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Researchers from Harvard University created the cyborg bacteria in the hope of finding an alternative to chlorophyll – the green pigment in plants that harvests sunlight.
New study shows invasive rhododendrons damage woodland environment but are not poisoning the soil
Chanting sutras in a computerized voice while tapping a drum, the robot was on display on Wednesday at a funeral industry fair - the Life Ending Industry Expo - in Tokyo.
French firm criticised after saying its spyware could help parents establish a son's sexuality.
Chanting sutras in a computerized voice while tapping a drum, the robot was on display on Wednesday at a funeral industry fair - the Life Ending Industry Expo - in Tokyo.
Scientists from the Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile used the Very Large Telescope to map Antares's surface and to measure the motions of the surface material.
Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking - and lower battery capacity.
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A single tweet sent by astronomer J Craig Wheeler of the University of Texas at Austin has sparked rumours of a potentially enormous scientific discovery.
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Facebook appears to have crashed in the UK, leaving thousands of users unable to access their social media accounts. The reason for the crash remains unknown.
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Pens containing over three million pounds of salmon at Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island, Washington state, were damaged by high tides and strong currents.
Despite years of opposition and distrust in voting machines, a small Dutch initiative is aiming for a new form of e-voting
Google Express allows customers to shop at Walmart on the app, the Express website, or by voice. The voice service will be available across the US in September.
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Thousands of videos taken down for showing violence will be "reinstated".
The move follows an outcry over the request to DreamHost, which some argued damaged people's privacy.
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A shuttle service between Apple's Cupertino and Palo Alto, California, headquarters will be used to test self-driving technology, after it ditched plans for a fleet of self-built autonomous cars.
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