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MIT'S Humanoid Robot Goes to Robot Boot Camp
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MIT'S Humanoid Robot Goes to Robot Boot Camp

As Russ Tedrake flings up the garage door to the dusty MIT lab, light whooshes in, revealing a 360-pound humanoid robot hanging from a rope.

An NPR Reporter Raced a Machine to Write a News Story. Who Won?
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An NPR Reporter Raced a Machine to Write a News Story. Who Won?

Even the most creative jobs have parts that are pretty routine—tasks that, at least in theory, can be done by a machine. Take, for example, being a reporter.

Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself
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Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself

In Silicon Valley, most pioneers pursue big ideas and giant personal fortunes with equal zeal. Then there’s Mozilla, an innovation dynamo that refuses to get rich...

Precision Nanobatteries by the Billions
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Precision Nanobatteries by the Billions

Tiny batteries made in nanopores manage ions and electrons for high power and extended life.

How Stargazing Became a Numbers Game
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How Stargazing Became a Numbers Game

People have long thought of astronomy as the science of looking to the stars, but discoveries in the cosmos increasingly come from a different kind of observational...

Humans Out-Play an AI at Texas Hold 'Em—For Now
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Humans Out-Play an AI at Texas Hold 'Em—For Now

In 1997 chess master Gary Kasparov went to battle against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in a landmark match. After six games Deep Blue prevailed, marking the...

When One False Tweet Led to Computer-Based Hack Crash
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When One False Tweet Led to Computer-Based Hack Crash

More attention must be paid to social media's connection with financial decision making, researchers say.

Study May Boost Data-Center Efficiency
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Study May Boost Data-Center Efficiency

Doctoral candidate Husam Alissa is laying the foundations for a systematic analysis of Binghamton University's Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems data...

Hacking the Brain
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Hacking the Brain

The perfectibility of the human mind is a theme that has captured our imagination for centuries—the notion that, with the right tools, the right approach, the right...

U.S. Science Academies Take On Human-Genome Editing
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U.S. Science Academies Take On Human-Genome Editing

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will launch a major initiative to develop guidelines for editing human genomes...

Virtual Shooter Completes DHS Field Tests
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Virtual Shooter Completes DHS Field Tests

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has developed a robotic device that tests multiple types of handguns and ammunition...

To Handle Big Data, Shrink It
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To Handle Big Data, Shrink It

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that finds the smallest possible approximation of an original matrix or data table while guaranteeing reliable computations...

Technology Doesn't Explain the Philly Train Crash
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Technology Doesn't Explain the Philly Train Crash

Cars can now drive by themselves. Automatic pilot systems can fly a jet airliner much of the time. Why is it so hard to make trains that can stop on their own?

Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming for Your Jobs
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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming for Your Jobs

From the self-checkout aisle of the grocery store to the sports section of the newspaper, robots and computer software are increasingly taking the place of humans...

Computing at the Speed of Light
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Computing at the Speed of Light

University of Utah engineers havedeveloped an ultracompact beamsplitter that brings researchers closer to producing silicon photonic chips that compute and shuttle...

Inside Google's Secret War Against Ad Fraud
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Inside Google's Secret War Against Ad Fraud

In a conference room nine floors above London's St. Giles High Street, a Russian engineer named Sasha booted up a computer and began giving me instructions.

How Maker Faires Are Inspiring Young 'Makers' All Over the World
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How Maker Faires Are Inspiring Young 'Makers' All Over the World

One of the truly bright lights in tech education is the Maker Faire.

Behind the Indie Video Game Sensation that Caught NASA's Attention
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Behind the Indie Video Game Sensation that Caught NASA's Attention

"Here let's zoom in so you can see your Kerbal floating above Kerbin," my boyfriend suggests before hitting the "M" key on his keyboard.

What a Dinosaur's Mating Scream Sounds Like
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What a Dinosaur's Mating Scream Sounds Like

Two years ago, Sean Murray, a video-game developer from the town of Guildford, outside London, announced an ambitious game that he had been working on in secrecy...
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