Lady Gaga is now banned in China – CNET

The American pop star is the latest victim of the Great Firewall of China, angering the country’s officials by meeting with the Dalai Lama.

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Anki’s Cozmo robot is a mashup of adorable and AI (Tomorrow Daily 384) – CNET

We can’t wait to get our hands on this cute little robot; he’s got some neat features we’re dying to try out.

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Light guides the gold nanoparticles growing position

Gold nanoparticles can be used as catalysts in various reactions due to their fantastic physical, chemical, and biological properties. To solve the aggregation and recycling of the gold nanoparticles, many strategies have been previously employed to load AuNPs on some carriers by chemical reduction, which results in some AuNPs being wasted in solution.

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Drones keep getting into firefighters’ way – CNET

Small, personal drones are interfering with air crews fighting wildfires across the American Southwest, Time magazine reports.

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All about the benjamins: Study ranks Toyota ahead of Tesla on self-driving – Roadshow

A study by Lux Research on self-driving initiatives among automakers suggests monetization trumps technology.

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Tour de France will use high-tech scanning system to find hidden motors – CNET

The bike race’s governing body says it will use a tablet, case, adapter and custom software to test a the frame, wheels and components in under a minute.

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Tour de France will use high-tech scanning system to find hidden motors – CNET

The bike race’s governing body says it will use a tablet, case, adapter and custom software to test a the frame, wheels and components in under a minute.

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Scientists develop nanomachines to diagnose illness

Tiny machines that build themselves and detect disease? Step inside the nanoscale world of one researcher’s lab.

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Building a smart cardiac patch

Researchers have created nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be seeded with cardiac cells to produce a ‘bionic’ cardiac patch. Once implanted, the bionic patch could act similarly to a pacemaker — delivering electrical shocks to correct arrhythmia, but the possibilities don’t end there, say researchers.

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Six New Medical Technologies Worth Watching

From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big impact on medicine in coming years. Engineered blood vessels Humacyte Inc., a Morrisville, N.C., startup, is notching big advances in growing human tissue in labs that can be implanted safely in the body.

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