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Voice assistants - the future of tabletop gaming?

Voice assistants - the future of tabletop gaming?

The first game in the new genre will be St. Noire detective story from Atari. The product’s features were detailed by the company co-founder Nolan Bushnell and its creative director Zay Ortiz.
Two traces of unknown ancestors were discovered in human DNA

Two traces of unknown ancestors were discovered in human DNA

As it turns out, Homo sapiens actively crossbreed not only with Neanderthal and Denisova hominins but also with other unknown to science proto-men. Their genes predominantly discovered among populations of South-East Asia.
This device generates energy when you walk

This device generates energy when you walk

A special energy harvester is attached to the knee that bears the most strain when walking. The device does not cause any discomfort to its wearer. 
This device uses electricity to restore heart tissue

This device uses electricity to restore heart tissue

Electrical impulses have been used to cure a wide range of illnesses for some time. A recent invention is an implant that uses this method to restore heart tissue. 
Use this watch to find out when you will die

Use this watch to find out when you will die

The device displays a countdown on your wrist. It can also be used to tell the time. 

Last month was the hottest June on record 

NASA experts report that the global average temperature was 0.93 Celsius degrees higher than the norm in June. So last month officially went down as the hottest June in history.

Flyboard Air: military hoverboard demonstration sparks outrage in Paris

The hoverboard was presented during a military parade in Paris, which is a traditional part of the Bastille Day celebrations. The show made waves among experts and civilians alike. 

Lock, stock: former Microsoft employee arrested for cryptocurrency theft

The suspect is 25-year-old Ukrainian national Volodymyr Kvashuk. The damage inflicted is estimated at $10 million.

The Next All-electric Car from Lotus to Become the Most Powerful in the World

The manufacturer confirmed the information on the forthcoming production of the world’s most powerful all-electric hypercar Evija. At the moment, it is planning to produce at least 130 such cars.

Drones Can Now Spew Flames Like Real Dragons

Throwflame company has created a flamethrower that can be attached to a drone. The device has multiple applications from burning weeds to destroying wasp nests.

Giant jellyfish discovered in the United Kingdom

The enormous animal was discovered by TV presenter Lizzie Daly. This happened when the reporter was diving in Falmouth, England. 

Elon Musk Updates on the Progress in Neurocomputer Interface Development

It was two years ago that the billionaire registered Neuralink, the company intended to engage in the development of brain-computer interfaces. Today, its long-awaited presentation was held, at which the company's management spoke about their achievements.

Scientists Learn How Moons Are Formed

Not only have researchers built a theoretical model, but they were also able to watch a moon forming around exoplanet PDS 70c.

Dolphin 1 — a New Generation Lifebuoy 

Dolphin 1 differs from a regular lifebuoy in that it is remote-controlled. A rescuer can stay on the shore, while Dolphin 1 propels itself out to the drowning person.

Pepper will grow on ISS

The next package sent to American astronauts will contain some chili pepper seeds. The first harvest will mature by November 2019. 

NASA will build first space wharf in history

The space agency has entered into a contract with US based company Made In Space. Together they will launch the Archinaut One spaceship, which will put together satellites right on the orbit. 

Gene therapy returns sight to blind mice

A team of genetic engineers achieved such impressive results by applying a new reactivation technology for the Cngb1 gene, which destroys the retina when it is ‘switched off’. This is the first such case in history. 

NASA shows more than 4 thousand exoplanets

The agency has released a video atlas including images of more than 4 thousand space objects. All of them were discovered by scientists from different countries, starting from fall 1991. 

Pilots will see through planes

This will be achieved using the Striker II HMD helmet from British company BAE Systems. The device was initially built for military purposes.

Australia Starts Phase 2 of Busbot Programme 

The programme is intended for full-scale implementation of unmanned public transport. The honour to receive the know-how was awarded to Coffs Harbor in New South Wales.

Artificial Intelligence Becomes the New World Online Poker Champion 

The programme developed by Facebook experts and scientists from Carnegie Mellon University has become the absolute world champion after beating the world’s 12 best poker players.

Hopping SpaceBok Robot to Help Explore the Moon

The machine has been developed by a student team from the Swiss Higher School of Technology and Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The device is specifically designed to operate under low gravity conditions.

Agent Smith is a threat to the security of your smartphone

The virus replaces WhatsApp and other popular services with harmful copies. 

Scientists discover bird leg with enormous middle toe

The remains are 98 million years old, according to paleontologists. The leg was discovered inside a piece of amber that had been purchased in Myanmar. 
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