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Put Google In Your Wallet. Tech Giant Confirms It Wants To Release a Debit Card.

Put Google In Your Wallet. Tech Giant Confirms It Wants To Release a Debit Card.

Google is hoping you’d like to have a branded debit card to go with your Google Pay account.  The tech giant teamed up with Citibank and Stanford Federal Credit Union to explore what it calls “smart checking accounts,” that would be attached to a Google…

Google Taught a Robot Dog New Tricks By Having It Mimic The Real Thing

Google Taught a Robot Dog New Tricks By Having It Mimic The Real Thing

Programming a machine to walk is hard, so researchers had it learn from nature. Anybody who has ever observed a dog moving around—maybe it’s just walking, jumping, or catching a frisbee—has probably noticed just how dynamic, complex and natural a canine’s motions can be. The…

Thieves Stole $45 Million From ATMs Because The U.S. Uses Absurd 40-Year-Old Technology

Thieves Stole $45 Million From ATMs Because The U.S. Uses Absurd 40-Year-Old Technology

If we weren’t all using 1960s technology to conduct financial transactions, maybe we wouldn’t get heisted. Yesterday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn revealed that an international team of thieves had stolen close to $45 million in the biggest ATM fraud case in history. The heist required…

Astronauts’ Brains Shown To Physically Change After Long Periods In Space

Astronauts’ Brains Shown To Physically Change After Long Periods In Space

Extended periods in space could have effects on the brains of astronauts, including a reduction in overall brain matter and deformation of pituitary glands, researchers have said. Health problems among astronauts have been known for some time. More than half of the crew members on…

One Satellite Services Another In Orbit For The First Time

One Satellite Services Another In Orbit For The First Time

A satellite that was ready for retirement has been given a new lease of life after being serviced in orbit by another satellite containing enough fuel to get it back up and running, the first time such a feat has been achieved. The Northrop-Grumman satellite…

Wind Turbine Noise Is Shown To Affect People’s Sleep

Wind Turbine Noise Is Shown To Affect People’s Sleep

Wind turbine noise (WTN) influences how well people feel they have rested after sleep, as well as having a small impact on dream sleep, or rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, a new study has claimed. Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have been studying…

Smart Motorways: What Are They Good For?

Smart Motorways: What Are They Good For?

The Department for Transport (DfT) has recently proposed plans to ensure the safety of ‘smart motorways’ – but will they be smart enough to prevent further loss of life on our roads? A desperate 999 call makes for harrowing listening – it’s from a father…

The Number of Hybrid And Electric Vehicles On UK Roads Reaches All-time High

The Number of Hybrid And Electric Vehicles On UK Roads Reaches All-time High

Nearly 20 percent of all new cars that joined UK roads last year were either fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, an all-time record, new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show. While the number of vehicles on UK roads surpassed…