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Dubai Officials Enlist RoboCops for Street Patrols

Dubai’s robot officer is here to protect and serve. (Credit: Dubai Media Office) Some of the world’s first robotic police officers will reportedly hit the streets of Dubai in May. Brigadier Abdullah Bin Sultan, director of the Future Shaping Centre of Dubai Police, made the announcement Monday during a police …

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You Can Become a Memory Champion, Too

(Credit: Shutterstock) Need to memorize a series of numbers? Try this: Imagine yourself walking through a house while locking visualizations of a “12” or “78” into different rooms and cabinets located throughout the house. You’ve just used the “method of loci,” which is a fundamental memorization technique that dates back …

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Unethical "Stem Cell" Therapy for Autism In India?

I just read a concerning paper about an experimental stem cell treatment for children with autism. The authors are Himanshu Bansal and colleagues of India. The senior author, Prasad S Koka, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Stem Cells where the paper appeared, which raises questions about whether the …

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Earth's Original Crust Still Hanging Around

New research finds bits of Earth’s original crust in Canada. (Credit NASA) Researchers who want to study the nature of Earth’s original crust find themselves between a rock and a hard place: Our planet’s top layer is constantly wearing down in one spot and building up in another, continents colliding …

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A Glimpse of a Microchip's Delicate Architecture

A 3-D rendering of the internal structure of a microchip. The material in yellow is copper — showing the processor’s circuit connections which link the individual transistors. The smallest lines shown are individually around 45 nanometers wide. (Credit: Mirko Holler) Computer chips continue to shrink ever smaller, but we still wring …

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