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How Delaying A Subway Train Fixes A Subway Delay
Popular Science - Technology, May 22, 2015
To a harried subway passenger, learning that there''s a delay ahead can trigger groans, rolled eyes, or mere stoic despair. But commuters might be even more annoyed if they…
Google Tone Shares Links To Computers Within Earshot Using Beeps And Boops
Popular Science - Technology, May 22, 2015
A new Chrome extension, called Google Tone, released this week makes it possible to share a URL with another computer in the room using a series of beeps and boops. The…
Glowing Paper Could Pave The Way For Bendy Devices
Popular Science - Technology, May 21, 2015
With the release of Apple Watch and Google Glass, personal electronics are breaking out from our pockets. But even these newest iterations are rigid; despite years of buzz…
When Virtual Crimes Get Prosecuted In Real Life
Popular Science - Technology, May 21, 2015
At what point do video game items stop being trinkets and start counting as property? With the launch of Diablo III, a wildly popular online role-playing game, players…
Sensors Capture The Faces You Make Inside Your VR Mask
Popular Science - Technology, May 21, 2015
The whole point of virtual reality is to offer up the feeling of being transported into another world. But currently, avatar facial expressions fail to live up to VR''s…
Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Finally Here
Popular Science - Technology, May 20, 2015
Prosthetics-maker Ossur has been testing brain-controlled prosthetic limbs for over a year. Now, this promising technology is ready for the real world.
You Could One Day Be Identified By Your Unique ''Brainprint''
Popular Science - Technology, May 20, 2015
Sometimes, other people interpret your words differently than you may have intended--like you're not on the same wavelength. Turns out that the neuroscience backs up that…
This Futuristic Concrete Heals Itself With Built-In Bacteria
Popular Science - Technology, May 20, 2015
Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It's durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There's just one problem: It has a tendency to…
Who''s Responsible When A Self-Driving Car Crashes?
Popular Science - Technology, May 19, 2015
For the first time, in March, an autonomous car drove itself from San Francisco to New York City. How is that even legal? That's the kind of question Bryant Walker Smith,…
Alleged Airplane Hacker Also "Messed Around With The Space Station"
Popular Science - Technology, May 19, 2015
Last month, security researcher Chris Roberts was removed from a United Airlines flight, after the airline claimed he had endangered his fellow passengers by tweeting a…
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