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The Next Great Race Between the U.S. and China Will Be Over Computer Chips
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The Next Great Race Between the U.S. and China Will Be Over Computer Chips

In 2014, China announced a plan to drop $150 billion on the chipmaking industry over the next decade, pulling it even with the level of investment by Intel, the...

Use of Police Robot to Kill Dallas Shooting Suspect Believed to Be First in US History
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Use of Police Robot to Kill Dallas Shooting Suspect Believed to Be First in US History

For what experts are calling the first time in history, US police have used a robot in a show of lethal force.

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature
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Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature

Even before Tesla revealed that a fatal accident had occurred while one of its cars was in semiautonomous driving mode, a debate was well underway between researchers...

 Why Companies Can't Spam You with Robo-Calls, but the Government Can
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Why Companies Can't Spam You with Robo-Calls, but the Government Can

Be ready: Your phone might soon start ringing with a few more unsolicited robo-calls.

Hacking a Desktop Printer to Make Batteries and Circuits
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Hacking a Desktop Printer to Make Batteries and Circuits

Under a bench at Sang-Young Lee’s lab is an ordinary, somewhat beat-up ink-jet printer he has modified so that it spits out electronic circuits and a type of energy...

Your Smartwatch Is Giving Away Your ATM PIN
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Your Smartwatch Is Giving Away Your ATM PIN

Researchers used a computer algorithm and data from smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearable technologies to crack private PIN codes and passwords of...

How Today's Farmers Got a Head-Start on Tomorrow's Tech
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How Today's Farmers Got a Head-Start on Tomorrow's Tech

Cory Anstey always wanted to be a farmer. It was the joy of riding in the tractor, "the smell of the dirt in the spring" that drew him to the fields.

Why Tech Support Is (Purposely) Unbearable
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Why Tech Support Is (Purposely) Unbearable

You may consider yourself even-keeled, the kind of person who is unflappable when those around you are losing their cool. But all that goes out the window when...

Google's DeepMind AI to Use 1 Million NHS Eye Scans to Spot Diseases Earlier
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Google's DeepMind AI to Use 1 Million NHS Eye Scans to Spot Diseases Earlier

Google's DeepMind division has announced a partnership with the NHS's Moorfields Eye Hospital to apply machine learning to spot common eye diseases earlier.

2-D Nanomaterials Unlock Graphene Electronics Applications
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2-D Nanomaterials Unlock Graphene Electronics Applications

Researchers used three different two-dimensional (2-D) materials to construct a voltage-controlled oscillator device that operates at room temperature. The technology...

Darpa Goes Full Tron With Its Grand Battle of the Hack Bots
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Darpa Goes Full Tron With Its Grand Battle of the Hack Bots

On a giant flat-screen TV in an old Emeryville, California warehouse, a floating orb fires red, blue, pink, and yellow beams into a honeycomb of hexagonal blocks...

NASA Will Pay You $1.5 Million to Build the Next Rover
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NASA Will Pay You $1.5 Million to Build the Next Rover

In June, NASA invited a small horde of robots and their makers to Massachusetts to compete for a chance to win as much as $1.5 million.

Expert: Tesla Driverless Car Death Not Surprising, Expect More
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Expert: Tesla Driverless Car Death Not Surprising, Expect More

The number of fatalities associated with autonomous systems such as driverless cars will increase as more are used, says automation expert Timothy Carone of the...

Spurning Tech Jobs With Six-Figure Salaries
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Spurning Tech Jobs With Six-Figure Salaries

Software developers in their 20s are now treated like celebrities in pop culture. Surprisingly, the fame and fortune of internet entrepreneurs has done little to...

How Amazon Triggered a Robot Arms Race
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How Amazon Triggered a Robot Arms Race

An Amazon warehouse is a flurry of activity.

Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology
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Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology

European quantum physicists have done some amazing things over the past few decades: sent single photons to Earth orbit and back, created quantum bits that will...

Supercomputers Will Play Major Role in Cancer Moonshot Initiative
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Supercomputers Will Play Major Role in Cancer Moonshot Initiative

High performance supercomputers will play a major role in the Cancer Moonshot initiative, the U.S. effort to double the rate of progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis...

DARPA Integrates Network of Space Sensors to Help Avoid Collisions in Space
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DARPA Integrates Network of Space Sensors to Help Avoid Collisions in Space

DARPA's OrbitOutlook (O2) program is looking to improve space safety by collecting data on man-made space debris from military and commercial space surveillance...

Researchers Sue the Government Over Computer Hacking Law
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Researchers Sue the Government Over Computer Hacking Law

In the age of big data analytics, the proprietary algorithms web sites use to determine what data to display to visitors have the potential to illegally discriminate...

Obama Administration Releases $150M in Grants for TechHire
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Obama Administration Releases $150M in Grants for TechHire

The Obama administration has issued $150 million in grants for 39 technology-related partnerships in 25 states and Washington, D.C. Awardees will use this money...
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