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Real-time translation seeks to break down all language barriers in the world. Several tech companies believe they are on the verge of making this a reality through new devices such as Google's Pixel Bud headphones, which can translate up to 40 languages in one to two seconds.

While the technology is still a work in progress, Google and others hope it might not be long before such technologies can help connect the world even further.

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Goodbye, Passwords: Hello Brain-ID
Goodbye, Passwords: Hello Brain-ID
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Goodbye, Passwords: Hello Brain-ID
Can mind-readers replace passwords and biometric security?
By Wenyao Xu, Feng Lin and Zhanpeng Jin

Can mind-readers replace passwords and biometric security?

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What Happens If Scientists Lose Faith in Their Own Research?
What Happens If Scientists Lose Faith in Their Own Research?
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What Happens If Scientists Lose Faith in Their Own Research?
Half of scientists have failed to replicate their own work — but they rarely come forward. A new project wants…
By Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Half of scientists have failed to replicate their own work — but they rarely come forward. A new project wants to change that.

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Paralyzed Mice Walk Again After Breakthrough Treatment
Paralyzed Mice Walk Again After Breakthrough Treatment
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Paralyzed Mice Walk Again After Breakthrough Treatment
One small step for a mouse, perhaps one giant leap for treating spinal injuries.
By Dan Bier

One small step for a mouse, perhaps one giant leap for treating spinal injuries.

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Using Neuroscience to Talk to People in a Vegetative State
Using Neuroscience to Talk to People in a Vegetative State
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Using Neuroscience to Talk to People in a Vegetative State
A scientist figures out how to talk to the brain when the body won't respond.
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Study Shows Schizophrenia Begins in the Womb, Unraveling a Genetic Mystery
Study Shows Schizophrenia Begins in the Womb, Unraveling a Genetic Mystery
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Study Shows Schizophrenia Begins in the Womb, Unraveling a Genetic Mystery
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Half of genes linked to schizophrenia are primarily involved in the placenta, not the brain.

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Robots Are Mass Producing Mini-Organs
Robots Are Mass Producing Mini-Organs
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Robots Are Mass Producing Mini-Organs
Robots can make hundreds of tiny copies of your organs, allowing doctors to test many different treatments at the same…
By Dan Bier

Robots can make hundreds of tiny copies of your organs, allowing doctors to test many different treatments at the same time.

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Disrupting Money
Disrupting Money
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Disrupting Money
Can a bitcoin entrepreneur on house arrest convince the world it’s the currency of the future?
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Charlie Shrem went from multi-millionaire to having almost nothing. Shrem was a Bitcoin pioneer. And it paid off big time. Until he was sent to jail for allowing a customer to resell bitcoin on Silk Road. Now, he’s out and wants to convince the world that Bitcoin is the future of finance.

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How to Rebuild a Broken Brain
How to Rebuild a Broken Brain
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How to Rebuild a Broken Brain
The unbelievable story of the day Jordan Riley was declared brain dead and his journey of re-learning how to be…
By Mike Riggs

The unbelievable story of the day Jordan Riley was declared brain dead and his journey of re-learning how to be human.