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Academics Need To Embrace New Ways Of Writing And Sharing Research

Universities are a “thousand-year-old industry on the cusp of profound change”. That’s according to a study that explored Australia’s higher education landscape four years ago. One warning from the report rings true far beyond Australia...

America Is “Dropping Cyberbombs" – But How Do They Work?

Recently, United States Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work publicly confirmed that the Pentagon’s Cyber Command was “dropping cyberbombs,” taking its ongoing battle against the Islamic State group into the online world. Other American officials, including...

Students Are Using ‘Smart’ Spy Technology To Cheat In Exams

Students at a medical college in Thailand have been caught using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to cheat during exams. They used wireless spycams in eyeglasses to capture exam questions, transmit them to associates elsewhere...

Virtual Reality Sex Is Coming Soon To A Headset Near You

The 1992 film Lawnmower Man generated a lot of buzz at the time of its release. As a film about virtual reality (VR), you might think that it was the vivid representation of this startling new...

This Earpiece Translator Claims To Let You Talk To People In A Foreign Language

Anyone familiar with "The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy" will know about the Babel fish, the fictional creature that lets aliens of all races communicate in the same language. Well, one company claims to have made...

Bronze Age “World War Zero” Could Have Wiped Out A Mysterious Civilization

Archaeologists are making the case that the Trojan War not only occurred, but was the high point in an epic series of wars that ended with the downfall of three Bronze Age civilizations. The conflict...

New Technology Can Be The Difference Between Life And Death In A Disaster

As many as 90,000 people were evacuated from the Canadian town of Fort McMurray and its surrounds, after a massive wildfire endangered the lives and homes of residents. It is thought that 2,400 buildings have...

A Robot You Can Wear Could Help Carry Heavy Loads

If you've ever lugged a heavy pack cross-country, you may have idly dreamed of a suit that would carry some of the weight for you. Now engineers at Harvard have made the dream a reality, albeit...

This Swallowable Origami Robot Can Retrieve Stuff From Your Stomach

A new mini-robot could be our best hope to putting an end to the problems caused by children’s favorite pastime: swallowing random crap. This tiny “origami” robot developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is...

Hyperloop One Performs First Test Of Groundbreaking Technology

We’ve just had our first public test of Hyperloop and, well, while it was a little underwhelming, the implications are still pretty huge. Yesterday, Hyperloop One tested the propulsion system it will use to power this...