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Killer robots are coming: Scientists warn UN needs treaty to maintain human control over all weapons

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Scientists who specialize in Artificial Intelligence are warning that technology has advanced to the point where we will soon see lethal weapons that can decide to kill completely free of human control. Killer robots raise the prospect of a new kind of war; one in which it's possible to selectively target and slaughter entire populations at little cost. Some scientists are so alarmed by the far-reaching possibilities that they have banded together to create the Stop Killer Robots campaign, which hopes to create a new protocol in the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons at the UN...
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Bacteria Gang Together in Killer Biofilms, but Scientists Can Disrupt Gang Communications

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Biofilms-3-D mats of bacteria-kill as many people as cancer does and fight off antibiotics. Now scientists are turning biofilms' own weapons against them
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