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Ending 100ml liquid limits at airports

Heathrow and Gatwick test Cobalt laser technology that can obtain ‘fingerprint’ of materials including solids and powders. This technology could soon end the headache of travelers being limited to 100ml containers of deodorants, drinks and shampoo in carry-on luggage. Security staff at Heathrow and 64 other airports around Europe can analyze fluids in glass or plastic containers of up to three liters without opening them.

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The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade

UK developer working on replacing heavy aircraft windows with uber-light smart screen panels to cut fuel consumption and slash air fares. It is a glimpse into the future that will inspire wonder in some people but perhaps strike terror into the heart of the nervous flyer: a windowless plane that nonetheless allows passengers to see what’s going on outside, as well as checking their email and surfing the net.

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Computing everywhere

According to Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 list, the trend is not just about applications but rather wearable systems, intelligent screens on walls and the like. Microsoft, Google and Apple will fight over multiple aspects of this technology. You will see more and more sensors that will generate even more data and IT will have to know how to exploit this—think new ways to track users and their interactions with your company—in an effective, positive way.

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A simple laser could help grow your teeth back

No more fillings! Scientists have figured out how to regenerate dentin, the material inside our teeth. All it takes is a quick blast with a low-powered laser, which induces reactive oxygen species, which are chemically active molecules that then activate a growth factor to stimulate dentin growth. The new study is published in Science Translational Medicine and led by a team of Harvard University scientists, shows that a low-power laser can trigger stem cells in your tooth to form dentin. Sure, having a laser pointed into your mouth isn’t that appealing, but it beats a root canal any day.

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Working from Mars with an Internet brain implant

Cisco Study Shows How Technology Will Shape the "Future of Work". Workforce demands by Generation X and Millennial workers to increase flexible work styles have been met with employers shifting their own policies to accommodate these changing attitudes, according to the 2014 Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR). Among other findings, the report revealed that by the year 2020, the majority of Generation X and Y professionals believe that smartphones and wearable devices will be the workforce's most important "connected" device -- while the laptop remains the workplace device of choice.

The report examines the relationship between human behavior, the Internet and networking's pervasiveness. Examining this relationship unearths data about how companies will remain competitive amid the influence of technology lifestyle trends. The global report, based on surveys of professionals between the ages of 18 and 50 in 15 countries, provides insight into present-day challenges that companies face as they strive to balance current and future employee and business needs amid increasing mobility capabilities, security risks and technologies that can more ubiquitously deliver information.

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