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Opening minds

IN today's hyper-wired world, it has become imperative to recognise the fundamental ­qualities that connect us as human beings.

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Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot Tuesday that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's high-tech researchers.

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From balloons to shrimp-filled shallows, the future is wireless

The Internet may feel like it's everywhere, but large pockets of sky, swathes of land and most of the oceans are still beyond a signal's reach.

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Bangladeshi moms benefit from improved health communication

Things are changing in Bangladesh, as Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) makes vital healthcare information available to more and more mothers.

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Drones take flight into a world of possibilities

Like a well-trained dog, the HEXO+ follows you faithfully wherever you go. But it doesn't walk besides you — it's airborne.

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Online volunteers map uncharted Ebola zones to help save lives

Donating to disasters used to mean writing a check to Oxfam or the Red Cross. These days in the Internet age, for the Ebola crisis, citizens from all over the world are donating their time by going online to build maps for relief workers.

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Samsung joins fight against Ebola

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd says it will donate 3,000 Galaxy S3 Neo smartphones to support the ongoing fight against Ebola.

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Blogs, videos and verse: an Iraqi poet's quest to heal her homeland

Iraqi-born poet Amal al-Jubouri may not have the Hollywood recognition of Angelina Jolie, but both women are artists who have decided to use their talents and profile to help the victims of war.

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IBM offers analytics platform for Ebola fight

IBM announced Monday it would offer its analytics platform and other technology for use in African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

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Skype meets theatre in Syria twist on Romeo and Juliet

Mixing traditional theatre with modern technology, a new Syrian version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is offering a unique twist on the classic love story.