Emerging Tech

New snail-inspired super glue can switch between sticky and non-sticky states

Whether it’s robots modeled on cockroaches or medical adhesives derived from Chinese giant salamander excretions, the tech and scientific communities love nothing more than finding unique ways to repurpose the natural world. The latest example of this? A team of international researchers, hailing from the University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, and the Korea Institute of […]

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Early-detection system for wildfires could save many states from big burns

When it come to dealing with the growing problem of raging wildfires, a number of high-tech solutions have been put forward, including using water-carrying, self-flying helicopters to help extinguish blazes. A new wireless smart sensor system could take a more proactive approach, however, by spotting wildfires before they get out of control to start with. […]

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Facebook approved 100 phony political ads that were allegedly 'paid for' by every United States senator

ReutersMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Facebook approved 100 fake political ads -each one claiming to have been to be paid for by a different US senator. Earlier this year, Facebook started displaying the name of the politician or entity sponsoring political ads, in a move meant to increase transparency. Just a few days earlier, […]