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Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea debut new track Pretty Girls to Uber riders

Fans booked 30-minute rides in a fleet of Britney-branded SUVs to hear singer’s new duet with Australian rapper after online leak

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Hands-Free Cars Take Wheel, and Law Isn’t Stopping Them

A General Motors promotional film envisions the future: Drivers enter the highway, put their cars on “autopilot” and sit back as the vehicle takes over and heads for the horizon. 11 more words


Emojis account for nearly half of the comments and captions on Instagram #RIPtext

Emojis are fast becoming the new language of the Internet, at least according to a new study that details the widespread use of emojis on Instagram. 94 more words


Who invented the piano? Google doodle marks 360th birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori

Cristofori’s entry in Encyclopaedia Britannica notes that little is known of his life and that his invention was not well known in his lifetime

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5 undeniable reasons humans must colonize Mars

Establishing a permanent colony of humans on Mars is not an option. It’s a necessity.

At least, that’s what some of the most innovative, intelligent minds of our age — … 1,133 more words

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Duplicating Humans With Robots Is Very Hard Alex Leonessa, NSF...

Duplicating Humans With Robots Is Very Hard

Alex Leonessa, NSF program director for General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering, describes key challenges in creating truly useful robotic systems to supplementing humans.

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