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Bionic Bees With Electronic Backpacks Could Replace Farm Drones

Buzz Off Look out, drones. Bionic bees are coming for your jobs. Farmers across the globe are using drones to do everything from plant crops to monitor for pests. But drones are energy-intensive — according to University of Washington (UW) researcher...

Former Sonic Team Members React To Sonic Movie Design

With a recent poster for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie showing proportions and fur that many fans didn’t exactly expect, people have been talking about the new take on the cartoony mascot character. After an alleged leak of a cardboard standee in a movie theater...

A look at the Apple Watch’s ECG, from someone who needs it

When Apple introduced the fourth iteration of its smartwatch, the big new selling point wasn’t a feature we typically associate with a watch or any sort of smart device. Instead, the company added a feature that had only recently arrived in the form of...

CAPTCHAs Are Dead, And Neural Networks Killed Them

AI Shot the CAPTCHA The days of the CAPTCHA — those online forms that force you to enter wavy letters to prove that you’re not a bot — are numbered. A group of researchers at Northwest University and Peking University in China,...

The United States Has One Last Chance to Restore Net Neutrality

Missed Deadline A vote is looming that could affect the future of the entire internet. Officially speaking, the House of Representatives missed Monday’s deadline to force a vote to restore net neutrality in America, but an extension gives activists nine more...

This Ancient Galaxy Was Loaded With Dark Matter

Dark Matter Conventional wisdom among astrophysicists dictates that galaxies don’t start out with much dark matter, the unseen material that seems to make up most of the mass in the universe. Instead, they speculate, galaxies pick up dark matter over...