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    Drones, flying robots, whatever you call them, drones are here and about to get a whole lot smarter. During a TED Talk in Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. These make some very interesting assumptions that dramatically differ from the consumer...
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    Watching TED Talks can be one of the most inspiring and entertaining ways to spend your down time. Now with more than 1600 talks, TED are releasing the 20 most watched presentations of all time. The short, succinct talks are packed full of amazing facts by people who lead...
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    During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data points to its garage for real-time analysis and feedback. So why not use this detailed and rigorous data system elsewhere, like … at children’s hospitals? Peter Van Manen tells us more. In a Formula 1 car,...
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    Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data — and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions. Data geek Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change...
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