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It's Too Late To "Save The Planet" Says Scientist; We Need To Save Ourselves

Back in 1965, maverick scientist James Lovelock, warned an oil company that the year 2000 would not be dominated by fusion-powered cars or advanced technology, but by the changing climate.

"It will be worsening then to such an extent that it will seriously affect their business," he said. He may have slightly under-played...
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Will Our Children's Future Friends Be Robots?

With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology project is designed to serve as a rehabilitation tool and to help kids with disabilities.

The researchers have paired a small...
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Weekender: Is Technology the New Terror?

Technology has been around since the dawn of time. Not just tablets, phones, computers or television, but any device that has helped to facilitate the processes of daily life. A rock to bash things with, a stick to stir things with, a knife to kill or cut with, or even the wheel! But for most people, the term "technology" is associated...
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Science Fiction becomes Science Fact: Light Sabers are now a Reality

Every Star Wars fan dreams of owning a real light saber, the elegant and beautiful weapon of choice for any Jedi knight. Well, according to the latest news from Harvard and MIT, the Force could soon be with us.
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Alien Technology Working in Our World

If we encountered alien technology far superior to our own, would we even realize what it was? Technology a million or more years in advance of ours would appear miraculous, just as an airplane or TV set would seem miraculous to prehistoric man.

Astrobiologist Paul Davis thinks that advanced technology might not even be made of...
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