Researchers use tough sea slug muscles to build a biohybrid robot

We’re a long way from building the half-human, half-machine cyborgs of science fiction, but we are taking small (very slow) steps in that direction. Case in point is this biohybrid robot from Case Western Reserve University. It uses muscles taken from the mouth of a sea slug connected to 3D-printed components …

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Netflix subscriber numbers whiff, stock collapses

Netflix (NFLX) reported disappointing Q2 numbers after the closing bell and shares plunged 15%. The company added just 160,000 domestic subscribers in the second quarter, which fell far short of the already reduced guidance of 500,000 additions. For the third quarter, the company said it now expects 300,000 domestic subscriber additions, …

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Melania Trump’s convention speech sounded a lot like Michelle Obama's

Melania Trump has been accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama. The wife of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was speaking in praise of her husband Donald at the Republican National Convention last night. Commentators have pointed out that sections of her speech seemed to have been copied wholesale from an address …

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Sony's upcoming flagship smartphone purportedly leaks

GSM Arena got its hands on what looks to be Sony’s next flagship phone, the F8331 (the name will likely be changed before it’s released), and the design language looks noticeably different from the Xperia X and Z lines that we’ve become accustomed to over the past few years. The F8331 …

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This tool will instantly colorize your black-and-white photos

Have you ever thumbed through vintage postcards at a flee market and come across black-and-white photographs of a town or monument livened with a layer of water color or colored pencil? A new service on Algorithmia uses a deep learning algorithm to accomplish a similar result. To give it a …

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