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Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's ...

Sun 19 Apr 15 from

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Innovation boosts Wi-Fi bandwidth tenfold

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information.

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Insects inspire next generation of hearing aids

An insect-inspired microphone that can tackle the problem of locating sounds and eliminate background noise is set to revolutionize modern-day hearing aid systems.

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Humour persuades young males to slow down

Graphic, strong threat or fear-based anti-speeding advertising campaigns are less likely to influence young males, a high-risk group over-represented in the nation's road toll, QUT research ...

18 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Wild Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Street

"Look both ways before you cross the street!" It's one of the first, and most important, lessons we learn as children. But humans aren't the only creatures that heed this crucial bit of advice. Scientists ...

10 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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GE announces first FAA approved 3D-printed engine part

We've only just begun to see the huge impact 3D-printing technology will have on manufacturing, and the aerospace industry is a prime example. Earlier this year we saw the first example of a ...

Sun 19 Apr 15 from Gizmag

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NailO puts a wireless trackpad on your thumbnail

Imagine if you had your hands full preparing a meal, but then had to put everything down so you could reach over to turn the recipe page on your laptop or tablet. Well, you wouldn't have to ...

Thu 16 Apr 15 from Gizmag

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Watch This Autonomous Drone Eat Fuel In The Sky

We are so far in the future of aircraft that a stealthy autonomous flying wing simply existing is just sort of a given. The U.S. Navy's X-47B is a test platform, designed…

Fri 17 Apr 15 from Popular Science

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Video camera could record indefinitely, powered only by light from the image it captures

By using the light reflected from the object being recorded, researchers claim to have created a prototype video camera that could potentially record indefinitely under its own power. By incorporating ...

Thu 16 Apr 15 from Gizmag

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Japan's Maglev Train Breaks Its Own Record At 366mph

As some of you guys might have heard, Japan is building a new maglev train system that would supposedly be faster than their Shinkansen train system and according to an announcement by JR Central, ...

Fri 17 Apr 15 from Ubergizmo

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