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Robotic worm that can snake through blood vessels could revolutionise surgery

MIT engineers have developed a thin, magnetically controlled soft robotics device coated in a slippery skin to pass through tight pathways. A tiny worm-like robot capable of gliding through narrow, winding pathways, such as those found in the brain, has been developed by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The robotic thread can be …

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Snake oil or genius? Crown Sterling tells its side of Black Hat controversy

Enlarge / Crown Sterling’s presentation at Black Hat triggered cryptography experts. Crown Sterling Robert Grant is a reluctant cryptographer. “The last thing I would’ve wanted to do is start another company,” Grant, the CEO and founder of Crown Sterling, told Ars. “It’s like my wife asking me if we can have another child… I have …

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Alleged ‘Snake Oil’ Crypto Firm Sues Over Boos at Black Hat

One of the strangest moments at the Black Hat USA security conference in Las Vegas this month has now become the subject of a federal lawsuit against the conference. ARS TECHNICA This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED’s …

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Alleged “snake oil” crypto company sues over boos at Black Hat [Updated]

Enlarge / Things got weird during a sponsored talk at this year’s Black Hat USA conference. Now it’s spawning a lawsuit. Getty Images One of the strangest moments at the Black Hat USA security conference in Las Vegas this month has now become the subject of a federal lawsuit against the conference. In a filing …

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GoDaddy Takes Down 15,000 Spammy ‘Snake Oil’ Subdomains

You’ve seen the ads in your email or online: Celebrities supposedly hawking miracle weight loss cures or galaxy brain supplements. They’re at this point endemic to the web, as deeply ingrained as hashtags and puppies. But even though plenty of people fall for them, no one ever really does anything about it. Of all the …

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Google’s latest Easter Egg is a video game that shows up with searches for ‘snake’ & ‘play snake’

To celebrate its 19th birthday, Google put together a doodle that launches a spinner prompting 18 of its past Easter egg games and quizzes and one new game called “Snake.” Searches for “snake,” “play snake,” “snake game” and “snake video game” all result in a “Play Snake” card showing at the top of search results. …

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