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Climate Scientists Join Search for Alien Earths
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Climate Scientists Join Search for Alien Earths

The hunt for life beyond the Solar System is gaining new partners: NASA climatologists.

Universities Collaborate on Unmanned Aerial Systems Studies
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Universities Collaborate on Unmanned Aerial Systems Studies

Wichita State University and Kansas State University are working together with the Federal Aviation Administration to minimize the risk associated with operating...

Iran Cyber Attacks on the Rise
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Iran Cyber Attacks on the Rise

A team of researchers reports that Iran is emerging as a significant cyberthreat to the United States and its allies, and says Iranian-backed digital attacks targeting...

The Robotics Inventors Who Are Trying to Take the 'Hard' Out of Hardware
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The Robotics Inventors Who Are Trying to Take the 'Hard' Out of Hardware

In a converted pipe organ factory in the city’s Mission District, Saul Griffith works on products that are smarter, cheaper and, above all, squiggly.

Thumbnail Track Pad
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Thumbnail Track Pad

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad.

Fateful Phone Call Spawned Moore's Law
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Fateful Phone Call Spawned Moore's Law

In their new book, Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary, authors Arnold Thackray, David C. Brock and Rachel Jones chronicle...

Inside the Multibillion-Dollar Quest to Make Faster, Cheaper Gadgets
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Inside the Multibillion-Dollar Quest to Make Faster, Cheaper Gadgets

Mark Bohr peers through the yellow-tinted windows outside D1D, one of Intel's secretive computer chip factories housed at its 300-acre campus here, about a 30-minute...

Fighting the Next Generation of Cyberattacks
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Fighting the Next Generation of Cyberattacks

The U.S. Department of Defense has provided a $3 million grant to a team of computer scientists to develop a software analyzer that can thwart so-called algorithmic...

Happy Birthday to Moore's Law
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Happy Birthday to Moore's Law

Few revolutions can be said to have lasted for half a century, or to have wrought disruptive change at a predictable pace.

The Printed Organs Coming to a Body Near You
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The Printed Organs Coming to a Body Near You

The advent of three-dimensional (3D) printing has generated a swell of interest in artificial organs meant to replace, or even enhance, human machinery.

INCITE Seeking Proposals for U.S. Leadership Computing Facilities
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INCITE Seeking Proposals for U.S. Leadership Computing Facilities

The INCITE program is accepting proposals for high-performance computing projects that require its Leadership Computing Facility centers and cannot be performed...

UV Light Robot to Clean Hospital Rooms Could Help Stop Spread of 'Superbugs'
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UV Light Robot to Clean Hospital Rooms Could Help Stop Spread of 'Superbugs'

Researchers are studying the effectiveness of a germ-zapping robot to clean hospital rooms, which could prevent the spread of "superbugs" — saving countless dollars...

EU Officially Strikes at Google on Shopping Service, Android
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EU Officially Strikes at Google on Shopping Service, Android

The European Union officially accused Google of violating antitrust laws, claiming it abused its dominance in search to favor its shopping results.

A Video Camera That Powers Itself!
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A Video Camera That Powers Itself!

A Columbia Engineering research team invented a video camera that runs without a battery.

How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union
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How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union

In 1950, with the Cold War in full swing, Soviet journalists were looking desperately for something to help them fill their anti-American propaganda quota.

On the Road to Spin-Orbitronics
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On the Road to Spin-Orbitronics

Berkeley Lab researchers have found a new way of manipulating magnetic domain walls and the results could one day revolutionize the electronics industry.

10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law
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10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law

Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors per integrated circuit will double approximately every 18–24 months, has become the defining metaphor of...

DHS Expands Mobile App Archiving Technology
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DHS Expands Mobile App Archiving Technology

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is expanding its mobile application archiving technology across all major mobile apps...

IBM Tests Mobile Computing Pioneer's Controversial Brain Algorithms
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IBM Tests Mobile Computing Pioneer's Controversial Brain Algorithms

For more than a decade Jeff Hawkins, founder of mobile computing company Palm, has dedicated his time and fortune to a theory meant to explain the workings of the...
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