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Organic Synthesis: The Robo-Chemist
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Organic Synthesis: The Robo-Chemist

In faded photographs from the 1960s, organic-chemistry laboratories look like an alchemist's paradise.

Professor Creates 3D-Printed Saxophone
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Professor Creates 3D-Printed Saxophone

A professor at Lund University in Sweden has created the world's first 3D-printed saxophone.

Powering Up a Phone, No Cords Needed
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Powering Up a Phone, No Cords Needed

It may not seem hard to plug a cord into the wall to charge your mobile phone or tablet. Nonetheless, a number of companies are trying to figure out how to save...

Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley
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Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley

Sam Altman sits behind his desk with his knees pulled up to his chest, eating dried apricots.

Jam Session: ONR Tech Helps Sailors on the Digital Frontier
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Jam Session: ONR Tech Helps Sailors on the Digital Frontier

U.S. Navy sailors demonstrated a new system during international maritime exercises last month that could transform the future of electronic warfare and defense...

Researchers Declare Wireless Devices a Safety Risk for Children

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Researchers Declare Wireless Devices a Safety Risk for Children


New research states that children and fetuses are the most at risk from neurological and biological damage that results from microwave radiation emitted by wireless...

Hacker Says to Show Passenger Jets at Risk of Cyber Attack
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Hacker Says to Show Passenger Jets at Risk of Cyber Attack

Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight...

Experimental Software Allows 3D Object Manipulation in 2D Photos
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Experimental Software Allows 3D Object Manipulation in 2D Photos

The scene in Blade Runner is famous: taking a grainy photo, Rick Deckard zooms, enhances and moves around corners just as you would a 3D space.

Diamond Defect Clears Path to Better Quantum Computers
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Diamond Defect Clears Path to Better Quantum Computers

Planting imperfections called "NV centers" at specific spots within a diamond lattice could advance quantum computing and atomic-scale measurement.

Spaceflight 101
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Spaceflight 101

Clayton Anderson, a retired NASA astronaut, worked with Iowa State aerospace engineers to develop a prototype workshop in spaceflight operations. The goal is to...

Fiendish Million-Dollar Proof Eludes Mathematicians
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Fiendish Million-Dollar Proof Eludes Mathematicians

Is a solution to one of the most important, beautiful and potentially lucrative problems in mathematics right around the corner?

Rosetta Spacecraft Set for Unprecedented Close Study of a Comet
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Rosetta Spacecraft Set for Unprecedented Close Study of a Comet

After 10 years and four billion miles, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will arrive at its destination on Wednesday for the first extended, close...

Can Google Build a Typeface to Support Every Written Language?
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Can Google Build a Typeface to Support Every Written Language?

Google has taken on its fair share of ambitious projects—digitizing millions and millions of books, mapping the whole world, pioneering self-driving cars.

Space Agencies Battle to Keep Mars Mission on Track
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Space Agencies Battle to Keep Mars Mission on Track

Delays and funding problems are threatening to push back the planned launch of ExoMars, a European and Russian rover designed to search for life on the red planet...

No-Power Wi-Fi Connectivity Could Fuel Internet of Things Reality
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No-Power Wi-Fi Connectivity Could Fuel Internet of Things Reality

University of Washington engineers have designed a new communication system that uses radio frequency signals as a power source and reuses existing Wi-Fi infrastructure...

Computer Writes Its Own Fables
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Computer Writes Its Own Fables

Researchers have created a computer program with the artificial intelligence to write its own fables.

The Data Centers of Tomorrow Will Use the Same Tech Our Phones Do
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The Data Centers of Tomorrow Will Use the Same Tech Our Phones Do

The mobile revolution has spread beyond the mini supercomputers in our hands all the way to the data center.

Extracting Audio from Visual Information
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Extracting Audio from Visual Information

An algorithm can recover speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag or other objects filmed through soundproof glass.

Where Tech Is Taking Us: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell
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Where Tech Is Taking Us: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell

Genevieve Bell grew up among Aboriginal people in Australia, taught anthropology at Stanford and for the past 16 years has worked for Intel.

Lack of Coding Skills May Lead to Skills Shortage in Europe
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Lack of Coding Skills May Lead to Skills Shortage in Europe

A lack of basic coding skills could result in Europe facing a shortage of up to 900,000 information and computer technology professionals by 2020, according to...
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