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Our brains can make decisions while we’re sleeping

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Your brain doesn’t shut down when you go to sleep, in fact, a recent study has shown that it remains quietly active, and can process information t
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Samsung Bets On OLED Printer Maker Kateeva - IEEE Spectrum

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Kateeva says it has figured out how to make big, cheap OLED displays, and Samsung is betting $38 million on it
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Scientists have “hacked” photosynthesis, and it could help them speed up food production

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An enzyme found in algae can make plants convert carbon dioxide into sugar more efficiently.
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McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a machine

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Battling the worst sales slump in a decade, McDonald’s is testing a concept in which customers can order via tablet without the risk of being judged.
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A more efficient, lightweight and low-cost organic solar cell: Researchers broke the ‘electrode barrier’

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For decades, polymer scientists and synthetic chemists working to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were hampered by the inherent drawbacks of commonly used metal electrodes, including their instability and…
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Artificial Intelligence Is Doomed if We Don’t Control Our Data

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The reason this Internet Economy is so broken is because we can’t control or centralize our personal data.
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Google Works with NASA to Test Cars Without Backup Drivers - IEEE Spectrum

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Google plans to test a self-driving car on NASA property to dodge California rules requiring a human driver
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'Most famous wheat gene' discovered, clears way for non-GMO breeding

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Researchers have found ‘the most famous wheat gene,’ a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat.
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Hacked photosynthesis could boost crop yields

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Algal enzyme can speed up rate at which plants make food.
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Bioreactive food expiry label wins UK James Dyson Award (Wired UK)

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A bioreactive label that becomes bumpy you when your food’s gone bad has won the UK leg of the James Dyson Award
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