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Microsoft pulled back the curtain Wednesday on the upcoming Windows 10 operating system focused on bringing harmony to the diverse array of Internet gadgets in people's lives. As it previewed the new operating system, Microsoft also unexpectedly added to the roster of modern gadgets with the unveiling of headgear that overlays holograms on the real world and lets wearers use their hands to interact with virtual objects.

Japanese scientists say they are on their way to being able to create custom-made skin, bone and joints using a 3D printer. Several groups of researchers around the world have developed small masses of tissue for implants, but now they are looking to take the next step and make them functional.
Diseases linked to lifestyle choices, including diabetes and some cancers, kill 16 million people prematurely each year, the World Health Organisation said Monday, urging action to stop the "slow-moving public health disaster". Unhealthy habits like smoking, alcohol abuse and consuming too much fat, salt and sugar have sparked an epidemic of diseases which together constitute the leading cause of death globally, WHO said.
Wearable tech can sometimes cut right to the chase: that's the case with "Belty," a smart belt unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show which aims to help people lose weight. With its embedded sensors, the belt will vibrate when it determines you have eaten too much, and also send a signal when you are sedentary for too long. The belt also loosens when its wearer sits and tightens on standing, simply sensing body movements.
A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world next month, the project's founders said, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel. Solar Impulse 2 is set to take off from Abu Dhabi with stopovers in India, Myanmar and China before crossing the Pacific Ocean and flying across the United States and southern Europe to arrive back in Abu Dhabi.
ImageJulianne Moore scored her fifth Oscar nomination Thursday - and some say her role as a professor with early onset Alzheimer's disease in "Still Alice" could finally bring her a golden statuette. In her latest movie, the radiant 54-year-old redhead plays a woman who has everything - love, children and a career, but faces losing it all as she descends into the fog of dementia.
The number of women working behind the camera in Hollywood's top-grossing films has changed little over the past decade despite a slight uptick last year, an annual study released on Tuesday has found. The "Celluloid Ceiling" study from San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film said 7 percent of the top 250 films at the US box office in 2014 were directed by a woman, a 1 percentage point increase from 2013.

 



 
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