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A device that helps blind people see

These high-tech eSight 3 glasses are helping legally blind people see. The visor-like headset uses high-speed, high-definition cameras to capture what the user is looking at.The device uses algorithms to…

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Harvard student loses Facebook gig for app that shows flaws

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University student says he lost his internship at Facebook after he launched a browser application from his dorm room that exploited privacy flaws on the…

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Stunning photo catches space station in transit over the full moon

This article, Stunning photo catches space station in transit over the full moon, originally appeared on CNET.com. View gallery

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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy & after runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the…

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Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent…

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How'd He Do That? Physicist Demos Quantum Levitation

A tiny cube floating & flipping in midair sounds like something straight out of "Harry Potter," yet Harvard physicist Subir Sachdev doesn't need magic to levitate objects. Sachdev performed a…

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New York scientists unveil 'invisibility cloak' to rival Harry Potter's

By Caurie Putnam ROCHESTER N.Y. (Reuters) – Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak. Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a…

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Harry Potter wizard invoked again as Japan hits back at China

Tokyo (AFP) – The diplomatic bickering between Japan & China descended into name-calling in the British press Monday, with ambassadorial claim & counter-claim invoking the fictional evil wizard of the…

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Dear 12-Year-Olds: Skip Facebook

It’s come to our attention at Tom’s Guide that a number of people in the Internet-connected world are currently 12 years old, meaning that sometime between tomorrow & 12 months…

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