A fracture-resistant cement could make mile-high skyscrapers possible

Nano-engineered fracture-resistant cement could one day be used to create a building 10 times as high as the world’s current tallest building, without being destroyed under its own weight.

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iPhone 7 outsells iPhone 8, 8 Plus in Q3, report says

Apple’s 2016 flagship iPhone 7 was the world’s most popular smartphone last quarter, according to new figures from research firm Canalys.

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Tech Leaders Urge UN to Ban AI-Based Lethal Weapons

A group of the world’s top technology leaders have published an open letter urging the UN to ban the use of artificial intelligence in weapons systems, amid growing concerns that autonomous killer robots could wind up taking control. The group of 116 companies, most of which specialize in robotics or AI, argued that its growing use could revolutionize modern warfare in irreversible ways and pose a danger to nation states. “Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare,” the letter states.

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Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

As the world’s most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a “rogue” AI could cause continues to grow.

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Prominent digital drug marketplaces knocked out in 1-2 punch

Two of the world’s most notorious “darknet” marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about drugs and weapons merchants that operate from hidden corners of the internet.

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World's brightest laser could pave way for lower-radiation x-Rays

The world’s brightest laser — which is so powerful that it can produce light pulses that are 1 billion times brighter than the surface of the sun — can “transform” visible light into X-rays, making the shape and color of objects appear different, new research shows.

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Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft join up to battle terrorist content

Amid concern about the recent spate of terror attacks, some of the world’s largest technology companies are teaming up in an effort to put a stop to terrorist content on their platforms.

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Scientists create 'molecular black hole' in laboratory using world's most powerful x-ray beam

The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam has been used to create a tiny microscopic “black hole.”

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World's 1st Robocop to begin duty in Dubai

The “world’s first operational Robocop” started its tour of duty Sunday in Dubai – the first in the emirate’s planned robot police force, according to  the Daily Mirror.

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Scientists may have discovered the oldest evidence of life on land

Ancient rocks found in a remote stretch of Western Australia may contain the world’s oldest known evidence of life on land, a new study finds.

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Snapchat puppy filters latest social media battleground

The world’s biggest social networks are locked in a serious, billion-dollar battle over one of the world’s silliest innovations: puppy-eared, rainbow-spewing photo filters.

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