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Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund
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Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund

He said the grant will fund scientists, activists and NGO's to explore new ways of fighting the impact of climate change.

'Is Greta Thunberg a Time Traveller?': Twitter lights up with conspiracy theories after a 120-year old picture of the climate activist's lookalike goes viral
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'Is Greta Thunberg a Time Traveller?': Twitter lights up with conspiracy theories after a 120-year old picture of the climate activist's lookalike goes viral

A 120 year-old photograph of a girl that looks like a doppelganger of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has taken social media by storm.

Male contraceptive pill passes safety test in humans but won't be hitting stores soon
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Male contraceptive pill passes safety test in humans but won't be hitting stores soon

No participant stopped taking the contraceptive pill because of side effects, all passing safety tests.

Antartica's ice is melting at an alarming rate; 3 trillion ton of ice has disappeared since 1992
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Antartica's ice is melting at an alarming rate; 3 trillion ton of ice has disappeared since 1992

In the last quarter century, the southern-most continent’s ice sheet melted into enough water to cover Texas to a depth of nearly 13 feet.

Researchers develop an HD video streaming technique that uses a fraction of the power of traditional methods
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Researchers develop an HD video streaming technique that uses a fraction of the power of traditional methods

The group's system uses 1,000 to 10,000 times less power than current streaming technology. But it still has a small battery that supports continuous operation.

Scientists have developed a wearable sensor using cheap tissue paper
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Scientists have developed a wearable sensor using cheap tissue paper

Scientists have used tissue paper to develop a Band-aid sized wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movements.

Facebook is rolling out Artificial Intelligence as part of its ‘proactive detection’ to detect suicidal posts
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Facebook is rolling out Artificial Intelligence as part of its ‘proactive detection’ to detect suicidal posts

Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president for product management, said the company was beginning to roll out the software outside the US after successful tests.

Researchers develop method to store information invisibly on clothes without the use of electronics
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Researchers develop method to store information invisibly on clothes without the use of electronics

In one example, they stored the passcode to an electronic door lock on a patch of conductive fabric sewn to a shirt cuff.

Your app use and location can be tracked through online advertising for as little as $1,000
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Your app use and location can be tracked through online advertising for as little as $1,000

The attacker can serve a number of hyperlocal advertisements, which are only served when the target is at a particular location.

Flexible sensor 'skin' to help robots or prosthetic devices convey a sense of touch
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Flexible sensor 'skin' to help robots or prosthetic devices convey a sense of touch

The bio-inspired robot sensor skin mimics the way a human finger experiences tension and compression as it slides along a surface .

UW researchers develop flexible shear force and vibration sensor for use in robots and prosthetics
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UW researchers develop flexible shear force and vibration sensor for use in robots and prosthetics

The "skin" can be stretched over any part of a robots body or prosthetic and lets them successfully grasp and manipulate objects.

Researchers develop BiliScreen, an app that screens selfies for signs of pancreatic cancer
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Researchers develop BiliScreen, an app that screens selfies for signs of pancreatic cancer

Researchers have developed an app named 'BiliScreen' that could allow people to easily screen for pancreatic cancer simply by snapping a smartphone selfie.

Researchers convert consumer electronics into sonars to covertly track activity of people
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Researchers convert consumer electronics into sonars to covertly track activity of people

A more advanced version of the technology, known as Sonar Vision was used for covert surveillance of an entire city in the movie The Dark Knight Rises.

Google acquires health monitoring startup founded by Indian-origin professor
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Google acquires health monitoring startup founded by Indian-origin professor

The Google acquired start-up turns smartphones into medical devices and collects various health stats.

Researchers remotely compromise a computer using malicious code hidden in synthetic DNA
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Researchers remotely compromise a computer using malicious code hidden in synthetic DNA

The researchers managed to hide malicious code in synthetic DNA, which turned into executable malware when the DNA was analysed by a computer.

Researchers have developed a battery-free smartphone; could soon reach mass-market products
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Researchers have developed a battery-free smartphone; could soon reach mass-market products

Researchers have also planned a version of the battery-free phone that uses a tiny solar cell to provide power.

Researchers train neural network to generate realistic videos lip-synced to audio clips
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Researchers train neural network to generate realistic videos lip-synced to audio clips

In a video conference, the users can avoid interruptions from video feeds timing out because of connectivity problems.

NBA: Top draft pick Markelle Fultz signs contract with Philadelphia 76ers
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NBA: Top draft pick Markelle Fultz signs contract with Philadelphia 76ers

Just hours after announcing the deal, Fultz twisted his ankle and had to be helped off the court during Saturday night's exhibition summer league contest against Golden State.

Cell phone without battery invented by University of Washington researchers
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Cell phone without battery invented by University of Washington researchers

The cell phone harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light and requires no batteries.

Researchers invent cellphone without a battery that works by harvesting ambient energy
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Researchers invent cellphone without a battery that works by harvesting ambient energy

The device can be powered by ambient radio signals, or convert light into energy with a tiny solar cell, the size of a grain of rice.