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  1. Amazon goes a mile high for its second brick-and-mortar '4-star' storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | Digital Trends

    Joining its brick-and-mortar bookstores and Amazon Go grocery stores, Amazon 4-star offers items that have been rated highly by customers who use its burgeoning web store. Top sellers, as well as new and trending items, also feature among the store's goodies.

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  2. Artificial intelligence discovers dozens of mysterious cosmic signalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Digital Trends

    A team of researchers at Breakthrough Listen , a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project spearheaded by the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a machine learning algorithm to sift through cosmic data and identify fast radio bursts, strange and energetic pulses thought to emanate from far-off galaxies. No one knows for sure what causes these radio emissions but theories abound - from highly magnetized neutron stars battling black holes to signs of alien life.

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  3. Engineered sand could remove nasty toxins to produce drinkable waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | Digital Trends

    Water is one of our most underappreciated resources . For people with steady access to this life-giving liquid, it's absence can seem like a distant dystopian nightmare.

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  4. This Saturday, a NASA probe will brave the heat to try and 'touch' the sunRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | Digital Trends

    On Saturday, August 11, when most of you are enjoying what will hopefully be a relaxing and enjoyable day off work, NASA engineers will be facing one of their most stressful days in a long while. That's because it is the day on which the Parker Solar Probe will enter the very edge of the corona, the atmosphere of the sun, and make the first in-situ measurements to be taken there.

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  5. Watch this robot tiptoe over stepping stones with human-like grace and agilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Digital Trends

    Ever see a kid walking across stepping stones in a park? Even if the stepping stones are an uneven distance apart and at slightly varying heights, this is a skill that most children have picked up at just a few years old. By the time we're adults, the ability to swiftly walk or even run over this kind of terrain is something the majority of people can do without a second thought.

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  6. Scientists may soon be able to treat autism with CRISPR gene editingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Digital Trends

    Cas9 gene editing is capable of some pretty impressive feats , from creating more efficient crops to malaria-resistant mosquitoes. Now researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and other institutes have discovered another potentially life-altering application: Editing out the genetic traits commonly associated with autism.

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  7. Uber is testing a low-fare option that's great if you're not in a rushRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Digital Trends

    Uber rides could be about to get even cheaper, though you'll have to wait around a bit to secure the lower fares. A new feature currently being tested by the ridesharing company offers a lower fare if you're prepared to wait a little longer for your car to arrive.

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  8. Even in the desert, an innovative device pulls fresh water out of thin airRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | Digital Trends

    On any given day, you're surrounded by water suspended in the air as imperceptible vapor. The idea of harvesting this water has deep roots in the sci-fi culture - when we first met Luke Skywalker on the desert planet, Tatooine, he was toiling away on his uncle's vapor farm - but similar devices have also taken shape in the real world .

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  9. Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant can hear silent commands that you can'tRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Digital Trends

    A series of studies have proven that it's possible to secretly give silent commands to voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant without their owners ever knowing. According to the New York Times , researchers in both China and the U.S. have carried out a series of experiments which ultimately proved that it's possible to communicate silent commands that are undetectable to the human ear to voice assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.

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  10. If you live in a city, air pollution is so bad you might as well be smokingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | Digital Trends

    You've probably heard about the heavy layers of smog that hang over major metropolitan areas such as Beijing and Los Angeles. But it's difficult to imagine the damage of something you can't really see, such as air pollution .

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  11. Mind-reading A.I. algorithm can work out what music is playing in your headRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Digital Trends

    Most of us have used apps like Shazam , which can identify songs when we hold up our phone up to a speaker. But what if it was possible for an app to identify a piece of music based on nothing more than your thought patterns.

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  12. With CRISPR, geneticists have a powerful new weapon in the battle against ALSRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2017 | Digital Trends

    For many people today, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aka ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, is most commonly linked with both the fundraising Ice Bucket Challenge and one its most famous patients, the physicist Stephen Hawking. However, it could soon have a brand-new distinction - the next disease to be treatable using CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology.

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  13. In Cyberwar class, college students learn to think like hackersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2017 | Digital Trends

    At the University of California, Berkeley, college students are learning to think like hackers in order to find exploits and bugs in applications and websites that consumers use every day. These students are taking a class called Cyberwar.

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  14. The best accidental inventions prove sometimes it's better not to tryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | Digital Trends

    You don't have to follow Nihilist Arby's to realize that nothing matters and life on this planet is the result of a series of accidents. Somewhere in the midst of all of the Big Bang-ing and cosmic caroming, we hit the Goldilocks sweet spot and the primordial soup goop was just right.

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  15. Google estimates 1.9 billion usernames are available on the black marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | Digital Trends

    Research carried out by Google in association with the University of California, Berkeley has established that there are 1.9 billion usernames and passwords being traded on the black market. What's more, as many of 25 percent of these stolen credentials could actually be used to access a legitimate Google account.

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