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How humans made ropes 40,000 years ago

 Researchers in Germany have discovered tools that were used for rope making about 40,000 years ago, the time when modern humans arrived in Europe.

Teaching not key to cultural progress, effective tools

Countering established views about how human tools and technologies come to improve from generation to generation, a new study has found that teaching is not essential for people to learn to make effective tools.

Why humans are good with tools but chimps are not

Humans use what's known as a vision for action system. 

'Intelligent' hand-held tools developed

British researchers have designed intelligent hand-held tools that know the task that they are supposed to perform.

Discovery of world's oldest tools prompts questions on 'brainy' human ancestors

Was there someone before human existence who had the same or may be higher intelligence level? A research conducted by scientists in the deserts of north western Kenya tries to answer this question after they found tools that dated back at least 700,000 years.

Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on smartphones running on the company's Android software.

Tools enable the blind to 'see' via other senses

Using first-of-the-kind devices, Israeli scientists have mapped brains of the blind to solve how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st century.

Three-million-year-old ancestor had human-like hands: Study

The hand structure of early human ancestors who lived 3.2 million years ago suggests they had the ability to grasp and use tools, even if they hadn`t invented them yet, anthropologists said Thursday.

Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools: Study

Researchers from University of Montreal have discovered a multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era, suggesting that the Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools like humans.

Facebook launches new publishing tools

Facebook launches new publishing tools

In a bid to give more teeth to advertisers and those who want to promote posts on Facebook, the social networking site has launched new tools that allow a greater ability to target posts and promote content.

Some fish smart enough to use tools

Tusk fish smashes open shells on an anvil to access the meat inside.

Microsoft adds new tools, features to Hotmail

Hotmail is getting a facelift. Microsoft`s free email service added a slew of new tools and features on Tuesday in the Hotmail inbox.

Stone Age people

Stone Age "blacksmiths" used fire
to make sharp tools 164,000 years ago -- much earlier than the
scientists thought, a new study has revealed.