Robots bring apple picking into the 21st century

Few things are American than apple pie, and a new technique that utilizes machines and technology has set out to make apple harvesting more efficient and less daunting on humans.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/25/robots-bring-apple-picking-into-21st-century.html

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PCs can be hacked via video subtitle files, researchers say

A newly uncovered hacking technique uses malicious subtitle files to take control of a user’s system, preying on popular media player software including VLC, Kodi, and Popcorn Time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/pcs-can-be-hacked-via-video-subtitle-files-researchers-say.html

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The first Mars colony could be 3D printed from Red Planet dust

A new technique could allow the first humans on Mars to 3D print everything from tools to temporary housing out of a tough rubber-like material — using only Martian dust.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/first-mars-colony-could-be-3d-printed-from-red-planet-dust.html

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New long-distance laser beam tech could help inspectors sniff out weapons-grade uranium

Researchers at the University of Michigan have announced a new technique that detects enriched uranium from a long distance with the help of lasers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/new-long-distance-laser-beam-tech-could-help-inspectors-sniff-out-weapons-grade-uranium.html

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Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram

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This new technique packs 100 times more data into DNA than previous methods.

The post Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/245304-researchers-increase-storage-capacity-dna-214-petabytes-per-gram?source=Computing

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Real-life Spider-Man coming soon: Artificial spider web can be grown in labs

Researchers in Sweden have developed a technique for growing large quantities of artificial spider silk in labs using bacteria. Now we just need Spider-Man-style web shooters to go along with it!

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/12/real-life-spider-man-coming-soon-artificial-spider-web-can-be-grown-in-labs.html

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X-ray uncovers hidden portrait beneath famed Degas painting

A powerful X-ray technique has unveiled a hidden portrait beneath a famed painting by French impressionist artist Edgar Degas, helping solve a mystery that has stumped the art world for decades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/05/x-ray-uncovers-hidden-portrait-beneath-famed-degas-painting.html

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FBI's iPhone unlock technique could be kept secret by White House review group

Article Image The FBI may be entitled to keep secret the technique it used to break into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, as a result of a special White House group designed to review digital security flaws uncovered by federal agencies.

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New adware scripts mouse clicks to access OS X Keychain, could lead to password theft

A new version of the long-running Genieo adware has brought with it a new technique for accessing the OS X Keychain without user intervention, a security gray area that could be used by other malicious actors to make off with sensitive data stored in the Mac credential manager.

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Scientists develop first completely covert communication system with lasers

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Forget encryption: a new technique could allow you to send messages that no one but the intended recipient could even detect.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/182142-scientists-develop-first-completely-covert-communication-system-with-lasers

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