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Your doppelganger probably isn’t out there

Apr 17, 15 Your doppelganger probably isn’t out there

Posted by in Science

You’ve most probably heard the urban legend that everyone in the world has at least one doppelganger, or identical "twin" with whom they share no relations. Three friends used the power of the Internet to help find their doppelgangers, but is this just a coincidence or is there actually any scientific proof backing the doppelganger myth?

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The future without cars shouldn’t be so hard to imagine

Apr 17, 15 The future without cars shouldn’t be so hard to imagine

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Recently this reporter was working on a story on autonomous vehicles – self driving cars – and a transportation safety expert at AAA suggested that we will never see cars that do the driving. His argument was valid that cars on the road that were self driving would still be at risk from those that had a human driver.

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NASA releases first-ever color picture of Pluto

Apr 17, 15 NASA releases first-ever color picture of Pluto

Posted by in Space

NASA released the first-ever color images of Pluto on Tuesday, captured by its New Horizons probe as the spacecraft continues its marathon journey to the remote dwarf planet. The picture shows the rust-colored Pluto and its biggest moon, Charon, as little more than blurry specks.

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Will the next iPhone be the 7 or 6s? We speculate wildly

Apr 17, 15 Will the next iPhone be the 7 or 6s? We speculate wildly

Posted by in Technology

The iPhone 7 release date will bring an all new Apple device to the company's smartphone lineup. But it's also very possible that Cupertino will bring their users an iPhone 6s. Rumors point to all new features; pattern suggests that we may only see a spec bump come to the iPhone 6 successor, but perhaps Tim Cook is ready to change up Apple's order of operations.

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26 seconds can put an end to botched spinal surgeries

Apr 17, 15 26 seconds can put an end to botched spinal surgeries

Posted by in Health

It isn’t unheard of for surgeons to write in big black permanent marker “THIS LEG” before operating on a patient — a small cost of pride compared to the full subtraction of a healthy limb. Now, scientists are trying to solve a similar, albeit more complex, breakdown in procedure: wrong-level spinal surgery.

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New tech forces teenagers to be better drivers

Apr 16, 15 New tech forces teenagers to be better drivers

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

If there’s one thing that any parent of a teenage driver will tell you, it’s that it’s hard being the parent of a teenage driver. In addition to knowing so much more than you and losing the ability to hear a single word you say, they constantly want to go where they want whenever they want and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET OFF MY BACK MOM AND DAD!

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The cost-savings case for vaccination

Apr 16, 15 The cost-savings case for vaccination

Posted by in Health

The HPV vaccine has struggled to gain widespread adoption among adolescent girls for the prevention of cervical cancer, and its use among boys for HPV-related diseases ranks even lower. However, a study makes the case for boosting rates of HPV vaccination in boys by arguing that doing so could save governments millions of dollars in long-term healthcare expenses.

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Smart fabric technology creates electricity for wearable devices

Apr 16, 15 Smart fabric technology creates electricity for wearable devices

Posted by in Technology

Wearable technology is a booming market so it comes as no surprise researchers in South Korea have developed a "smart fabric" that can create electricity to power wearable devices. The fabric is a wearable triboelectric nanogenerator and has the capacity to power a wide array of gadgets.

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Dragonball science exhibit “Making Science With Dragonball” comes to Tokyo this Golden Week

Apr 16, 15 Dragonball science exhibit “Making Science With Dragonball” comes to Tokyo this Golden Week

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Science

Last year’s popular Dragonball science exhibit , “Making Science With Dragonball,” will arrive at Tokyo’s Fuji TV building this spring. The exhibit will run from April 29 to May 10 and is sponsored by Fuji TV. Golden Week coincides with this event, so the exhibits should certainly see some traffic.

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The truth behind kombucha tea

Apr 16, 15 The truth behind kombucha tea

Posted by in Health

The growing popularity of kale and quinoa over the years has been due to benefits promoting health and wellness, but what about the “elixir of life?” Kombucha, the popular fermented tea, is believed to have mythical healing properties that boost the immune system, but could this just be a bunch of hocus pocus tea?

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