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The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Censorship, Facebook, Facebook Applications, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, Microsoft, Nintendo, Science, Social Media, Space, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Elon Musk's next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal "Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people…

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Human-like skin for aircraft under development

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A so-called "smart skin" – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can "feel" changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement. The system, which is being developed by BAE System's Advanced Technology Centre in Essex, will also allow the exterior of aircraft…

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Water may soon be used to charge your phone

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Smartphones and water are not normally best buddies - as anyone who has dropped their handset in the loo can attest - but that all may change soon thanks to some clever scientists. It seems that researchers at MIT (aka the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) could well have have found a way to harness the…

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How Star Trek predicted the future

Stuart O'Connor Augmented reality, Biotechnology, Computers, Crazy Future Stuff, Features, Gadgets, Home Appliances, iPad, iPhone, Mobile phones, PDAs, Phablets, Round ups, Science, Smartphones, Space, Tablet, Tablet PC, TVs, Wearables Leave a Comment

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary man. He foresaw a future in which humanity had learned to live together in peace and harmony. A future in which the people of Earth had joined forces with alien races to…

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