing of the past.

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Category: Electronics

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Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 08:55:01 AM mt

Righty or lefty Your spinal cord may have decided



As you scroll through these words with a swipe of the finger or click of the mouse, you're likely doing it with the same hand you use to write or swing a bat. But why? Science has told us that our favoring of our right or left hands could be traced back to our roots as thumb-sucking fetuses, where the brain directs such movements, but new research out of Germany is casting doubt on this thinking, suggesting that it all begins in the spinal cord instead.

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Category: Medical

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