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Power Walk: Footsteps Could Charge Mobile Electronics
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Power Walk: Footsteps Could Charge Mobile Electronics

An  energy harvesting and storage technology developed at University of Wisconsin–Madison could reduce mobile devices' reliance on batteries by capturing energy...

Could Vietnam Become the Next Silicon Valley?
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Could Vietnam Become the Next Silicon Valley?

Eddie Thai and Binh Tran are the kind of American entrepreneurs you'd expect to meet in Silicon Valley.

US Military: Robot Wars
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US Military: Robot Wars

When historians come to write about technological innovation in the first half of this century, they are likely to pay special attention to a US Navy drone called...

Computer Science Coding Competition Kicks Off
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Computer Science Coding Competition Kicks Off

Dream it. Code it. Win it., an international student coding competition for high-school and college students, will award $80,000 in prizes in its third annual competition...

Cockroach Inspires Robot That Squeezes Through Cracks
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Cockroach Inspires Robot That Squeezes Through Cracks

Inspired by creepy cockroaches, UC Berkeley researchers have developed a robot that can crawl even when squashed to half its size.

After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Closing In on Einstein's Ripples
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After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Closing In on Einstein's Ripples

The rain began to fall as Joe Giaime and I scrambled down a lonely rise, back toward the observatory's main building.

Minimally Invasive 'Stentrode' Shows Potential as Neural Interface for Brain
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Minimally Invasive 'Stentrode' Shows Potential as Neural Interface for Brain

A DARPA-funded research team has created a novel neural-recording device that can be implanted into the brain through blood vessels, eliminating the need for invasive...

Graphene is Strong, But Is It Tough?
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Graphene is Strong, But Is It Tough?

Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a statistical theory for the toughness of polycrystalline graphene and found that it is indeed strong, but that its toughness...

Chiral Magnetic Effect Generates Quantum Current
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Chiral Magnetic Effect Generates Quantum Current

Scientists have discovered a way to generate very low-resistance electric current by separating left- and right-handed particles in a semi-metallic material. The...

GPS and the World's First 'Space War'
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GPS and the World's First 'Space War'

Twenty-five years ago U.S.-led Coalition forces launched the world’s first "space war" when they drove Iraqi troops out of Kuwait.

Cisco Forecasts Mobile Data Deluge
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Cisco Forecasts Mobile Data Deluge

Smartphones and other mobile devices are set to flood the Internet with data in coming years.

From Exile to Eminence: How the Alien Hunters Conquered Astronomy
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From Exile to Eminence: How the Alien Hunters Conquered Astronomy

When Jill Tarter first began to look for aliens, she drew looks askance from her friends and colleagues.

The Embarrassing, Destructive Fight over Biotech's Big Breakthrough
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The Embarrassing, Destructive Fight over Biotech's Big Breakthrough

A defining moment in modern biology occurred on July 24, 1978, when biotechnology pioneer Robert Swanson, who had recently co-founded Genentech, brought two young...

A New-Generation Exoskeleton Helps the Paralyzed to Walk
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A New-Generation Exoskeleton Helps the Paralyzed to Walk

UC Berkeley's Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory has been working for more than a decade to create robotic exoskeletons that allow those with limited mobility...

Will AI-Powered Hedge Funds Outsmart the Market?
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Will AI-Powered Hedge Funds Outsmart the Market?

Every day computers make many millions of electronic trades by performing delicate calculations aimed at eking out a tiny edge in terms of speed or efficiency.

National Security Agency Plans Major Reorganization
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National Security Agency Plans Major Reorganization

The National Security Agency, the largest electronic spy agency in the world, is undertaking a major reorganization, merging its offensive and defensive organizations...

Computer Science Meets Economics
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Computer Science Meets Economics

Constantinos Daskalakis adapts techniques from theoretical computer science to game theory.

In Silicon Valley, a Time-Honored Sport Looks to the Future
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In Silicon Valley, a Time-Honored Sport Looks to the Future

On any given Sunday during football season, the N.F.L., a league that promotes itself as a standard-bearer of innovation, produces games that are analog at their...

AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next
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AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next

Yesterday, the 46-year-old Google veteran who oversees its search engine, Amit Singhal, announced his retirement. And in short order, Google revealed that Singhal's...
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