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A ROBOTIC VIRTUAL ASSISTANT IS HEADING TO THE ISS
A free-flying robot assistant named CIMON is heading to the International Space Station to help European astronaut Alex Gerst with his research.
LONG TERM DEPRESSION PERMANENTLY CHANGES THE BRAIN
Is clinical depression a degenerative illness? One new study shows that inflammation in the brain linked to depression increases over time.
THE MOON WILL SOON HAVE ITS OWN MOBILE NETWORK
Four companies will partner to send a small device to the Moon that will establish a 4G wireless network there. They'll launch the device via a SpaceX rocket in 2019.
CHINA’S GOOGLE EQUIVALENT CAN CLONE VOICES AFTER SECONDS OF LISTENING
Baidu's AI research team has developed a nueral network that can mimic a voice with less than a minute long sample. The software can also change the voice into other genders and accents.
THE VERDICT IS IN: AI OUTPERFORMS HUMAN LAWYERS IN REVIEWING LEGAL DOCUMENTS
AI v. Humans — another case closed.
NEW SATELLITE WILL SHIFT SHAPE WHILE IN SPACE
Can satellites shapeshift? Thanks to innovation from Britain, they will. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite will be the first commercial satellite to reconfigure in orbit.
WOMAN WHO THOUGHT SHE HAD THE FLU ACTUALLY HAD A RARE, RODENT-BORNE VIRUS
An Arizona woman who thought she had the flu turned out to have an infection caused by a rare, rodent-carried virus called
, according to news reports.
UP TO 60 PER CENT OF PRISONERS HAVE HEAD INJURIES, AS EXPERTS WARN BRAIN DAMAGE MAY FUEL CRIME
More than half of criminals may have suffered a head injury which could be fuelling their offending, a new review by British brain experts suggests.
LAST WEEK, THE ARCTIC WAS WARMER THAN EUROPE: HERE'S WHY
During the Arctic winter, when the sun hides from October to March, the average temperature in the frozen north typically hovers around a bone-chilling minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 20 degrees Celsius).
'PHANTOM' TRAFFIC JAMS ARE REAL — AND SCIENTISTS KNOW HOW TO STOP THEM
Every driver has experienced "phantom" traffic jams, in which dense traffic crawls to a halt for no apparent reason.