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Major Advance in Generating Electricity From Wastewater

Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants…

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Korean scientists develop world’s first bendable battery

Scientists have developed world’s first bendable lithium-ion batteries, paving way for flexible mobile devices. Researchers led by Professor Lee Sang-young of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in…

Russia's Ministry of Defense expressed interest in using robots in warfare. Source: ITAR-TASS

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Russian army to replace soldiers with robots

According to preliminary estimates, the implementation of new technologies for munitions disposal and the “robotization” of most life-threatening military operations will not only help save the lives of soldiers, but…

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Preparing Indian Soldiers for a 7-Dimensional war

India has built its military on borrowed ideas, doctrines and most importantly arms and technology. The country however, faces such unique security environment and threats that in the 7th decade of Independence from…

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Study Says Yahoo, Google Help Fund Pirate Sites

Google and Yahoo were among the top advertising networks servicing the most ads on pirate sites, according to a new study unveiled Thursday. The analysis (.pdf) by the Annenberg Innovation Lab at…

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Advanced humanoid Roboy to be ‘born’ in nine months

Researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich are creating one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever. Roboy, a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings, had the help of over…

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Stanford Scientists Create the World’s First Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells

Solar cells image via Shutterstock Instead of rigid, cumbersome flat solar panels, you could soon be powering your home and electronics with a sticker. Engineers at Stanford have successfully fabricated thin, flexible solar cells…

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Father-daughter duo have the world’s first brain-to-brain ‘telepathic’ conversation

It should be fairly obvious why, all technological considerations aside, there has been much more research into letting machines extract our thoughts, rather than insert them. Mind reading is a scary-enough concept…

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The first flexible, fiber-optic solar cell that can be woven into clothes

An international team of engineers, physicists, and chemists have created the first fiber-optic solar cell. These fibers are thinner than human hair, flexible, and yet they produce electricity, just like…

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High-Traffic Colluding Tor Routers in Washington, D.C., and the Ugly Truth About Online Anonymity

With the U.S. Government trying to shut down websites and stealing gold, I feel the need to discuss communications security, surveillance and anonymity as the U.S. collapses further into overt fascism. I need…

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10 brilliant DARPA inventions

Davey Winder counts down ten amazing innovations that were born at – or inspired by – the legendary US defence agency Established in 1958 in response to the launch of…

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Fifty years of DARPA: Hits, misses and ones to watch

Founded to protect the US against “technological surprise”, the agency has achieved some spectacular successes – and failures – in its 50-year history. Successful projects The internet: Precisely who ‘invented’…

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12 Insane But True DARPA Projects

In the scifi TV series Fringe, the government gives a couple geniuses a lab and a mandate to come up with crazy technologies to defend America. DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research…

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Conspiracy Theories: The Blue Beam Project

What is the Blue Beam Project? It involves two things. A technologically simulated “second coming” and the reemergence of new “MONTAUK” type projects that have the ability to take up…

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University Uses Tesla Technology to Wirelessly Charge Electric Bus

Utah State University presented a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through wireless charging technology in a demonstration Nov. 15. The Aggie Bus rolled onto the streets carrying passengers today;…