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Margot Robbie Goes Electric

You’d be forgiven for thinking BladeGlider is the name of the latest futuristic blockbuster, considering actor Margot Robbie is in it.   But Margot’s latest role isn’t on a movie set; the actor has just been announced as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador. This new partnership aims to help spread the awareness of electric vehicles and reflects Margot Robbie’s passion ...

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China Now Has Robot Police With Facial Recognition

It’s a vision of the future. In the Zhengzhou East Railways Station in Henan, China, a police robot rolls across the concourse, sniffing out trouble.  The E-Patrol Robot Sheriff can follow potential criminals or suspicious people using facial recognition and detect safety hazards such as fires. Weibo The 1.6 metre tall robot uses a series of cameras to drive itself ...

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The Education Age

Today, the average three or four-year-old is proficient in using technology. They can navigate around intuitive phones and tablets leaving the most tech-savvy parents bemused. As a means of protection, we often try to discourage this usage and minimise screen time. We hark back to the days of climbing trees and rolling down hills, and rightly so. However, as much ...

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Science Fiction Meets Engineering Experts… And Asks For Their Favourite Fictional Invention

Can you remember the first time you watched Back To The Future‘s DeLorean time machine speed towards its time travel speed of 88 miles per hour? Or did you dream of hearing your canine friend speak after seeing the translation collar in Pixar’s Up? I’m sure many of us have wondered how our favourite fictional inventions would work out in ...

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Scientists Discover Gigantic Extinct 'Monster Worm' With Snapping Jaws

A gigantic worm with terrifying snapping jaws has been discovered by scientists in Canada. Fortunately, the 400m-year-old creature is long extinct. An international research team identified the remains of the ‘monster worm’ in fossils stored at the Royal Ontario Museum since the mid-1990s. The bristle worm is believed to have been more than a metre long and it’s jaw alone ...

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A New Drug Injection Could Reverse Hearing Loss

Each human is born with around 15,000 hair cells inside each ear. Once they’re damaged they’re gone, as unlike other animals humans can’t repair them. Damage to these hair cells is one of the leading causes of hearing loss, something that affects some 45 million Americans. Finding a way of either repairing or regrowing those hair cells would be a ...

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Woman Finds Lost iPhone, Takes Her Minutes To Discover Everything About Its Owner

Most of us like to believe that we prioritise our digital privacy, using (what feels like) thousands of different passwords and fingerprint recognition to lock it away behind a screen. But our valuable personal information might not be as safe as we would hope.  Wachiwit via Getty Images This is after one woman shared a worrying warning on Twitter, after ...

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India Is Building An Underwater Bullet Train To Slash Journey Times

India has reportedly started drilling for its undersea bullet train, paving the way for construction to begin as soon as next year. The Ecomonic Times reported that the drilling would identify soil conditions for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor, a tunnel spanning more than 4 miles. “Soil and rocks below the 70-meter-deep see are being tested as part of the geo-technical and ...

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NASA May Have Found Evidence Of Mysterious Dark Matter In The Andromeda Galaxy

The matter we can see around us makes up just 5% of space. The rest is made up of dark matter, an invisible substance, and dark energy, a force that pushes the universe apart and acts as a channel for dark matter and matter to interact. Or so goes the theory. In reality, it’s difficult to prove the existence of ...

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Top Ten Investment Tech Trends Revealed at 2017 OurCrowd Global Investment Summit

Photo credit: author’s own OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, made history today and hosted the biggest investment event in Israel, the Startup Nation. With 6,000 guests from 82 countries attending, including startups, venture capitalists and strategic investors, the event was packed with entertainment, excitement and information to capture a real vision for the future in Israel. Also in ...

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