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Exercise tracking app reveals details of military sites
Exercise tracking app reveals details of military sites
A map showing paths taken by users of an exercise tracking app reveals potentially sensitive information about American and allied military...
Drones saves boys trapped in 3-metre swells​
Drones saves boys trapped in 3-metre swells​
A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety...
Robo-cases to roll travellers into the future
Robo-cases to roll travellers into the future
Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now.
Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot pet
Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot pet
As Japan celebrates the year of the dog, electronics giant Sony on Thursday unleashed its new robot canine companion, packed with artificial...
Tech a new religion at consumer gadget extravaganza
Tech a new religion at consumer gadget extravaganza
Tech is the new religion, offering hope of salvation in a troubled world as industry...
SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission
SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission
SpaceX on Sunday blasted off a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature — and the agency behind it —...
Developing countries need to wake up to the risks of new technologies
Developing countries need to wake up to the risks of new technologies
Technological advances associated with the fourth industrial...
Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite
Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite
Russia has lost contact with Angola's first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday — a...
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
There is no denying that English is one of the world’s major languages. It’s the mother tongue of nearly
Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to International Space Station
Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to International Space Station
A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Sunday for a...
For tech to be funded, it must improve lives
For tech to be funded, it must improve lives
Technology can’t solve problems. Neither can data, for that matter. It can’t plug the holes of governance and political will but, without it,...
What is net neutrality and why it matters
What is net neutrality and why it matters
The United States is on the verge of a major change in internet regulation that could greatly affect everyone in the country and beyond. Net neutrality could be ended on Thursday, but...
MPs to get science classes
MPs to get science classes
South African MPs would be offered a science policy orientation course next year, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told the closing...

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