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Elon Musk Is Setting Up a Company that Will Link Brains and Computers
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Elon Musk Is Setting Up a Company that Will Link Brains and Computers

Billionaire futurist space explorer Elon Musk has a new project: a "medical research company" called Neuralink that will make brain-computer interfaces.

Jet Lag Hits for Power Against Major League Ballplayers
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Jet Lag Hits for Power Against Major League Ballplayers

Baseball, America's pastime, has been part of the nation’s culture for more than 140 years—we go to games, watch games on TV, and teach our kids to play.

Watch Out Hackers: Deploying Ransomware Is Now a Crime in California
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Watch Out Hackers: Deploying Ransomware Is Now a Crime in California

As of January 1, the delivery of ransomware is illegal in California thanks to Senate Bill 1137 going into effect.

Six Contractors Have Begun Work on NASA's Gateway to Deep Space
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Six Contractors Have Begun Work on NASA's Gateway to Deep Space

NASA has a problem.

A Sense of Scale: The Best Microscopy of 2016
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A Sense of Scale: The Best Microscopy of 2016

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was born while Galileo was still alive, and he ended up developing a similar skill in lens making to that of Galileo.

VR Started with Gaming, But It Will Take Over Every Other Industry
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VR Started with Gaming, But It Will Take Over Every Other Industry

"We are looking at sensory immersion.

iPhone Exploit Bounty Surges to an Eye-Popping $1.5 Million
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iPhone Exploit Bounty Surges to an Eye-Popping $1.5 Million

A controversial broker of security exploits is offering $1.5 million (£1.2 million) for attacks that work against fully patched iPhones and iPads, a bounty that's...

Colin Powell's E-mail Tips: Use Private Phone Line, Personal AOL Account… and Keep Mouth Shut
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Colin Powell's E-mail Tips: Use Private Phone Line, Personal AOL Account… and Keep Mouth Shut

In an e-mail exchange with then-incoming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Colin Powell warned that the State Department Diplomatic...

How Tech Changed Scoring in Sports—Nearly a Century Ago
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How Tech Changed Scoring in Sports—Nearly a Century Ago

Technology has changed sports by offering things like instant replay and the ability to determine precisely where a ball is relative to lines on the field and court...

Amateur Astronomers Are Helping Guide Space Pros to Jupiter and Beyond
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Amateur Astronomers Are Helping Guide Space Pros to Jupiter and Beyond

The United Kingdom is a terrible place to use a telescope, at least if you consider the weather.

It's the Data, Stupid: Why Database Admins Are More Important Than Ever
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It's the Data, Stupid: Why Database Admins Are More Important Than Ever

For those of us who have been in the information technology realm for too long, the title "database administrator" conjures up very specific images.

Transistors Will Stop Shrinking in 2021, but Moore's Law Will Live On
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Transistors Will Stop Shrinking in 2021, but Moore's Law Will Live On

Transistors will stop shrinking after 2021, but Moore's law will probably continue, according to the final International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS)...

Reconstructing the First Atomic Bomb Test from a Chunk of Scorched Earth
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Reconstructing the First Atomic Bomb Test from a Chunk of Scorched Earth

If the CSI family of television shows has blunted your appetite for impossibly omniscient crime scene analysis, consider the real, and very serious, science of...

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.

Do We Really Need Humans to Explore Mars?
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Do We Really Need Humans to Explore Mars?

The dazzling sunlight that flooded the lake-front restaurant where I sat down with Chris Kraft in 2014 was nothing compared to the brightness in his eyes.

Billion-Dollar Brain Training Industry a Sham—Nothing but Placebo, Study Suggests
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Billion-Dollar Brain Training Industry a Sham—Nothing but Placebo, Study Suggests

Who wouldn't want to be smarter? After all, high intelligence can help you get better grades in school, more promotions at work, fatter pay checks through your...

It'll Be Very Hard for Terrorism Victim's Family to Win Lawsuit Against Twitter
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It'll Be Very Hard for Terrorism Victim's Family to Win Lawsuit Against Twitter

Legal experts say that it will be an uphill battle for the plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit this week against Twitter, Facebook, and Google.

Meet Deep Thunder: IBM's Next Step in the Automation of Forecasting
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Meet Deep Thunder: IBM's Next Step in the Automation of Forecasting

Until recently, weather forecasting was a fairly straightforward process.

Meet the Largest Science Project in US Government History—the James Webb Telescope
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Meet the Largest Science Project in US Government History—the James Webb Telescope

Since Galileo first discovered the moons of Jupiter and the phases of Venus, telescopes have gotten larger, more accurate, and more powerful.

Cothority to Apple: Let's Make Secret Backdoors Impossible
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Cothority to Apple: Let's Make Secret Backdoors Impossible

Cothority, a new software project designed to make secret backdoored software updates nearly impossible, is offering to help Apple ensure that any secret court...
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