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Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not 

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation. 27 more words

German Moon Mission A Hoax

A German Lunar X-Prize team’s announcement that it plans to send two mobile probes to the Moon to inspect the lunar rover left behind by the Apollo 17 mission has been exposed as a hoax because everybody knows that these Apollo moon landings never took place in the first place. 89 more words

Germany

New Hi-Tech Graphene Pixels Screen

A new innovative screen technology was created by scientists from the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands. According the university website, their idea implies the use of graphene pixels which are able to change colour when contracting and expanding. 138 more words

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We let technology into our lives. And now it’s starting to control us

In 1998, I joined the UK launch team for an e-commerce startup named after the world’s largest river. The smart idea was to harness the unprecedented cataloguing capacity of the emerging internet to sell books – a product with a long shelf-life – online. 186 more words

Society

Reading Device on Your Finger

Technologies have made lives of the blind much easier in many ways. Even reading is becoming more accessible for visually impaired people. Of course, braille was invented a long time ago but today there are a lot of programmes and apps which convert photographed text into audio. 161 more words

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Battling Foggy Windows

Cold mornings are notorious for creating foggy windows. During the winter dirty streaks form on the windshield from mittens attempting to give relief to the squinting driver, but instead leave behind more debris that attracts and adheres the accumulation of fog. 540 more words