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Google is indexing images from PDF files

Google is indexing images from PDF files

It’s no secret that Google wants to index everything that is attached to the internet. The search giant spends huge sums of money in an effort to optimize its indexing capabilities. It appears that Google is now indexing images that come from scanned PDF files.

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Study claims that the universe is slowly dying

Study claims that the universe is slowly dying

The conclusion to an astronomical study has been published that claims the universe is slowly dying. The results of the study claims to have established the decline of the universe with unprecedented precision. An international team of 100 scientists used data from the most powerful telescopes in the world, both on land and in space, for the study.

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Hamburg, Germany to test first smart road in Europe

Hamburg, Germany to test first smart road in Europe

Hamburg, Germany has been chosen as the first location in Europe for testing of smart roads to begin. The Hamburg Port authority and Cisco built the section of road in an effort to make the first smart road a reality. The roadway took four months to build near Hamburg's docks and the road links three streets and the Kattwykbrucke bridge.

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Ecoxgear unveils power banks and speaker for the outdoors

Ecoxgear unveils power banks and speaker for the outdoors

People who are outside a lot often struggle to keep their devices charged and working. A company called Ecoxgear has unveiled some new devices aimed specifically at the outdoors types who want devices that can survive the outdoors and help their gadgets keep working. The new products are the Sol Jam, EcoCarbon, EcoPebble Powerbank, and the EcoCharge external battery.

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MIT researchers create robot controlled by exoskeleton wearing human

MIT researchers create robot controlled by exoskeleton wearing human

If the DARPA robotics challenge has taught us anything, it's that creating a robot that can do basic things a human is capable of is very difficult to do. Robots in the DARPA challenge routinely fall down performing the most basic tasks like walking and are far from where they need to be to help humans in the real world. A group of researchers at MIT have taken a different approach to making a robot that can perform human tasks.

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Intel to bring Xeon processors to laptops

Intel to bring Xeon processors to laptops

Intel has been making processors in the Xeon line for a very long time and typically those processors are for server and high-end workstations in the business world. These machines are often used by engineers and architects who need serious processing power in their desktop machines. Intel says that more and more folks that use these high-end workstations are seeing the need for similar performance in a portable machine.

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ISS astronauts sample veggies grown in space

ISS astronauts sample veggies grown in space

Crewmembers on the ISS have harvested their very first vegetable crop that was grown completely in space. Members of expedition 44 harvested a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce on August 10. The harvest came from the Veggie plant growth laboratory on the ISS. Since water is hard to get and vital to life aboard the ISS, the lettuce will be cleaned using food sanitizing wipes.

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2016 Mercedes G-Class will come to the US packing a twin turbo V8

2016 Mercedes G-Class will come to the US packing a twin turbo V8

The boxy Mercedes G-series has been rolling streets around the world for decades and the cars have always looked pretty much the same. The latest version of the venerable SUV was unveiled for Europe and the first time we heard about it MB wasn’t clear if the car would be coming to the US or not. We now know that the G-class will be coming to the US and the starting price has been announced.

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Yolk-and-shell nanoparticle could boost capacity in lithium-ion batteries

Yolk-and-shell nanoparticle could boost capacity in lithium-ion batteries

The technology world is ever changing and one of the fastest changing parts of the tech world are screen resolutions. It seems every time we look up resolutions are getting higher. One important aspect of the tech world for products of all types that hasn't evolved as fast as consumers would like is battery life. A new nanoparticle called the yolk-and-shell nanoparticle could usher in a new era of lithium-ion batteries.

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