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Ford rents out your ride in new peer-to-peer car rental scheme

Ford owners in London, Portland, Chicago, Washington and the Bay Area will be able to rent their cars to other drivers.

By June 24, 2015

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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015

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Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.

By May 26, 2015

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Apes who drink: Study finds chimps use leaves to chug, chug, chug

Some West African chimps enjoy taking a sip of grandma's cough medicine by sucking alcoholic sap from leaves and even drinking enough to get visibly intoxicated.

By June 10, 2015

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Robot learns via trial and error like a human

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed algorithms that allow robots to learn by making mistakes -- just like a real person.

By May 26, 2015

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Banned H1Z1 players repent with video confessions, apologies (Tomorrow Daily 183)

The makers of H1Z1, an open-world zombie survival game, gave a small number of banned players a way to get their accounts back: Openly admit (and apologize for) their transgressions, and post the video to YouTube.

By May 26, 2015

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Meditation can make you miserable, psychologist says

Technically Incorrect: Meditation and mindfulness may be milestones on the road to bliss, but you may also end up in a ditch of despair, says a brain expert.

By May 24, 2015

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Homebrewed morphine? It's now possible, say researchers

If you have the right strain of yeast and some sugar, whipping up drugs in your kitchen would be almost as easy as brewing a batch of beer.

By May 19, 2015

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Why picking a college roommate is now like online dating

Some colleges are now using software programs and algorithms to pair up first-year students. Much like online dating, it's all based on compatibility.

By May 7, 2015

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Listen to the creepy voices of Thomas Edison's talking dolls

A new technique for salvaging recordings from delicate antiques has allowed Thomas Edison's talking dolls to find their lost voices.

By May 5, 2015