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Silicon Valley wants to read your mind

Credit: Image Flow/Shutterstock Not content with monitoring almost everything you do online, Facebook now wants to read your mind as…

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This designer clothing lets users turn on electronics while turning away bacteria

Purdue waterproof, breathable and antibacterial self-powered clothing is based on omniphobic triboelectric nanogenerators. Credit: Ramses Martinez/Purdue University A new addition…

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Orlando publisher adopts realistic voice technology

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An Orlando digital publisher has adopted technology distributed by Amazon that makes the stilted robotic voices…

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Engineers work on warning system for urban flooding using traffic cameras

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It’s the night of Sept. 8, 2014. Over metropolitan Phoenix, a summer monsoon collides with a…

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Machine learning for customized clothing

Researchers at MIT demonstrated gloves fabricated by a system for automating knitted garments. Credit: MIT CSAIL The oldest known knitting…

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Two AI-led inventions poke at future of patent law

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A University of Surrey-based team have filed the first patent applications for inventions created by a…

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Frenchman zips across Channel on ‘flyboard’

Franky Zapata had to be pulled from the water after a botched refuelling attempt when he first tried to fly…

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3M develops a way to declutter shipping

“It’s kind of insane that shipping materials haven’t evolved much,” said Duncan Nielsen in Dwell. Nielsen just about nailed what…

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Software to empower workers on the factory floor

MIT spinout Tulip offers customizable manufacturing apps (like the one on the screen) in addition to sensors, gateways, and analytics…

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French ‘flyboard’ daredevil to make new Channel bid

Franky Zapata fell into the water in a botched effort to refuel during his first bid to cross the English…

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