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Technology Gone Wild
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Technology Gone Wild

Birding — the amateur pursuit of watching and monitoring bird populations — is a big deal. The numbers back it up.

Stabilizing Quantum Bits
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Stabilizing Quantum Bits

MIT researchers have developed a new approach to preserving superposition in a class of quantum devices built from synthetic diamonds. The work could be an important...

ORNL Demos 20-kW Wireless Charging for Vehicles
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ORNL Demos 20-kW Wireless Charging for Vehicles

A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system demonstrated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has achieved 90 percent efficiency at three times the rate of the plug-in systems...

Controversial Dark-Matter Claim Faces Ultimate Test
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Controversial Dark-Matter Claim Faces Ultimate Test

It is the elephant in the room for dark-matter research: a claimed detection that is hard to believe, impossible to confirm and surprisingly difficult to explain...

Hacker-for-Hire Market is Booming, Says New Report
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Hacker-for-Hire Market is Booming, Says New Report

It's becoming cheaper than ever to buy hacking tools online.

Tiny Tubes Move Into the Fast Lane
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Tiny Tubes Move Into the Fast Lane

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as eight-tenths of a nanometer in diameter can transport protons faster...

Cooling Chips With the Flip of a Switch
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Cooling Chips With the Flip of a Switch

Researchers at Penn State have created a dielectric material that can hold absorbed heat even after the external electric field has been switched off.

Say What You See, Facebook
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Say What You See, Facebook

When Matt King signed up for Facebook, in 2009, he had been completely blind for nearly twenty years.

Microsoft Strikes Partnership With Banks on Blockchain Tech
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Microsoft Strikes Partnership With Banks on Blockchain Tech

Microsoft Inc. has pulled ahead of Alphabet Inc.'s Google, International Business Machines Corp., and Amazon.com Inc. in the race for supremacy in operating other...

Scientists Push Valleytronics One Step Closer to Reality
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Scientists Push Valleytronics One Step Closer to Reality

Scientists with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have taken a step toward the practical application of "valleytronics," which could lead to faster and more...

The Twittersphere Does Listen to the Voice of Reason – Sometimes
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The Twittersphere Does Listen to the Voice of Reason – Sometimes

In the maelstrom of information, opinion, and conjecture that is Twitter, the voice of truth and reason does occasionally prevail, according to University of Washington...

Flagship Brain Project Releases Neuro-Computing Tools
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Flagship Brain Project Releases Neuro-Computing Tools

Europe's major brain-research project has unveiled a set of prototype computing tools and called on the global neuroscience community to start using them.

The Future of Wildlife Conservation Is … an Electronic Vulture Egg
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The Future of Wildlife Conservation Is … an Electronic Vulture Egg

The vultures of Britain's International Centre for Birds of Prey don't know it, but they're dupes.

Outshone by Smaller Screens, PCs Aim to Be Seen as Cool Again
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Outshone by Smaller Screens, PCs Aim to Be Seen as Cool Again

Dion Weisler, the chief executive of HP Inc., recently held out a bulky laptop that was the pride of 2012. "This is the laptop we had when I came here," he said...

Heat Transferred Using Light at the Nanoscale
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Heat Transferred Using Light at the Nanoscale

A research team has demonstrated a strong, non-contact heat transfer channel using light with performances that could lead to high efficiency electricity generation...

Data-Mining Algorithm Reveals the Stormy Evolution of Mathematics over 700 Years
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Data-Mining Algorithm Reveals the Stormy Evolution of Mathematics over 700 Years

The history of mathematics is in some ways a study of the human mind and how it has understood the world.

Research Enhances Cybersecurity via Rapid IP Address Change
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Research Enhances Cybersecurity via Rapid IP Address Change

Research exploiting the abundance of addresses available in the new IPv6 to enhance cybersecurity by changing a networked device's IP address repeatedly at a very...

Apple Still Strong at 40, But Are Best Years Behind It?
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Apple Still Strong at 40, But Are Best Years Behind It?

Apple turned 40 on Friday, and it's a very different company from the audacious startup that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched in a Silicon Valley garage in...

U.S. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival
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U.S. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival

Warwick Mills shows the kind of innovative know-how common among American textile companies that have survived the fierce global competition of recent years.

New Institute Will Accelerate Innovations in Fibers and Fabrics
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New Institute Will Accelerate Innovations in Fibers and Fabrics

An independent non-profit founded by MIT has won a competition for U.S. federal funding to create an institute to accelerate the development of a high-tech, U.S...
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