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The police know that drones are going to become even more of a problem than they already are, so they’ve been testing ways of dealing with a drone in an emergency, like if a drone is preventing an air ambulance from landing.
The police are looking into electronic solutions, but also physical ones, including both nets and trained eagles.
Attack eagles are training to become part of the Dutch National Police anti-drone arsenal
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Neuroscientists explain how by multitasking, the audience is unable to focus on detail.
Using comedy or gory images also dominates the viewers' attention
Techniques are used by magicians to divert attention from 'the tell'.
Neuroscientists Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L Macknik, from State University of New York Downstate Medical Centre, explain techniques used by magicians in How It Works Magazine.
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One thing that makes quad-copters safer than helicopters are its numerous propellers. Even if three of the four arms have their six propellers disabled, the final arm's working propellers can ensure a rough landing by spiraling toward the ground.
Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger.
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When the earthquake hits, this mattress is seen being dropped by a hinged mechanism, while the lid of the box closes above it, sealing the occupant inside. 
The second design, instead, drops the user through what resembles a trap door. 
The hinge is in the centre of the bed, rather than the side, so the mattress drops flat to the bottom of the box, rather than tipping the sleeper out. 
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Maybe, you grew up with a stack of VHS tapes and a VCR in the living room. As cool as it was to have a handful of movies you cared about, those same tapes can be difficult to play now, since your old VCR is likely on its last legs, if it even works at all (the last time I tried to watch a family video, the player literally ate the magnetic tape).

And while you could have painstakingly converted all those movies to digital while your VCR still functioned properly, even digital formats come and go. Trying to play video files encoded with common codecs from a decade ago on today’s computers yields an additional slew of challenges; many are proprietary or need to be hacked to play on current operating systems.
Short on time? Jump directly to the video of a robot being programmed with headphones. Background. Maybe, like me, you grew up with a stack of VHS tapes and a VCR in the living room. As cool as it was to have a handful of movies you cared about, those same tapes can be difficult to play now, ...
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The ability to build a system that combines the power of solid-state electronics with the capabilities of biological components has great promise. It could lead to a new generation of 'cyborg' chips blending senses such as taste or smell with traditional electronic components.
Researchers at Columbia University have developed an electronic chip that has both biological and solid-state components.
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The year 2050 is not so far away, but by then, we may have been replaced by Homo optimus - a blend of human and computers.
Ipswich-based Futurologist Dr Ian Pearson has explained how technology will impact on our evolution, such as the rise of Homo optimus - and how it could affect our pets'.
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Most researchers study the ice during the summer. 
The air above the Arctic Ocean has warmed on average about 5°F in the past century—more than twice the global average—and sea ice covers less and less of it.
It’s cold. It’s lonely. It’s really cold. It’s really lonely. It’s unfathomably cold. And it’s lonely. That’s what this mere glimpse of life on an Arctic expedition looks like. The visuals are jarring: the ship looks like it’s parked on land, the mustaches are frozen, the research looks difficult. But it also must be so beautiful to be in places where so few have gone before.
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The first major US wind tunnel became operational in 1921 and was located at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Virginia.
This wind tunnel was powered by a 36-blade fan and was fairly crude when compared to the tunnels used at Nasa Langley today. 
Like today's wind tunnels, it was designed to help researchers understand the forces acting on an object as it moves through the atmosphere. 
The footage, from 1946, was taken as part of Nasa tests in Virginia developed to find out if pilots can withstand being in their plane with the canopy off.
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Rescuers in Turkey are working tirelessly to free this young boy, one of the many victims of Sunday's devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
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The sneakers will have e-ink displays on them, like the screens used for Kindles. 
Based on similar shoes with e-ink displays, it's likely the 'ShiftWear' trainers will have a Bluetooth receiver hidden inside.
This would the displays to be connected to an app.
This could be used by owners to pick a design and 'send' it to the screens. 
A wireless module in the sole could allow the shoe's display to be charged wirelessly.
Designer David Coelho, based in New York, is raising money on Indiegogo to make his ShiftWear shoe range (pictured) a reality.
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Talocan is an one of a kind ride. Video mixed from 4 different kinds of angles!
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