Sex robots may cause psychological damage

by Pallab Ghosh, BBC News – Science & Environment – 

US researchers have warned that the availability of sex robots with artificial intelligence (AI) poses a growing psychological and moral threat to individuals and society.

They say the technology is escaping oversight because agencies are too embarrassed to investigate it.

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Hackers exploit critical vulnerability found in 100,000 WordPress sites

by Dan Goodin, ARS Technica – 

Flaw in ThemeGrill plugin lets attackers wipe sites clean and possibly take them over.

Hackers are actively exploiting a critical WordPress plugin vulnerability that allows them to completely wipe all website databases and, in some cases, seize complete control of affected sites.

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Clever Device Generates Electricity from Thin Air

by Victor Tangermann, Futurism

A team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have come up with a clever device they dubbed the “air-gen,” which can generate electricity from moisture found in air. According to the team, their discovery could revolutionize green energy by offering some key advantages over other renewable source including sun or wind energy.

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NASA Snaps Photo of Epic Dust Devil on the Surface of Mars

by Kristin Houser, Futurism

While dust devils aren’t exactly uncommon on Mars — the Red Planet is, after all, a very dusty and windy place — the whirlwinds often fade almost as quickly as they appear. That makes capturing an image of one in action a rare treat.

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