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Robotic brain 'learns' from internet
A super-intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.
[BBC]

Robotic brain 'learns' from internet
A super-intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.
[BBC News]

Magnetic levitation in 3D advances
Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.
[BBC News]

Researchers hack into Gmail app
US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone software.
[BBC]

Researchers hack into Gmail app
US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone software.
[BBC News]

Study creates 'virtual time travel'
Virtual reality can be used to send participants "back in time", which could help them relive and overcome traumatic experiences, new research shows.
[BBC]

Study creates 'virtual time travel'
Virtual reality can be used to send participants "back in time", which could help them relive and overcome traumatic experiences, new research shows.
[BBC News]

China: smartphone subsidy cuts to lift local firms
China should end smartphone subsidies to overseas vendors and give more support to local brands, industry insiders said on Tuesday, as telecom carriers pledged to cut operating expenses and Apple Inc gets ready to debut its next-generation iPhone. Xiang Ligang, a telecom researcher in Beijing, (...)
[OSNews]

Smartphone-loss anxiety disorder
New research outlines the possible coping mechanisms that might be needed following loss or theft of one's smart phone or other digital devices and the security problems that the user might face.
[Science daily]

Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack
Traffic lights are easy to hack, and they're unlikely to be fixed, according to computer researchers.
[CNN Money]

Does your computer know how you're feeling?
Researchers have designed a computer program that can accurately recognize users’ emotional states as much as 87% of the time, depending on the emotion. The study combined -- for the first time -- two established ways of detecting user emotions: keystroke dynamics and text-pattern (...)
[Science daily]

Security flaws found in backscatter X-ray scanners formerly used in U.S. airports
Researchers have discovered security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. In laboratory tests, the team was able to conceal firearms and plastic explosive simulants from the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner. The team modified the (...)
[Science daily]

New framework would facilitate use of new Android security modules
Computer security researchers have developed a modification to the core Android operating system that allows developers and users to plug in new security enhancements. The new Android Security Modules framework aims to eliminate the bottleneck that prevents developers and users from taking (...)
[Science daily]

Paving the way for cyborg moth 'biobots'
Researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or 'biobots,' for use in emergency (...)
[Science daily]

Wildland fire modeling can lead to better predictions
If we can better understand scientifically how wildland fires behave, we’ll have a better chance to accurately predict their evolution, researchers say. When wildland fuel distribution and ignition potential can be assessed, and the regions within a fire where intense energy in the form of heat (...)
[Science daily]

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